Seeking guest bloggers — Canadians with gifted children, Gifted Ed. teachers

If you’re a parent or guardian, live in Canada, and would like to share your experiences (good or bad) with gifted education, or to describe what it is (or has been) like to raise one or more gifted children, you’re warmly invited to write a guest blog posting to appear on Gifted In Canada.

Gifted education teachers in Canada are also welcome to submit guest blog postings on topics related to gifted education in Canada.

Some suggested topics include:

  • Gifted identification in your province or territory — what was it like?
  • Advocating for your gifted child at school
  • What is like being a gifted ed. teacher in Canada?
  • Homeschooling the gifted child in Canada
  • Social skills and gifted children
  • Twice-exceptional (2e) issues — giftedness plus LDs, ADD/ADHD/Aspergers, etc.

If interested, please leave a comment and I will e-mail you. Your blog posting can be submitted using an alias if you’re more comfortable doing so. Thanks!

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6 comments on “Seeking guest bloggers — Canadians with gifted children, Gifted Ed. teachers
  1. Hi there, I am the mother of a 10 year old profoundly gifted son who was assessed two years ago. He is now termed Twice Exceptional since he has Aspergers, ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Hypersensitivity to food.

    It has been quite a journey involving advocating, fighting systems, waiting lists, so may new people in our lives and home, having to learn everything we need to and never feeling we have, bullying,rejection, making himself seem “dumb” to fit in, changing schools, family stress, marital stress and through it all we have survived and my son is a great human being who is a gifted singer and community fundraiser.

    i would welcome the opportunity to be a guest blogger .
    Respectfully,
    Sharon

    • Sharon — I’d really welcome your guest blogger contributions. I’ll be e-mailing you very soon to discuss. All the best!

    • Hi, Care! If you’re still interested in guest posting on Giftedincanada, feel free to contact me at info (at) illumaeducation.com I look forward to hearing from you!

  2. I have an 11 yr old son. He was assessed in grade 3 due to a huge discrepancy between intelligence and output. His IQ was found to be in the 99th percentile and no LD was evident. However, he is at the end of grade 6 and still struggles at school. His printing is atrocious and often illegible, he struggles to focus in class, is extremely sensitive to noise and smell, and argues constantly. Despite this, he is well liked by everyone, has a great sense of humour and is very sweet.
    i am new to this 2e thing…. How do I find the right professionals and educators to get him on the right path?

    • Hi, Jane! Thanks for your posting. Your son sounds a lot like my 8 year old daughter, who is also 2e. The key is to find professionals who are very familiar with gifted children, and don’t move to pathologize typical traits of giftedness. That said, these professionals should also be able to identify LDs through testing and make a Gifted/LD diagnosis if warranted. Feel free to be in touch with me at info (at) illumaeducation.com I’ll also e-mail you at the address listed on your profile. Have a good evening!

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