Happy New Year, everyone! Using the lingo of gifted education, here are a few suggested New Year's Resolutions for those of us who believe that even our most advanced students should be learning in school each day:
Let's resolve to provide ENRICHMENT opportunities to all teachers and administrators, with the aim being to help them become more informed about the needs of these students.
Let's resolve to consider every day an occasion to conduct a TALENT SEARCH so that every child in need of advanced learning opportunities is on the radar of someone who can do something about it.
Let's resolve to knock on the GATE of the powers that be and remind them that they are TAGged with the responsibility of knowing about and enforcing local and state policies regarding the education of gifted students.
Let's resolve to Advance the Placement of gifted education on the agenda at the local, state, and national levels.
Let's resolve to COMPACT our knowledge about gifted learners into a format that matches the learning needs of the teachers and administrators whom we are helping to see the light.
Let's resolve to ACCELERATE the availability of appropriate services for our nation's most advanced learners.
Welcome to a new year! What do you resolve to do for the gifted learners in your life this year?