Book Report Badness: The Trouble with Summarizing There is always some tension between teaching a subject and making sure that we don’t turn the subject into a source of pain and drudgery. It’s the art of teaching (and parenting, really). I’ve written about it before when I talked about the role and importance of process. […]
I get a lot of questions! While I am not able to respond personally to each request, if question is one that I think many people will have, I write an article about it.
These articles explore so many different aspects of the gifted experience! I hope you find them useful and interesting.
I received an email from a parent who had asked the high school to allow her 9th grade daughter to enroll in AP English, rather than in Honors 9th Grade English. The school declined, and the parent wanted my suggestion on what to do. Note: Frequently I get questions from parents or teachers about their children […]
When a student is struggling in school, a family is struggling in school. I once heard Dr. Phil say, “When you’re a parent, you’re only as happy as your saddest child.” #truth I frequently hear stories of school struggle from readers. Sometimes the stories just break my heart. Sometimes they stump me. Sometimes I feel […]
I’ve written about the homework battle before, and I don’t mean to discourage anyone, but it doesn’t usually get better as the student gets older. Gifted kids frequently resist homework and have other executive function issues that lead to stress and mismatched expectations. Will someone please tell me again why people think we’re bragging when […]
Even without the intensities/overexcitabilities so common in our gifted population, kids can be overly emotional. What do I mean by overly emotional? I mean that they: overreact to even mild stimuli; and/or base decisions on emotions rather than reason at a level inappropriate for their age; and/or engage in a level of emotionality that interferes […]
Sometimes gifted kids can move much more quickly than the system is ready for. Sometimes gifted kids can move much more quickly than they are ready for. What do you do when you have a child whose cognitive abilities exceed the opportunities available? How do you handle it when it’s in one content area, but […]