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We started this chat with an endearing blog post from long-time #gtchat participant, Jo Freitag on her blog ~ Sprite’s Site. One of the storylines on Jo’s blog has followed the lives of the Tweet family and their gifted tweetlets. Tweet and Retweet, the parents, have had to cope with friends and family who simply don’t get ‘giftedness’.
Stories were related of less than satisfactory family relationships and strategies were shared on how to cope with family members who could not accept the idea of giftedness. The discussion entailed twice-exceptional children, homeschooling choices and the wide-range of sensory issues gifted parents must face. A full transcript may be found here.
A Review of Research on Parents & Families of Gifted Children (1983) from Davidson Gifted
Gifted Families Yahoo Group (Australia)
Resources for Parents of Gifted Children from SENG
Texas A&M Edu Psych “Gifted 102” Class for Parents of Gifted Children Dr Suzy Carroll
A light-hearted view of family matters from Jo Freitag’s Sprite’s Site
Life in the Asynchronous Family (Kearney)
“If This is a Gift, Can I send it Back?” book from Jen Merrill
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Fostering Parent Awareness was a spirited chat with parents and educators sharing their experiences with raising parent awareness in their respective schools. This chat ranks as the 2nd most in tweets and participants since March 2012 when TAGT became the primary force behind #gtchat. Activity prior to and after the chat were at near all-time highs as well. A full transcript may be found here.
We at #gtchat sincerely appreciate the opportunity to provide an outlet for the gifted community to network and discuss relevant topics each week. Several milestones in terms of statistics were achieved this week including over 1,000 followers on Twitter for @gtchatmod, over 200 ‘Likes’ on our new Facebook page and nearly 3,000 pageviews here on our blog! Our original mandate to ‘build bridges’ within the gifted community is being realized each and every day!
During the 24 hours including this week’s chat, over 100 participants posted tweets from 25 states in the U.S. and from 12 countries. It is exciting to see the ‘global’ reach of our chat. This week, we will be announcing the addition of a second chat during the week that will be at a more convenient time for those in the UK, EU and Pacific Rim. Follow @gtchatmod on Twitter for all the latest news. If you have wanted to join chat, but were hesitant on how to participate; visit our page on the TAGT website to learn more.
Links from chat:
Tips for Parents: Self-concept and Self-esteem Regarding Gifted Learners (from @DavidsonGifted )
Tips for Parents: The Real World of Gifted Teens (from @DavidsonGifted )
Parents’ Conceptions of Giftedness from @HoagiesGifted
Time Spent Outside the Classroom @DukeTIP
Cybraryman’s GT Page
Not More. Different from Venspired
Livebinder: Apps for HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills)
Jo Freitag’s Gifted Resources
Laughing at Chaos (blog)
Giftedness and the Kaleidoscope of Colours … One Parent Looks Back from Innreach’s Blog
Tags: academics, advocacy, cybraryman1, education, educators, Equity, Facebook, GHF, gifted, gifted and talented, gifted parenting, giftedness, gtchat, gtchatmod, homeschool, IQ, Livebinder, parenting, preadolescent, SENG, sensitivity, social media, strategies, TAGT, Twitter, Venspired