Monthly Archives: October 2012
Our most recent guest on #gtchat was Lisa Van Gemert, nationally recognized speaker on gifted education, provider of professional development for teachers and Gifted Youth Specialist for American Mensa.
A former gifted student herself, Lisa’s background has included teacher and administrator as well as parent. In her own words, “So many GT educators are GT themselves … I think it’s what makes parents of GT kids so passionate, too. We all have post-traumatic gifted kid disorder.”
Lisa pointed out that the importance of professional development for teachers of gifted learners lies in the fact that, “Many teachers are expected to teach kids who are learning foreigners to them.” In response to concerns raised in teacher/parent trainings, she wrote her ‘Stealth Giftedness’ Series. (Link below)
Lisa will be conducting 3 presentations at this year’s TAGT ’12 Professional Development Conference in Dallas, November 28 – 30. They include “Deliberate Excellence and the Creative Prescription”, “Addressing the Triple Threat: Perfectionism, Lack of Internal Motivation and Boredom” (excerpt: “A GT child going to school day after day learning nothing is not boredom – it’s cognitive abuse.”) and “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me: Tapping into the Power of Your Memory”. (A link to the conference registration can be found below.)
Interested in reading the full transcript from this chat? It can be found here. Want to check out all the links tweeted out during the chat? See below. Thinking you shouldn’t miss the next #gtchat on Twitter? Join us each Friday at 7PM ET/6PM CT for the best hour on Twitter for educators and parents of gifted children; and gifted adults as well. Be sure to follow @gtchatmod on Twitter for all the latest news on #gtchat. We are the pulse of the gifted community!
Lisa’s blog, Gifted Guru
Lisa, Gifted Youth Specialist at American Mensa
Lisa on Pinterest
From @gifted_guru Stealth Giftedness
From @cybraryman1 Motivation and Student Engagement Page
From @gifted_guru Perfectionism Presentation
From @cvalvarez Profiles of the Gifted & Talented
Participants from 13 states and 5 countries joined #gtchat to discuss family enrichment activities. Manynew faces and some old friends shared links to some amazing activities. A new acronym was coined during the chat, TTFN – made famous by Tigger of Winnie-the-Pooh – now stands for (at least during #gtchat) Thank Twitter it’s Friday Night (thanks to Jack Hanford).
Some of the ideas shared included geocaching, traveling, touring local ethnic food stores and eateries, and virtual tours via Google street view and underwater view. For a more extensive review of this chat, please go to our page on TAGT’s website for the transcript which is posted Monday mornings following each chat.
From @HoagiesGifted ‘Geocaching: The Sport for Gifted Kids of All Ages’
What is geocaching? (video)
From @HoagiesGifted ‘Life in the Asynchronous Family’
From @stacitaylortex ~ “Around the World in Our Town”
From @susannewith5 ~ “Don’t Eat Jack” a timely Halloween activity
From @NAGCBritain “Enrichment and Out-of-School Activities”
From Northwestern’s @CTDatNU ~ GLL ‘Family Program K-2”
From @jofrei The Art of Conversation
From @HoagiesGifted Art, Theater & Music Links
From @HoagiesGifted Smart Strategy Games
On Friday, October 5th, #gtchat hosted the first in a series of chats with speakers at the upcoming TAGT ’12 Conference in Dallas, TX this November 28th through the 30th which will include both educators and parents. Participants at chat were from 13 states and 4 countries.
Dr. Carolyn Coil was our guest and she talked about two presentations she will be giving at the conference ~ “21st Century Self-Management Skills for Gifted Students” and “Advanced Activities/Assessments Focusing on Rigor, Higher-Level Thinking & Problem Solving”. Carolyn’s remarks were well received by chat participants with many retweets throughout the session. Brian Housand, a former student of Carolyn’s and a speaker at the TAGT Conference, was present and added many valuable comments as well.
Carolyn Coil’s website
An Introduction to Differentiation (Carolyn Coil’s Blog)
Ideas on ProjectBasedLearning from Edutopia