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About Calvin: The Unexpected Gifted Kid

I love this article entitled Calvin: The Unexpected Gifted Kid. As the title suggests, Calvin isn’t your stereotypical gifted boy donning big glasses with his nose always in a book. But as a professional in gifted education, I can tell you Calvin is definitely gifted! Unfortunately, Calvin embodies the gifted personality who most teachers would never recommend for gifted services in the public school. Calvin loves to learn but this is not evident in school because he doesn’t get good grades or high test scores. In fact, he doesn’t even like school. At conferences parents might hear that Calvin asks too many questions and is often off task. He might be identified as an underachiever or a daydreamer. It may even be suggested that he has an attention issue. Regrettably, these are the reports often heard by parents of [...]

2018-04-18T16:40:14+00:00 April 18th, 2018|News|