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    If you watch the documentary on Cas Holman, it makes you think about the kinds of activities children are doing. Many of us grew up going into woods and fields and making "toys and tools" from what we found. We had to use imagination and creativity
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    Jump to new posts Re: Queen's Gambit, chess, and gifted children by Eagle Mum @ Yesterday at 09:34 PM

    Originally Posted By: mithawkYour DH must be quite good to be able to play multiple games of blindfold chess. My son is a Master and he can do one game blindfold against a player about 400 points below his level. Anyway, Queen's Gambit is excellent.
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    Jump to new posts Re: Help With Interpretation of DAS ii scores by aeh @ Yesterday at 04:25 PM

    Welcome! Your DS has very strong scores all around. I assume he is extremely young, since he is not yet in school. Based only on his scores, there is a limited amount that one can really say, other than that he is very bright. But I can give you som
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    Jump to new posts Re: Queen's Gambit, chess, and gifted children by mithawk @ Yesterday at 02:13 PM

    Your DH must be quite good to be able to play multiple games of blindfold chess. My son is a Master and he can do one game blindfold against a player about 400 points below his level. Anyway, Queen's Gambit is excellent. Everyone in our family enjoy
    THINKING BIG About Gifted Education
    Jump to new posts Re: A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools by Wren @ Yesterday at 12:50 PM

    I grew up in a petrochemical town and kids could leave high school, with a diploma or not, and get a union job in a refinery or chemical plant, good wages, benefits, full retirement package. And I think there is a huge mindset in middle America that
    General Discussion
    Jump to new posts Children need free time to find their passions by Bostonian @ Yesterday at 12:03 PM

    To Help Kids Find Their Passion, Give Them Free Time Kids need more space to explore weird pastimes and obsessions. by Lenore Skenazy Reason December 2020 ... A 2004 University of Michigan study calculated that between school and homework, kids we
    THINKING BIG About Gifted Education
    I think another key difference between the American mentality and some higher-achieving cultures is the idea that academic achievement is based mainly on inborn talent, vs achievement based on hard work and perseverence in problem solving. Which is c
    THINKING BIG About Gifted Education
    Jump to new posts Re: A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools by Wren @ Yesterday at 07:33 AM

    My kid did not do after school and weekend tutoring. She did accelerated math in CTY for years. That is what most Asian kids do. They attend accelerated programs on weekends, like Olympiad school here. They promote accelerated studies. I find in
    Identification, Testing & Assessment
    Following pinewood1ís comments, itís not just in school, but also in the workplace, it can be frustrating for EG/PG individuals to encounter colleagues and administrators (of average intellect with experience of a single narrow business model and lit
    THINKING BIG About Gifted Education
    Jump to new posts Re: A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools by Eagle Mum @ 11/28/20 12:29 PM

    Iím not in the US, but the same phenomenon occurs here. There are Caucasian parents who value maths & science but they donít think itís appropriate to send their kids to after school & weekend tutoring for ten hours a week, as many Asian & Indian par
    THINKING BIG About Gifted Education
    There was HG elementary school based in east harlem. Most middle class parents didn't want send their kids there. So it drew kids with lower scores from the surrounding area, but it had great facilities, had an HG curriculum etc. And there has been
    Identification, Testing & Assessment
    Originally Posted By: pinewood1I think I've told others this on here before, but my top piece of advice for people in your situation is to start doing original work (original research, creative work, etc.). There's no ceiling on that, like there is o
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    Jump to new posts Re: Queen's Gambit, chess, and gifted children by Eagle Mum @ 11/27/20 06:44 AM

    I havenít watched the tv series, but thought Iíd post that DH & DS love chess and have studied it quite deeply (separately & together) but they only play against chess computers. They donít enjoy the adversarial nature of actual Ďover the boardí game
    THINKING BIG About Gifted Education
    This actually speaks to the more critical point that inequities in educational opportunities start much earlier than selective-school admissions, or even school entry itself. Attempting to increase equity with quotas alone--whether or not there are s
    THINKING BIG About Gifted Education
    Stuyvesant is mostly Asian. Because it is test oriented. Not grade oriented. Hunter allows only certain grades to take their test. But that was the Harvard lawsuit. If it was strictly tests, it would be mostly Asian. And why they let first coll
    THINKING BIG About Gifted Education
    Jump to new posts A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools by Bostonian @ 11/27/20 05:03 AM

    A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools. Instead of fixing public education, the left tries to end testing at schools it deems inequitable. By Chester E. Finn Jr. Wall Street Journal November 25, 2020 Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring h
    Identification, Testing & Assessment
    I think I've told others this on here before, but my top piece of advice for people in your situation is to start doing original work (original research, creative work, etc.). There's no ceiling on that, like there is on most classwork. A lot of the
    Identification, Testing & Assessment
    Welcome, Blizzard! I responded to most of your specific questions backchannel, but others may have insight as well.
    Parenting and Advocacy
    Jump to new posts Re: Round Three! by syoblrig @ 11/25/20 08:37 AM

    I realize this is an old thread, but in regards to how to answer the school's insistence that its curriculum is so good that all the students are advanced, I think that's an easy answer. Every student is entitled to a year's growth in every subject.
    General Discussion
    I'm a little surprised there hasn't been chatter on it either...but it's been quiet on the forum recently. I agree; I hope the biggest impact is encouraging young people of all descriptions to view chess as something for them. (And this from someone
    General Discussion
    Jump to new posts Queen's Gambit, chess, and gifted children by mithawk @ 11/24/20 04:59 PM

    I am only on this site occasionally and coming back, I was surprised there wasn't a discussion on chess given the popularity of Queen's Gambit. Chess is a cerebral game that was a natural fit for my DYS. He happened to excel at it, but I think it's
    Twice Exceptional
    Jump to new posts Re: Looking for advice on how to proceed... by aeh @ 11/24/20 03:51 PM

    Here's some information on IEEs in your state: https://www.elc-pa.org/wp-content/upload...014.pdf#page=34 The psychiatric evaluation would look at the ASD angle, and any other emotional/mental health diagnostic considerations. For a learning disabi
    Twice Exceptional
    Jump to new posts Re: Need Input re Transition Evaluation by aeh @ 11/24/20 03:05 PM

    That is very helpful information you've collected. I'm glad to hear some useful resources are starting to assemble through your IRL team. Transition is absolutely a required component of the IEP team meeting and plan development, and even if your tea
    Parenting and Advocacy
    Jump to new posts Re: Algebra 2 in one semester? by aeh @ 11/24/20 02:47 PM

    I agree with Kai. An honors section would definitely be a better peer group and likely pace of instruction. But even college prep alg II would be better than the alternative you expect. FWIW, that was exactly how my 7th grade year opened---sitting in
    Parenting and Advocacy
    Jump to new posts Re: Algebra 2 in one semester? by Kai @ 11/23/20 06:08 PM

    [quote=chapinme]Now I guess our only concern moving forward is that the second-semester Alg. II class might consist mainly of 11th graders, and our 7th grader. /quote] If there is an honors section, perhaps that would be a better fit. It would be m
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