Gifted Advocacy at the School District Level

Advocacy seems to be happening year-round.  We had our Washington State Gifted Education Day at the State Capitol in January.  I was invited to NAGC’s Advocacy Conference in the other Washington in March – my introduction to advocacy at the national level.  In...

The Challenge of Equity for Gifted Children

This past week I finished meeting with four state legislators to talk about the barriers to equitable identification and services for gifted children.  It has been well documented that school districts miss identification of children in minority and poverty...

Dialing Down Anxiety

      A pediatrician first gave me a method for dialing down anxiety: Minimize the situation. He said if I could help my girl make it smaller or simpler, she would be better able to handle it. I wasn’t to dismiss her anxiety. Rather, it was to help her see her...