Monthly Archives: September 2013

Gifted Adults and Impostor Syndrome

impostor syndrome

What Is Impostor Syndrome? That was the question we attempted to answer during #gtchat as well as ways to combat it. Feeling like a fake, just lucky, or false modesty are all characteristics of Impostor Syndrome. It is at the crux of social anxiety; yet, unlike simple insecurity, it drives one forward.

Highly successful; highly accomplished people often suffer from Impostor Syndrome. More women than men express feelings of being a fraud. More so minorities; those from low SES suffer from it.

Why does Impostor Syndrome happen in successful people? One reason is too much praise too early. When failure inevitably comes, one questions oneself. Also, when normal means coming in first, second place feels like failure.

What can be done to combat Impostor Syndrome? Realizing you are not alone. Many experience Impostor Syndrome; few talk about it. Pat yourself on the back. Remind yourself of what you’ve done. Find a mentor/become a mentor. Remember … a little humility can go a long way.

A full transcript may be found here.


Phony Impostors or Merely the Burden of Great Potential? 

Redefining Success: Owning My Achievements

‘I Always Feel Like a Failure…’

Women Entrepreneurs: Are We Successful Impostors?

Are There Downsides to Success? The Third Metric

Do You Suffer From Impostor Syndrome?

What Is Impostor Syndrome?

The Impostor Syndrome

TED@NYC: Impostor Syndrome, Activate!

Feeling Like a Fraud? You’re Not Alone 

10 Signs That You Suffer From “Impostor Syndrome” At Work

The Curious Case of Impostor Syndrome from Byrdseed Gifted

The Impostor Syndrome

Is Impostor Syndrome keeping women out of open technology and culture?

Managing Your Impostor Syndrome

How to Stop Feeling Like and Impostor

How I Cured My Imposter Syndrome

A Cure for Impostor Syndrome?

Expert Enough, Take 2: Why Impostor Syndrome Matters & How to Overcome It

Do You Feel Like a Fraud? You Might Have Impostor Syndrome

Using Twitter in the Gifted Classroom

This week’s chat centered on the use of Twitter in the classroom and was joined by educators, homeschoolers and parents. Questions included how and if Twitter was currently being used in participants’ schools, ways to enhance curriculum and ways to connect students and teachers. A full transcript may be found here.


Twitter in the Classroom” from @venspired

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

Getting Started with Twitter in the Classroom

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

22 Effective Ways to Use Twitter In The Classroom (Using Bloom’s Taxonomy)

Twitter in the Classroom: Watch This Teacher Engage Shy Students in Learning History

Twitter in the Classroom (with video from Minneapolis P.S. Roosevelt High)

Turning Tweets into Narrative Tales

Tweet, Tweet, Go the Kindergartners

100 Ways to Use Twitter in Education, By Degree of Difficulty

35 Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

The Twitter Spectrum for Educators

“I am twittering and blogging!”

Can Tweeting Help Your Teaching? (NEA)

Infusing Technology into the Classroom

“Inspiration in 140 Characters: Using Twitter as Your PLN”

From @Cybraryman1~ Twitter Page

“Beyond Curating and Sharing – How Cybraryman Teaches on Twitter”

“I Created A Class Twitter Account,  Now What?” 

“Our Class Twitter Norms” from Kristen Wideen

“Using Twitter in School” from Leslie Grave’s Livebinder

“An Educator’s Guide to Twitter” from Steven W. Anderson’s Livebinder

Additional Links (Thanks to Jerry Blumengarten @Cybraryman1):

“Twitter in Schools: A Getting Started Guide”

“Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom”

“How to Use Twitter in the Classroom Without Compromising Your Professional Relationship With Your Students”

“Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas for Using Hashtags in the Classroom”

“12 Expert Twitter Tips for the Classroom”

“20 Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter in The Classroom”

“60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom”

“5 Reasons I Prefer Twitter over Facebook”

“The Power of Twitter Chats” (You Tube)

Educating for Global Competence

Educating for Global Competence centered on how and why we need to educate our students to take on a greater presence on the global stage. More and more complex issues have arisen over time and there is a greater need for great minds to solve these problems ~ Clean drinking water, mass migration, climate instability and world peace are a few of the global issues facing us. All these require critical and higher-order thinking to solve. A complete transcript of this chat may be found here.

This week’s chat was scheduled at a different time to see if this would affect attendance. It did! Our next chat will be back to the regular schedule!


Global Risks, World Economic Forum

Cybraryman’s Multi-Cultural Page

Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk: The Danger of a Single Story

Flat Classroom Conference  #flatclassroom

Global Classroom Twitter Chats 2nd Saturday of the month (3 chats)

The Gifted Introvert

An important topic not often covered in discussions about gifted individuals, this chat was quite active and experienced some lively debate! It was exciting to see many new faces and old friends with participants from 18 states and 5 countries.

The chat covered such questions as “Is introversion and shyness the same thing?”, “Can introversion and extroversion exist at the same time?” and “How can teachers help the introverted gifted child?” A full transcript may be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: Our next chat “Educating for Global Competence” is THURSDAY, 9/12 @5PM ET/4PM CT/22.00 UK/7.00 (ET AUS – Fri). There will be no chat the following day.


We Are the Introverts (comic) courtesy of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

Introversion: The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted from SENG Gifted

What is the difference between being shy and being introverted?”

Introversion and Giftedness” (pdf) from Dr. Linda Silverman (1993)

The Gifted Introvert” (2002)

The Creative Personality: Both Extroverted and Introverted

Introversion vs. Shyness: The Discussion Continues

Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts” (video)TED Talks

The Development of Shyness and Social Withdrawal (Amazon)

After the Show: The Many Faces of the Performer from Scott Barry Kaufman

Make Your Class Cozy for Gifted Introverts” from Ian Byrd  

Why Are Such a High Proportion of Gifted People Introverted?

Introversion and the Highly Gifted

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