Posts tagged "VanTassel-Baska"

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 »

An architectural error turns into a relevant opportunity for Problem Based Learning

An architectural error turns into a relevant opportunity for Problem Based Learning
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on mistakes, explaining how many can be used as excellent teaching tools. A couple of days ago, while I was reading the Tribune, I found an article about a glaring architectural error that could be used as a great study for Problem Based Learning (“PBL”) in any late... 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 »
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