"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?
An impostor is a person who deliberately tries to deceive others for some form of personal gain. There is a variety of reasons why a person would become an impostor. The impostor may be trying to gain something tangible like money or they may be seeking something conceptual like freedom or acceptance. They may be… Continue reading im·pos·tor detector