A Range of Program Options

Imagine one and only one option for program services for all special needs students. That would include blind students, deaf students, learning impaired students, children with Asperger’s Syndrome and so forth. What single school program or service would educate all...

Negotiations: Let’s Make a Deal

Negotiations:  Let’s Make a Deal It wasn’t until I had a class of twenty-four gifted children in front of me to live with – for a whole school year – that I realized that “negotiating” was so much a part of a LOT of gifted children. I’d been a teacher in...

Transportation and Equity Matters

When advocating in my school district for a program for gifted children, I really didn’t give transportation much thought. I was a teacher. Buses brought kids to school and took them home. A few times each year we used buses for field trips. Then I began piloting a...

A Three-Legged Stool for Gifted Kids

 Mathematicians tell us that a triangle forms a very stable stable shape, so engineers design structures using three-sided elements to hold heavy loads. In mathematics, three points describe a plane and this plane, when placed on three legs, becomes a platform that is...