I’ve heard this from so many homeschooling parents – “why test if we’re homeschooling?” I can’t answer for them, but I can tell you why we’re choosing to test our oldest.
As always, my Facebook groups provoke a good bit of thought from me. This week, it was a series of threads (heated, at times) about giftedness. I’m not going to quote anyone or mention anyone or any of that,
Raising a gifted child is interesting, to say the least. Teaching a gifted child is even more interesting! Especially if they’re twice-exceptional. Here’s the thing: you are not a teacher when you homeschool a gifted child. You are a
“Mom, my stomach feels weird,” he said. Cue nurse mode: “are you getting sick?” I asked, already scanning for a good place to pull the car over and wondering where I put that barf bag that I kept just
The research and anecdotal evidence out there is pretty clear when it comes to gifted students in traditional school – acceleration of some sort is needed for gifted students. Grade skipping – jumping students ahead one grade or more