What are the benefits of reading classic literature? I wrote about the relevance of reading quality books in general, and I want to focus on the benefits of reading classic literature in particular. Even among voracious readers, we often shy away from challenging books. Among gifted learners it can be part of our perfectionism/impostor syndrome. […]
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.
I had an amazing day with a group of teens in Lancaster, Pennsylvania last week. I want to tell you all about it, as well as some takeaways. What I did I got to spend the morning sharing ideas about neuroscience and what it means to be gifted. We started with an intro that explained […]
Got defiance? Handling defiant students (or personal children) can be one of the most difficult aspects of teaching, particularly when we don’t feel supported by others on the support team. Having a large toolbox of strategies and ideas can help. I’m sharing the ideas I’ve gathered over time from lots of sources, and I’m […]
Why you must see Gifted. Gifted does for gifted what Love Story did for Harvard: everyone will want to go there. It is the best onscreen fictional treatment of gifted ever. In history. In the universe. It is a must-see for anyone who cares about gifted kids, doesn’t really understand giftedness, is parenting a gifted child, is educating a […]
You should label kids as gifted if the label fits. This is a shockingly controversial statement, and I think it is because of three reasons: Bias against giftedness. The ambiguity of identification. Misunderstanding of or bias against the idea of “labels.” I don’t find these reasons compelling, and I will share eight reasons why (in […]
Moving is stressful for everyone, even when it’s positive change. For kids, it can be even more stressful because it’s rarely their idea, and they often feel powerless. I’ve got 12 tips to prepare kids to move that can help minimize that stress. You may not need all of them, but they will stock your […]