For more than 15 years in the U.S. and other countries, Laurie has skillfully brought science to life for her students. Now she infuses that same energy into her role as a national and independent gifted education and science consultant. Laurie's goal is to convert as many teachers as possible to the differentiated lifestyle. In her strategy-based sessions, she helps teachers create real-world, product-based lessons that turn every student into a critical thinker and effective problem-solver. It's no wonder her books, the "Differentiating Instruction with Menus" series, Ready-to-Use Differentiation Strategies and Hands-On Physical Science and Science Dictionary for Kids are showing up on teacher bookshelves all over the country.