These two parent courses provide the opportunity to prevent or reverse underachievement in gifted children particularly if they do not have access to gifted provision at school.
Both courses emphasise the domain specific skills and non-cognitive factors required for high achievement so that a child can be trained to develop control over their cognitive abilities.
Additionally the resources, skills and knowhow gained will allow parents to prepare their children for scholarship and competition level math and writing.
1. Gifted Kids Keys to Academic Success: A Parent Intervention Program (Math 6 – 11 year olds)
A program to reverse and prevent gifted underachievement.
In this course Singapore Math is used to build understanding of how non-cognitive factors contribute to academic success and how to develop these skills in your own child. Parents are then able to ensure that their child develops interest, motivation and strong learning behaviours.
- Challenging work that requires effort builds learning behaviours
Repetition is work that increases in difficulty and complexity
Learning to tolerate confusion
Learn to fail well and use failure as a tool
Aim for mastery
Emotional control over learning
Additionally this course is ideal preparation for scholarship or select school testing and as a program to get girls interested in and achieving in math.
The weekend of August the 12 th and 13 th (1.30pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday)
2. Keys to Skilful Writing: an intervention programme for parents (8yrs +)
Parents: Learn how to develop your child’s writing skills. Writing is a challenging, complex and multi-faceted task which requires the development of higher order thinking skills whilst maintaining control over the lower order skills such as grammar and punctuation.
- Initially a teacher will evaluate your child’s writing skills
Followed by one-to-one instruction and modelled lessons.
Charts and written lesson instructions
Recommended texts (optional) to update your knowledge
Pinterest Board with readily accessible lessons.
The course emphasises a metacognitive approach:
- To develop strategic meta-cognitive skills that develop self-regulation.
Self-Regulation will increase affective control so children learn how to focus, attend and apply effort to a task.
Self-regulation skills will allow responsibility for the application of skills to be transferred to the child: the key to longer term success.
Charts and lesson guides present skills incrementally and cumulatively: the student understands what to do and the parents knows what to mark. This control allows success and develops motivations.
Learn to craft specific and targeted feedback that
Develops higher order thinking skills such as self- monitoring, questioning and planning
Teaches the child about how to learn effectively
Build self-confidence, perseverance, and persistence
Improves knowledge and understanding.
Contact: Colleen: firstname.lastname@example.org