I thought I’d update for those interested…
I’m not posting as much on this blog because I’m engaging in educating myself on gifted issues and Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration. I hope to come up with a few post topics regarding this…but in the meantime…it’s a bit intense and draining.
I finally got the book Gifted Children: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Kate Distin from the library today. I hope to find it’s worthwhile. I’m most interested in family dynamics and emotional development of the gifted child.
Tonight I’ll be going to the school with oldest daughter because they are having an Educate the Parents night about improving writing techniques. It’s not necessarily a gifted program…but it’s open to all parents to help improve writing skills in all grade levels. If there’s anything interesting/novel in the approaches, I’ll be back to talk about them too.
So…well…I can’t think of a closing thought (a little brain-fried).
Be back soon.
I wrote about what I learned yesterday at the writing workshop on my other blog The Wonder Years (my general education blog that I’ve neglected far too long). Ironically enough, for all the writing I do, I have long forgotten ‘how to’ write. So in addition to learning how to help my girls and know what they will be learning in school with regards to writing (not just the nuts and bolts of punctuation, grammar and spelling), but they will learn about ideas, organization, voice (emotions), word choice (vocabulary), sentence fluency, and those boring conventions of punctuation and grammar and capitalization. The presenter was a visual-spatial learner herself and it was good to hear her talk about reaching the visual-spatial learners by associating pictures or props to assist with learning the concepts.