developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Funding for Gifted and 2e Programs, Mental Health, and More
Friday, May 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DO WE NEED TO FUND GIFTED AND 2e PROGRAMS That's the question posted at the site of the Education Commission of the States ECS. You know the correct answer. ECS notes that schools tend to ignore the needs of gifted students, and cites the lack of state and federal funding for the... Read more
Pioneer in 2e, Educator Resources, More
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by 76Trombones
PIONEER IN 2e STUDIES HONORED. Dr. C. June Maker was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from Western Kentucky University recently, according to WKU News. She is a graduate of WKU and currently a professor at University of Arizona. WKU News says, "Dr. Makers 1976... Read more
Giftedness, ADHD, Parenting Resource, and More
Friday, May 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
JOE RENZULLI posted on May 11 a YouTube video titled "What Is Giftedness" In it, he explains his stance that giftedness is not just IQ, but that it combines above-average ability and not just academic abilities, task commitment motivation or grit, and creativity. This i... Read more
"Speaking" Gifted and ASD, Helping Parents of the 2e, Movie-goers' Breath, and More
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT tells what it's like to "live in parallel universes," and makes some great arguments for "peer advocacy." He writes, "Just about every day at school I witness an exchange between a teacher and an autistic student wh... Read more
A Reader's Response to a Recent Posting
Monday, May 16th, 2016 by 76Trombones
ON MAY 5th we pointed to an item in the Huffington Post written by a parent who has dyslexia wondering about the place of GATE programs in today's educational system. We included the item in yesterday's briefing and received the following thoughtful reply from Trish Seres, advoca... Read more
Mindfulness, Gap Year, Education in Finland, More
Saturday, May 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DON'T FORGET that our spring booklet sale is going on right now. If you subscribe to the newsletter or briefing, check your inbox for details;or,go to the newsletter website. We offer ten "Spotlight on 2e Series" booklets on topics that include parenting 2e kiddos, gift... Read more
Whoopi Goldberg, a 2e Blog Hop, Grit, and More
Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
WHOOPI GOLDBERG, who has dyslexia, was featured at the 13th annual Adam Katz Memorial Conversation held by the Child Mind Institute recently. According to the institute, "Goldberg sat down with Dr. Harold Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute, to talk about the ch... Read more
Depression News, 2e Center Workshop, A Kiwi News Story, and More
Monday, May 9th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DEPRESSION. The Washington Post notes the value of celebrities who acknowledge their issues with depression or anxiety. The article mentions Kristen Bell talking about her mental health concerns in a video, Captain America Chris Evans talking to Rolling Stone about his anxiety, a... Read more
Asperger's and Comedy, 2e Schools, and More
Thursday, May 5th, 2016 by 76Trombones
ASPERGER'S ARE US is a four-man comedy group. All four are on the spectrum, and they've been writing comedy together for about a decade. The group is the subject of a documentary recently purchased by Netflix, and this summer the group has lined up some club dates in places such ... Read more
Cool Writing about 2e, 2e and Human Rights, and More
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by 76Trombones
2e ESSAY. A writer who crafts poetry, fiction, and essays has a piece at the site of ADDitude, where she describes how she -- like most parents of kids with challenges -- was torn between wanting to help and letting her 2e son learn on his own to "keep his head above water.&... Read more
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