Posts tagged "Twice Exceptional"

Helicopter parenting has positive perks for gifted and talented students

Helicopter parenting has positive perks for gifted and talented students
I was all set to write a negative piece about helicopter parents. That is, until I walked into an American Educational Research Association (“AERA”) session recently, at which Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska was the discussant. In case you were wondering, the discussant provides feedback to presenters at educational conferences.  Those of you who have read this... Read more »

A Window into Autism and Visual Spatial Thinking: Ponder Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin was in town this past weekend. Unfortunately, I missed her session at the Humanities Festival. If any of you attended, please share your perceptions! I did get a chance to read Tribune Reporter Nina Metz’ article yesterday. See, Metz, N. (2013, November 11) “Grandin provides prism for seeing facets of autism,” Chicago Tribune.... Read more »

With learning labels, come responsibilties: carefully--and on an ongoing basis-- monitor student capabilities

With learning labels, come responsibilties:  carefully--and on an ongoing basis-- monitor student capabilities
Well, I found a new label today on the Racialicious blog: “Nerd of color.” Obviously, the author is referring to Raj on the Big Bang Theory. I like the show. I think they all do a great job stereotyping the “gifted” label. Which brings me to my main point. We, in the world of education,... Read more »
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Apocalist Now—Gifted Revival List

Well, it’s not the end of the Earth, as we know it. In fact, things are very calm in Chicago! Now that we can look forward to the approaching New Year, it’s time to buckle down and think about some key issues that would strengthen gifted and talented education: 1. Resilience: how can we teach... Read more »

The Stern Files: some insightful pieces on gifted and talented education

Some of you may be taking a look at Gifted Matters for the very first time. Before I began writing for ChicagoNow, my blog was featured on WordPress. You may want to review some of the earlier blogs as they are highly relevant to gifted and talented education: Shaping your child’s education in elementary school.... Read more »