The same racial injustices that treat Black lives as unworthy also treat Black minds as inferior.
With some flexibility at home, online learning can be a success with twice-exceptional students.
Because of this school year's disruptions, educators are worried about this fall's gifted identification process. But, even though that process may have to change this coming school year, it is not impossible to identify students who need gifted education in order to thrive.
For advanced learners, remote learning provides a wealth of online and hands-on opportunities for interest-based projects, individualized instruction, and enrichment. But is also presents challenges. Parents, educators, and students need to work together to achieve the best learning outcomes.
Ironically, even while most GenZ kids are safe at home, the coronavirus pandemic has been an assault on one of this generation’s most valued structures—emotional safe spaces. Anticipatory grief—an uncertainty about the future that usually centers around death, says grief expert David Kessler (That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief)--is a prevailing feeling during our present crisis. In this case, the anticipatory grief isn’t necessarily about an uncertainty surrounding death but, collectively, a feeling for the loss of safety which literally hits home with GenZ and their parents. But we can turn our gaze forward and help our gifted children regain a feeling of meaning and control.