If you’ve parented or taught a gifted child, you’ve probably Googled “How to help my gifted child succeed” at least once. Or maybe a million times. Everytime, you’re probably hoping someone has revealed the great secret. I’ve worked with gifted children for decades, and I’m sharing (for free) the best strategies I’ve found. Adaptive Giftedness […]
Social & Emotional Learning
Meeting the social and emotional needs of students (and children in general) can sometimes be the most important aspect of their learning.
These articles discuss important aspects of social and emotional learning, especially in the gifted population.
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 […]
The students are the core of what we do, and I think it’s critical that they are also able to be the corps, or body, of what we do. A gifted student wrote an essay for assignment at school, and she gave me permission to share her thoughts about being gifted here. Her essay was […]
When I recently asked people who are on the Facebook page to weigh in on the new cover for my Perfectionism book, I realized how wonderful a group this gifted realm is, and it made me less fearful of sharing more personal things. To that end, I’m sharing the goals I’ve decided to work on […]
Funky socks change lives, and they can change campuses and families, too. Fundraising is rarely anyone’s favorite activity, yet I want to share this one, because I think it’s such a perfect fit for gifted children’s innate tendency toward social awareness and moral concern. I’ve never shared anything like this before, but I loved it, […]
I’m desperately concerned about why children stop reading, and I hope you are, too. Let’s talk about why children stop reading and what we can do about it. Too Few Of Us Read I came across an article recently called Harry Potter and the Death of Reading that was written in 2007 by Ron Charles, senior […]