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Re: Challenging Advanced Student

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Lily Kerns (cwkerns)
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 06:54:59 -0500

He's started
working! I taught them how to stretch canvas and allowed them a choice of
subjects for this work. I guess it was too much fun to resist. Go figure.
Our oldest son was in the extremely gifted category and his elementary
years were a disaster to put it mildly. But things changed in Jr Hi. Years
later, after he finished at MIT, I asked him what had happened in Jr. Hi to
change things.--"I guess it was the first time any body asked me how I
wanted to do things...."

Our daughter's answer to the question of what it had been like to be gifted
in a HS that didn't recognize such a quality--"The gifted students' biggest
handicap is the 'one right answer'. Even in college we were not encouraged
or given opportunity to go beyond that--and were probably penalized if we

Unfortunately, I've seen too many who are gifted in one area, but slower in
others--guess which takes precedence in the teaching process....