I have been recording my sessions notes from conferences I have attended are all located here.
I attended the NAGC conference in Denver a few months back and with being so busy with my teaching job I have a pad of notes(actually several pads from notes from all over) that I never had a chance to type up and share.
This was one of the BEST sessions I have ever attended of any conference. PERIOD!
*My ideas will be italicized to separate from notes*
This one moved me on several levels. It moved me as a parent and a teacher. Sue was a dynamic speaker and one that I hope to come across again soon. She is one of those people that I wish I had time to sit down with and just pick her brain. Despite being discussed months after the conference I have referred to my notes several times since then.
- Dominant Understand that Gifted is Academic
- Should be a trans-formative process, not just academic
- Whole person first – before academic or talent development
- XKCD comics for humor
- Get to know idiosyncrasies of child
- often times gifted kids are introverts who process quickly to disguise themselves as extroverts
- Learn everything you can BUT
- Always trust your intuition BUT
- Be willing to look at yourself a little
- What are you fascinated by?
- Think about an experience where intelligence/insight was overlooked or disregarded
- Did you have a role in family that was expected and reinforced but may not have reflected your true nature?
- Bite off what you can chew and find a team
- Listen and trust your child
- Never make them the epicenter, they know better
- Plan for a lifestyle
- Rest, quiet time, nature, and noodling are all essential
- Good sleep is restorative
- Where is the grit in the oyster shell in kids life?
- Support learning needs
- Approach advocacy as win-win
- Help child develop non academic side of life