We all recognize the word, the look and the frustration but do we really understand what ‘boredom’ means or know how to respond to the phase “It’s boring!” when expressed by students. Parents, who are concerned about their child receiving adequate academic challenge, may be perceived as an affront by teachers who work hard to provide stimulating lessons for students. Is learning to deal with boredom an expected life skill or does the experience of boredom result in cognitive difficulties, academic underachievement and psychological difficulties?
QAGTC South Branch are holding their second meeting for the year.
We will be discussing the upcoming QAGTC 2019 State Conference during the meeting.
An informal discussion will follow, with tea and coffee available.
Advocating for your child can be a difficult ask for any parent. Knowing what to reasonably expect from a school, knowing how to ask and getting results can be difficult for parents who feel uncomfortable for any number of reasons. This talk will navigate through the school factors that can affect the outcome of your discussions and how best to deal with the fears and phobias at both ends of the conversation.
The much anticipated follow-up to the original movie 2e:The Twice Exceptional has arrived. Come along, grab some popcorn, and watch the movie surrounded by parents and teachers interested in supporting Twice Exceptional children.
During this session, Leisa will explore the concept of underachievement and how this pertains to gifted children. Leisa will provide some evidence-based strategies that parents, and teachers, can apply when addressing the needs of their gifted underachievers.