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CFB Association of Gifted and Talented Spring Symposium

March 29, 2010

Carrollton-Farmer’s Branch Association of Gifted and Talented has a great lineup for their Spring Symposium on April 9th & 10th! Dr. Dale Stuart, Carla Crutsinger, Dr. Carol Schelp, James Busby and more. Click here to learn about this great event.

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  1. April 10, 2010 7:58 pm

    A few notes from the keynote and breakout session with Dr. Dale Stuart:

    Giftedness permeates a person’s entire life.

    Book: Gifted Minds by Lovecky

    Bright child vs Gifted learner:
    6-8 reps for mastery – 1-2 reps
    Attentive – Engrossed
    Listens with interest – Strong reactions and opinions
    Answers – Elaborates extensively
    Understands ideas – Constructs abstractions
    Good ideas – Wild silly ideas

    Parent’s role with multi-potentiality:
    Set boundaries to keep child safe
    Child makes choices in safe territory to view slides.

    Praise has a huge influence over child’s mindset. Don’t praise a stable trait. Praise them for the process used – what they did that was under their control. This motivates them and increases confidence. Subtle difference has big effect.

    To incorporate positive praise, commend:
    Trying different strategies
    Willingness to take on challenge

    Express positive views of challenges, mistakes, and acknowledging “I don’t know.”

    Validate and accept their feelings. Frustration is okay; it’s a natural part of working hard.

    Ask them what happened just before they got angry/frustrated. Help them understand the triggers.

    Don’t allow them to blame others. Ask what they could have done differently to change the outcome.

    “We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.” – Roy L. Smith

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