Many thanks to everyone who participated in our lively discussions last Friday! Our global #gtchat continues to draw new interest and collaboration. I’m grateful to everyone who shared their own personal experiences, research and/or resources pertinent to these critical topics.
Photo Credit: Franck Boston
Below please find the transcripts from each session:
- February 19, 2010 Noon (EST) #gtchat session on Coping with Overexcitabilities and Intensities: https://bit.ly/aLkBaR
- February 19, 2010 7:00 p.m. (EST) #gtchat session on Launching a Parent Advocacy Group: How & Why?: https://bit.ly/dobhR7
Here are some of the top resources and links we shared during the “Coping with Overexcitabilities & Intensities” #gtchat session:
- Excellent book | "Living with Intensity" by Daniels & Piechowski | https://bit.ly/csz9Kn
- SENG overview of "Overexcitability & the Gifted" by Sharon Lind | https://bit.ly/bZEuF6
- Blog | "Raising Smart Girls" on "Overexcitabilities and the Gifted" | https://bit.ly/ciL43x
- Strategies for parents of emotionally intense kids | https://bit.ly/dwk7pR via @DavidsonGifted
- "Mellow Out” is a wonderful book from the OE child's perspective | https://bit.ly/bYgowx via @DavidsonGifted
- Downloadable teaching unit: https://www.nswagtc.org.au/info/articles/Strickland_Dabrowski.html via @jofrei
- Coming Soon: "Emotionally Intense" (Prufrock Press, 2011) by Christine Fonseca (@chrstinef) will focus on strategies to help parents manage the often intense behavior of gifted kids.
- “Start a Parent Group” information from NAGC via @NAGCGIFTED https://bit.ly/a8Dief
- Advocacy links and resources from @HoagiesGifted | https://bit.ly/aACRqz
- Another fabulous resource from @PrufrockPress - "Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book" https://bit.ly/90go9z
- Educational Advocacy for #Gifted Students is an excellent article: https://bit.ly/byba3T via @DavidsonGifted
- Resource from SENG re parent support groups | https://bit.ly/asIoEn
- An Advocacy Guidebook DITD put together working closely with Karen Rogers (Author: Re-forming Gifted Ed): https://bit.ly/6PCD5U via @DavidsonGifted
- Fuel for fire: https://www.accelerationinstitute.org/nation_deceived/ “A Nation Deceived” via @MyGiftedGirl
As a result of our second session, I believe Ireland is going to have a new #gifted leader – Ms. Catherine Riordan (@CathRiordan). Watch out as she works to grow a following and support for high-potential students throughout her country!
If you’re new to #gtchat and/or wondering how to participate, simply look at some of the earlier posts about our inaugural chat sessions. Feel free to click on links (upper right) and/or scroll down. We would love to have you join us, as we work to dispel myths about gifted children and their needs!
Many of you commented last week that you liked the choices offered in our last Twtpoll. As such, I’m including past choices in this week’s poll. The new Twtpoll is up with the following topics:
- Exploring the Role of the Gifted & Talented Teacher
- Examining Our Own Giftedness: Why it’s Vital
- Investigating Mentorship Programs for All Ages
- Celebrating & Supporting Our Visual-Spatial Learners
- Finding Age-appropriate Literature for Gifted Students
Vote now! Simply click on this link: https://twtpoll.com/ahu6md
Thank you again for your continued support for this new forum! Remember, if you have questions and/or comments, contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deborah Mersino (@DeborahMersino)