Michele Juratowitch is Director or Clearing Skies. She has worked with the gifted in all levels and systems of education; provides a range of services, programs, counselling and advocacy, for gifted youth, parents, professionals, institutions and organisations. Michele was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study counselling and interventions for the gifted. She often presents at conferences and is a member of educational advisory committees. She writes articles related to the diverse needs of gifted students; wrote Study: The Simple Facts and a series of e-books, collectively titled Raising Bright Sparks; co-authored Make a Twist: Curriculum differentiation for gifted students and the research report, Releasing the Brakes for High-Ability Learners. Michele regularly advocates for gifted students, in various ways, at all levels of education, across different educations systems and institutions.
Kenmore Library, meeting rooms 1 & 2
9 Brookfield Road
Kenmore QLD 4069
When the learning and psychosocial needs of gifted and twice-exceptional students are placed centrally, it becomes an issue of justice and equity for adults - whether parents, teachers and/or administrators - to advocate for the needs of gifted students.
Understanding the needs of gifted students is a pre-requisite to effective advocacy. Advocating for gifted students is neither being 'pushy' nor elitist; rather, it is critical for adults to become skilled advocates for gifted youth, to maintain their engagement in learning, enable gifted students to develop talents and realise their potential in areas of ability, strength and interest.
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