Like every other kid in the world who is unique like a snowflake, so is each gifted kid, except that each snowflake is a lot more intense.Barry B. Gelston, M.Ed. I am a private math teacher for gifted kids learning math covering grade levels 3 until introductory Calculus. My days are spent with gifted kiddos from around the world and we share learning and conversation … [Read more...] about IMHO – Learning Math and the Gifted Identity
Mr. Gelston's One Room Schoolhouse
These are posts written for Mr. Gelston's One Room Schoolhouse. The intention of these articles is to discuss gifted learning and mathematics education.
I often speak about the approach of Leading with Love and Kindness within the contexts of being the President of a non-profit and as a teacher. I know that it can sound a little much. People may ask, is this guy in some weird cult? So, I want to explain what I mean. Let’s start with explaining that this phrase is my goal and aspiration that I am trying to … [Read more...] about IMHO – Leading with Love and Kindness
Work harder, you can do it. Push harder, you can do it! These words of encouragement only work when you have to repeat the same learned behaviors. When learning, we need to keep our intensity level low. We need to allow ourselves to create new habits. We need to be relaxed. – Barry Gelston, M.Ed. As parents, educators, and learners we know the experience of trying to learn … [Read more...] about IMHO – When working harder doesn’t work
Gifted learners have unique needs that challenge the systems where they are meant to thrive. Their uniqueness leaves gifted families with the conundrum of how to navigate a giant maze of well intentioned support and suggestions which are fraught with dead ends and cryptic clues without a clear end in sight. False choices For many frustrated families of gifted … [Read more...] about IMHO – Gifted Learners, who are we?
Move beyond the label of gifted underachievers. Life is fulfilling when we are good people who treat the world with love and kindness, are able to pursue our joys and passions, and are able to care for ourselves and those that we love. From this point of view, our paths will unfold naturally and healthfully.Barry Gelston, M.Ed.Mr. Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse Intense focus … [Read more...] about IMHO – What is this “Gifted Underachievers”?