Developing Resilience in Gifted Students

We welcomed many new faces to gtchat this week as well as our long-time friends from 12 states and 4 countries. This week we had a tie in our poll. “Exploring New Family Enrichment Activities” will be our topic tentatively on October 12th.

An interesting discussion centered on developing resilience. Questions explored characteristics of resiliency, why gifted students are more at risk for not developing it, how teachers can nurture it in the classroom, and strategies parents can use to assist their children to be more resilient. A transcript of this and all chats can be found at our page on the TAGT website on Monday mornings.

At the end of chat, we announced an all-star line-up for the next couple months: Carolyn Coil (@carolyncoil from @PiecesOLearning) on October 5th , Lisa Van Gemert (@gifted_guru) on October 26th, Brian Housand (@brianhousand) on November 2nd, & Ian Bryd (@ByrdseedGifted) on November 9th. All will be presenting at the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (#TAGT2012) Annual Conference in Dallas in November. We are thrilled that they have agreed to give us a preview of their presentations and their current work. Please stay tuned to this blog for further information.

Addendum: I would like to include one additional link not presented during the chat, but posted in a discussion group on Facebook from a French perspective. To access this link, a translator would be helpful. The gist of the article is that resiliency may not always be a good thing, but rather a means of suppressing one’s feelings. #gtchat is committed to encouraging all points of view and welcomes continuing dialog whenever it occurs.

Links:

Promoting Resilience from @DukeTIP

The Difference is Resilience: When Trouble Hits Close to Home for Gifted

Building Resilience in Gifted Children” (pdf)

Building Resilience” from @SENG_Gifted

How 2 Practice Effective Discipline, Nurture Creativity/Resilience, &Still Like Each Other from @DavidsonGifted

The 7 Cs: The Essential Building Blocks of Resilience from Dr. Ken Ginsburg

Revitalization and Resilience from @jofrei’s Sprite’s Site

From @jofrei’s Sprite’s Site Sprite Learns About Resilience

Understanding Resilience in Diverse, Talented Students in an Urban High School

The Optimistic Child: Proven Program to Safeguard Children from Depression & Build Lifelong Resilience (Amazon)

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Posted on September 29, 2012, in Creative Thinking, Education, Emotional intensity, gifted and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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