I've been working with gifted 7th - 12th graders for more than 40 years, including through the MIT Educational Studies Program's pre-collegiate programs. I also teach through Gifted Conference Planners' online courses. I'm in charge of the Beyond IQ annual conference outside Boston. I serve on the Board of Directors for hoagiesgifted.com.
And these days, I write fantasies and fairy tales!
Meeting the needs of students with high potential seems to be a lot harder than one might have expected. Part of the problem is that being gifted does not mean being perfect. Another part is that each individual has their own strengths, weakensses, and individual circumstances.
Do you have a child/student who is "not working up to potential?" Are you frustrated beyond measure? Have you tried everything?
Underachievement is a poorly defined, poorly understood phenomenon. Our teachers, counselors, and therapists have received no training in how to deal with it. If they seem as frustrated as you are, don't be surprised.
One size does not fit all.
It's too bad, really, because it would be far more convenient to be able to drop your kid somewhere and have them come home educated, socialized, and prepared for their next steps. But it just doesn't work that way.
Even in homeschooling, this curriculum that came highly recommended might ormight not work with your kid. Or it might work with one, but not another. Or it might work this months, but not next!
20+ courses for gifted and twice exceptional students, in a broad range of subjects. Some are just a couple weeks, some run the full term, and others are in the middle.
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A personable annual event for and about highly and profoundly gifted children, YAs, and adults, plus the professionals who work with them!
For the first time, this biennial event will be closer than Montreal!
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