Parent night

Strengths and Vulnerabilities: Exploring Characteristics, Complexities, Emotional and Social Needs of the Gifted

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Understanding the psychosocial characteristics of gifted youth is critical if we are to know how to support the emotional and social needs of gifted students while simultaneously providing optimal intellectual and academic challenges – whether at home or at school. Presented by Michele Juratowitch

Early Childhood Panel

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Brisbane West Branch of the QAGTC invites you to attend an event focused on giftedness in early childhood (8 years and under). Experienced educators will form a panel to review issues related to young gifted children.

Managing Boredom: Increasing Engagement

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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?