The student *is*
the curriculum

About Me

A brief background

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!

Gifted Education

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.

Underachievement

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.

Homeschooling & Unschooling

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!

Events

January, 2020

Gifted Course Providers

Varies by course

Event Details

January, 2020

Gifted Course Providers

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.

Take a look!

Varies by course

April 24 - 26, 2020

Beyond IQ Conference, Boxborough, MA

All day

Event Details

April 24 - 26, 2020

Beyond IQ Conference, Boxborough, MA

A personable annual event for and about highly and profoundly gifted children, YAs, and adults, plus the professionals who work with them! 


http://giftedconferenceplanners.org/Boston2020 

All day

August 6 - 8, 2020

14th International Dabrowski Congress

All day

Event Details

August 6 - 8, 2020

14th International Dabrowski Congress

For the first time, this biennial event will be closer than Montreal!

Join us to discuss  Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration. Learn more about it here.

All day

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Josh Shaine, Educational Consultant

7 Northend Rd Townsend, MA 01469 US

(978) 597-0977

Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed