Monthly Archives: juli 2012

Foreldrenettverket Lykkelige barn er 5 år!

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Foreldrenettverket «Lykkelige barn» fyller i disse dager 5 år. Read the rest of this entry

Sommerleir for Lykkelige barn 2012

Denne uken arrangerer Foreldrenettverket Lykkelige Barn sitt årlige sommertreff. For mange av barna er dette en opplevelse: «Oj, er det virkelig noen som ligner på MEG?»

For mange evnerike barn kan det i hverdagen være vanskelig å finne andre barn å speile seg i. Erfaringsmessig er sommerleiren derfor en svært positiv opplevelse for mange.

Hva gjør evnerike barn på leir? Det blir både klatrekurs, datakurs og litt annet smått og godt. Men det blir også rikelig tid til bading (krysser fingrene for sommervarme!) og lek, prat og deling av andre opplevelser.

Vi ønsker lykke til med leiren!

Konferanse: European Council of High Ability

Nå nærmer det seg den 13. internasjonale konferansen i regi av ECHA – European Council of High Ability. Konferansen åpner onsdag den 12.  og avsluttes lørdag 15. september.

Programmet viser et bredt spekter av foredrag under konferansens tema «Giftedness across the lifespan». Read the rest of this entry

Symposium i Østerrike om selvregulert læring i Gifted Education

Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich i Linz avholder 18.-20. oktober 2012 en konferanse om selvregulert læring, «The Autonomous Learner Model as a Means of Gifted Education«.

Til denne konferansen kommer Professor George Betts fra School of Special Education College ved Education and Behavioral Sciences ved University of Northern Colorado. Han skal holde foredrag om The Autonomous Learner Model som et verktøy overfor evnerike elever. Read the rest of this entry

The Jungle: Encouraging a Growth Mindset

This story is well worth sharing, I think. 🙂

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By Lisa Hartwig

Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco.

When my oldest son was in 5th grade, he told me a story. He was in the jungle, swinging from vine to vine above a swamp infested with crocodiles. The teachers at his school placed the vines an appropriate distance apart, and he was successfully navigating the terrain. I, however, was moving the vines too far apart. He told me that if I kept moving these lifelines, he would fall into the waters below and be devoured by the crocodiles.

At the time he told me this story, I was pressuring him to put more effort into his schoolwork. He was daydreaming in class and making silly mistakes. He turned in papers with multiple misspellings, although he was a very good speller. He didn’t study for quizzes or even look through his text…

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