TUES 9/25 @ 6:30pm | CHAT Night: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’
Join St. Croix Valley Gifted to talk about how we — caregivers and educators — help or hinder kids’ efforts to be life-long learners.
When | Tuesday 9/25, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where | Oak-Land Middle School, Room 101A – 820 Manning Ave. N., Lake Elmo
Note | Childcare is not available for this event
Nationally known GT expert and educator Dr. Jim Delisle is a scheduled guest at NAGC Family Day right here in the Twin Cities this November. Delisle pushes back on the “classic underachiever” label, noting a range of factors that cause clever kids to disengage from school. There’s hope to help kids change course and get them to ‘A’ — though he isn’t talking report cards! Autonomy. Access. Advocacy. Alternatives. Aspirations. Approachable Educators.
- ASCD Sample Chapter – Doing Poorly on Purpose: Strategies to Reverse Underachievement and Respect Student Dignity by James R. Delisle
- Free Spirit Publishing Blog – What Gifted Ninth Graders Said About Middle School by Jim Delisle, Ph.D.
- Teaching Channel Tchr Blog – Doing Poorly on Purpose: Why Smart Kids Choose Not to do Well in School by James R. Delisle
- Ten Tips for Talking to Teachers – Free Spirit Publishing excerpt from When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers
How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs by Judy Galbraith, M.A. and Jim Delisle, Ph.D.
- Davidson Gifted (2011) – Interview with Jim Delisle on Gifted Students and Peer Relations
- Audio: MindMatters Podcast Episode 9 – The Over-Under on Achievement: A Conversation with Jim Delisle
- Audio Extra: EduTalk Radio ASCD show Gifted Education Reaching Full Potential – Renowned expert Jim Delisle on his new book “Doing Poorly on Purpose: Strategies to reverse Underachievement and Respect Student Dignity”