Supporting Your Child's Gifted Teacher
from Gifted Parenting Support
L J Conrad, a gifted education consultant to parents of newly-identified gifted children, writes: "Parents often concentrate all their time advocating for their child. Isn't that what parents should do? Sure, but I'm about to expand your job responsibilities. Listen carefully — parents of gifted children should also support their child's gifted teacher. Now I know what you're going to say — What if the teacher does not support my child? First, it IS a two-way street; but things will go better for all involved if you take the first step. And if you have tried without good results ... stop reading this post (not the blog, of course!) now. Second, for the purpose of this post, I am speaking specifically about your child's 'gifted' teacher; not the regular education classroom teacher (though it wouldn’t hurt to support them as well)."
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