Maximizing Our Potential: What Do We Owe the 98%?. Nancy Alvarado 2012 Mensa Annual Gathering. Where we stand. Gifted programs are being cut nationwide. Including programs for arts & athletics The rationale for education is: All children deserve to be educated to their maximum potential…
2012 Mensa Annual Gathering
Subotnik, Olszewski-Kubilius & Worrell (2011). Rethinking giftedness and gifted education: A proposed direction forward based on psychological science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 12, 3-54.
“Can gifted children grown up claim to be gifted adults without displaying markers of distinction associated with their abilities?”
“Increasing the number of individuals who make pathbreaking, field-altering discoveries and creative contributions by their products, innovations, and performance is the aim of…gifted education.”
Single-minded control freak, would not let go of a problem, detail-minded, shouted down colleagues, changed his mind, brutal to others.
No sloppy emotions or analog fuzziness, strong-willed, few friends, socially awkward.