Three images I’m using to do a better job explaining giftedness to parents of gifted kids.
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My friend Brian introduced me to Torrance’s Manifesto for Children – and I wish I had seen it decades ago!
For people who do not suffer from perfectionist tendencies, it can be hard to understand the crippling feeling a student feels when their work doesn’t match their expectations. Ira Glass, who you know from This American Life, has a fantastic quote that gets to the heart of this problem.
Any time we complain that a kid always or never does something, we should consider this same question: has anyone ever taught them how?
Understanding our body’s feelings is important, especially for gifted students whose powerful minds often overthink problems, which in turn leads to perseveration and nervousness.
“Passion” is kind of a ridiculous expectation when you think about it.
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.
Here’s a list of interesting items to help intense students in a classroom setting. Fidgety tools, special sets, and even ear plugs!