Common Myths of Gifted Education Part 2
This chat was the second part in a series, “Common Myths of Gifted Education”. It became apparent soon after chat started that these myths evoke strong emotions in all stakeholders in the gifted community. A full transcript can be found here. To view the post from Week 1, click here.
I’ve included below some of the comments made during the chat.
In response to the myth – ‘gifted education programs are elitist’:
Krissy Venosdale @venspired R5) Different not better.Needs met, not privileged.Elitism insinuates the idea that it’s a “prize.” Real prize? Understanding.
Krissy Venosdale @venspired R5) I like to tell people that we need to stop focus on high-achieve and focus more on thinking deep.
In reference to the possibility of a child being twice-exceptional: StemMom Advocate R6: head in fire, feet in ice. Nothing fits.
Please note that our next chat will be Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 4P ET/3P CT/21.00 UK/Monday 8.00 AUS (ET). We will be having one chat a month at this new time.
“Columbus Cheetah, Myth Buster – Myth 8” from Jo Freitag on Sprite’s Site
“Columbus Cheetah, Myth Buster – Myth 6” from Jo Freitag on Sprite’s Site
Cybraryman’s Twice-Exceptional Children
The Dyslexic Advantage (Amazon) by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide
The Advantages of Acceleration by Lisa Van Gemert
Posted on January 20, 2014, in Education, gifted, gifted and talented, gifted education, Identification, Psychology and tagged acceleration, Cybraryman, gifted, gifted and talented, gtchat, Lisa Van Gemert, Myths in Gifted Education, TAGT, twice exceptional, Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.