There is a great need for youth ministers, pastors, counselors, teachers, and anyone else who works with our youth to understand - and I mean REALLY understand- the gifted, talented, and creative youth that God has placed in our care. I have seen TOO MANY gifted youths drop right out of and flat-out rebel against… Continue reading Christianity with Giftedness Crisis
Lifting a person takes a lot more strength than it does to just walk with a person down an adventurous road, and the world right now is hiking switchbacks up a mountain. Thus, I want to help you inspire others to lift others and I want you to be able to inspire those you're carrying to be able to hike effectively on their own. Staring Today, start taking a simple step into the gym of your faith. It's time to go straight-up cross-fit extreme about faith-building.
"Gifted children need academic guidance and support for their talent areas, and they also need support in social and emotional areas.... They often hear such things as: "You're too sensitive! You're too intense! You have a strange sense of humor. Do you always have to be creative? Why do you question every rule?" This makes… Continue reading the very things…
What Teachers Expect The High Achiever Have you ever wondered to yourself, "I know that my child is smarter than average, so why is he/she still not being invited to be in the school's gifted and talented program?" If so, trust me, you are not alone. As of 2014, only 25% of gifted children are… Continue reading High Achiever vs Gifted Learner
Kids are stressed these days. I see it everywhere. High school, middle school, and even more and more elementary students are stressed, and it's not because of a standardized test. Their stress is coming from something deeper then a test score. It's a stress that makes them strive to meet certain societal standards so they… Continue reading Trajectory: Significance
It is time to talk about what giftedness really looks like in action. - Dr. Suzy Thompson I fell through the cracks of the schoolhouse floorboard. I went to a 4A public school. I was identified above "average" but below the gifted class. I sat in class for years bored out of my mind and… Continue reading Gifted? My Kid? Really?