Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Myths of Gifted Education

Gifted boys have it tough. Being smart is still not considered cool for a boy. (Or a girl, for that matter.) But beyond the social stereotyping, far too many gifted boys and their parents face a host of myths about gifted kids and education. Too many teachers, administrators, community and family members still believe that gifted kids will do fine with no help whatsoever.

The truth is that gifted boys, like all kids, need help to reach their full potential.


  1. all I have to say..
    YEAH homeschooling (I don't have to label anything 'gifted' or 'special ed')

    and why are gifted the kids the only ones that should have these great classes with time to explore personal interests, etc....
    the 'special things' they do for 'gifted' ( and for 'special ed' even, sometimes) would benefit so many kids! (gifted or not)
    I know-- money. again-- Yeah homeschooling.

  2. Kimberly,
    I agree completely! I think most kids would thrive in classes that allowed them to learn basic (and not-so-basic) skills while following their own interests.