I have been writing this post in my head for weeks, with my initial thoughts clustered around giftedness and anxiety. It was fueled by some recent interactions, and anecdotally backed by years of experience with gifted children, including my own two daughters. In the course of my research, I stumbled upon a video about Alexandra… Continue reading Confronting the Hard Questions: Gifted and Mental Health
I told her the proverbial, “Go, fly!” I gave her the time and space and let her write. She was writing with a purpose - following her plot outline - but she was also writing with PASSION - perhaps the very beginning of fulfillment of her potential as a creative writer.
I just hung up after consulting with a former colleague---she is a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) and mother of a gifted son.
Homework...one of the more controversial topics in K-12 education.
Commitment---without it, none of the other components we have discussed in these series mean a thing.
We wholeheartedly believe in this quote. Forming relationships with your students from day one is essential to a successful school year.
The best hope for the future. Getting books into kids’ hands. Everyday.