From January's Teacher's Corner
By definition, gifted children differ significantly from others. Educational programs should be responding to the social-emotional or affective characteristics that distinguish gifted students from others, providing all children with opportunities to develop an understanding of themselves and their role in society. Stay informed about issues that affect the social and emotional balance of gifted and talented students by accessing the following resources on the NAGC website.
Explore and overview of Social and Emotional Issues by accessing the Main Page for Social and Emotional Issues.
Read NAGC’s position statement regarding these issues.
Access the Socio-Emotional Guidance and Counseling Pre-K-Grade 12 Standards, and access related resources for Social and Emotional Standards
Print out the NAGC Position Statement, ADDRESSING AFFECTIVE NEEDS OF GIFTED CHILDREN :
Join NAGC’s Network, Counseling & Guidance, devoted to the social and emotional health of gifted children.
Fall 2007 THP article: Professional School Counselors and Gifted Educators: Working Towards Solutions By Susannah Wood
Connecting for High Potential: Presenting issues from both a parent and a teacher perspective.
Are there ways to help a gifted child who procrastinates, has anxieties, and/or never seems to think things are good enough?
Information for Pediatricians
Access the valuable public information brochure to use with psychologists, pediatricians, and family physicians. http://www.nagc.org/uploadedFiles/PDF/SENG%20NAGC%20Brochure.pdf
Learn more about Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted by visiting SENG's website.
Don’t forget about essential NAGC Publications, available in the online bookstore.
The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?
And the new companion book Social-Emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students
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