Monday, August 1, 2016

Parenting 2e Kiddos, Growth Mindset, More

2e IN RENO. The Reno Gazette-Journal looked into how many students in the local county school district were classified as both gifted and with an LD, and found that three percent of the GT students also had an IEP. The IEP was usually for either a speech/language impairment or ASD. Read more.

SENG has announced the dates and location for its 2017 conference, August 4-6 in Naperville, Illinois. Separately, SENG has reprinted in its monthly newsletter a 2006 article by Dina Brulles on parenting twice-exceptional children; the article has both professional and personal perspectives. Brulles is director of gifted ed for an Arizona school district and also coordinates the graduate gifted program at Arizona State University. Find her article. Separately again, Brulles received some press for a talk she gave in Wahpeton, North Dakota, on educating gifted young people; find the article.

"WHEN GIFTED ISN'T A GIFT" is the title of a posting at GeekMom, part of The posting recounts a family's difficulties with the education system (starting in pre-school) caused by her asynchronously-developing, highly-intelligent son, who seemed to be perceived as a behavior problem by some adults. From the posting: "The problem is that the outward appearance of asynchronosity is like the iceberg that sank The Titanic. It shows as benign with the real depth of pain and difficulty lying where no one can see." Find the posting.

IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, Jena Names is establishing Edison Academy (named after Thomas Edison) for gifted and twice-exceptional students, with the aim of providing a personalized, strengths-based education. Interested families may find out more this coming Saturday, August 6, at a meet-up at 1 p.m. at French Park in San Luis Obispo. Find out more.

GROWTH MINDSET. Carol Dweck has a TED Talk intro on this topic. If you're not among the 4.5 million people who have already viewed it, you can find it here, along with a transcript if you'd rather read than watch.

GIFTED CHALLENGES. The most recent posting at this blog by psychologist Gail Post is titled "Is your gifted teen socially isolated." Post addresses when isolation might or might not be a problem. Find Post's post.

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