About the Author

Josh Shaine has been working with gifted students of all ages for more than 35 years, including many years teaching, administrating, advising, and sometimes directing programs for 7th – 12th graders through MIT’s Educational Studies Program.

He has taught at public, private, and alternative schools, as well as working with special needs students who were either at home or institutionalized for a number of public school districts in several different states.

He has served on the boards of directors of the Hollingworth Center for Gifted ChildrenKids College, the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Children, the New England Conference for Gifted and Talented, the NH Association for Gifted Children, and Voyagers Homeschool Cooperative.

Outside of education, Josh has served on the Board of Trustees for the Townsend Public Library and the Massachusetts Library Trustees Association.  Within Townsend’s government, he also served on the Finance and Capital Planning committee.

He currently organizes and presents at conferences around the country, including the Beyond IQ conferences in Boston, Chicago, and the West Coast.

He currently teaches kids in and out of organized schooling; consults with families and schools about giftedness, curriculum modification, college decisions, and social/emotional needs; plans the Beyond IQ series of conferences and about Highly Gifted Children; and presents at other conferences around the country.

In his spare time, he writes blog entries about the historical roots of gifted education and their relevance to today. And, of course, the occasional fairy tale.

Josh’s Interests