There have been more fabulous posts on other gifted education blogs in the last few days. These ones were highlights for me:
I just discovered Gifted Phoenix’s blog today, and it looks worth spending time on! Here is Gifted Phoenix on equality of access to higher education: http://giftedphoenix.blog.com/2010/09/01/the-transatlantic-excellence-gap-part-3-social-mobility-through-fair-access-to-higher-education/ . This post is part three of a series.
Gifted Phoenix also mentions giftednz in another post, in a very favourable light, which is a great way to be appreciated by Kiwis like me!
Christine Fonseca reflects on the #gtchat on Impostor Syndrome, adding many of her own thoughts. She will be following this up in a second post about what to do about this.
My own thoughts about a classroom strategy for Impostor Syndrome : I find it helpful to teach children to give themselves both subjective and objective ratings for their work, and to distinguish between the two. This also helps with children who seem overconfident of the excellence of their work!
Carol Bainbridge’s Blog (Is about.com a blog site? It’s blog-like anyway.) deals with a question many parents ask me. “Should we tell the teacher our child is gifted?”. She discusses both pros and cons. In addition to Carol’s advice, something you can do is find out whether your school has a teacher with assigned responsibilities for gifted and talented students. If you are not confident that your child’s classroom teacher will respond positively to a discussion about your child’s abilities, the GATE teacher can be a useful person to talk to. Alternatively, the special educational needs co-ordinator or SENCO may fulfill this role at your school. (New Zealand acronym, may not apply elsewhere).