What happens when a student never gets called over to work with the teacher?
The “smart” label we give kids often really means “things are easy for you.” What are the ramifications of this dangerous praise?
We praise kids for being “smart”, but what do we actually mean by it? What are we actually praising? It’s a surprisingly tricky word to figure out.
When speaking about giftedness, I am often told that “labels are harmful.” Here’s why I think labels have a powerful (but limited) purpose.
Check out this jaw-dropping quote from Deborah Ruf’s interviews with gifted adults about their childhoods…
Students I speak to have a powerful fear of making a life-altering mistake in their teens. Whether it’s a low grade, an easy class, or the wrong extracurricular, students think that an early error will derail their entire lives. They see life as a straight line.
I am frequently asked about research supporting gifted programs. Is there evidence that putting gifted kids together is a good thing? The short answer: yes.
The wise teacher knows how hard to push her class and when to ease up, because self control is a limited resource for everyone.
If you’re wondering what an “intellectual overexcitability” might look like, here’s me in kindergarten…
Joanne Foster led an interesting session about the true causes of students’ procrastination. It’s more complex than simple laziness.