Reframing Challenging Characteristics of Gifted Students
In this workshop, we will look at some of the most challenging characteristics of gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional (2e) students and their social and emotional needs. Iconic examples from popular culture will be used to show how the “troubling ducklings” can turn into “wonderful swans.” One of many examples will explore how today’s class clown can become tomorrow’s CEO.
Participants will leave with new tools for nurturing relationships with gifted students and positive communication with their families.
Case Studies of Gifted, Talented, and 2e Students
Building on our work in Reframing Challenging Characteristics in Gifted Students, here we delve into several case studies of gifted or 2e students who are struggling with the job of school. We’ll collaborate to build a menu of options for these kinds of learners. Participants will leave with several strategies to implement immediately.
Supports MTSS Tier 1 programming with Tier 1 differentiation plan.
The Social & Emotional Needs of Gifted and 2e Learners
At the heart of supporting the social and emotional needs of gifted learners is communicating understanding and acceptance. Asynchronous development and overexcitabilities create an internal struggle in gifted children that may be expressed in amazing insights one minute, and challenging behaviors the next. Anxiety, common in gifted and 2e youth, is at an all-time high. Communication is the key to creating and maintaining a nurturing and positive relationship with gifted learners, their families, and our colleagues. Participants will explore communication techniques to reach and support gifted learners and their families.