October 12, 2012

October 12, 2012
The first and simplest emotion we discover
in the human mind, is curiosity." ~ Edmund Burke

Little Mad Scientists' Club Paris
presents two more workshops
coming up with Matt Black

How Animals Prepare for Winter -- Sunday November 18
All About Teeth -- Sunday December 9  
Sunday November 18, 15h00-16h30
When winter comes, we put on coats, turn on our furnaces, make hot chocolate to keep warm, and get warm blankets for our beds – but what do animals do?  Come learn about the different ways animals prepare themselves for winter by playing the migration game, playing the winter animal quiz, or maybe even turning into a bear.
To RSVP, please email Heather at and fill out the online form for “hibernation” by October 18th, latest. Payment must be received before October 21st to secure your spot. Cost: 12
Sunday December 9, 2012 15h00-16h30
Teeth are like bones, they're alive! What’s the hardest part of your body?  How does sugar harm your teeth?  How can you keep your teeth protected?  Come find out the answers to these and many other questions through a series of experiments and demonstrations with Matt.  And don’t forget to bring your teeth!
To RSVP,  please email Heather at and fill out the online form for ‘teeth” by October 18th, latest. Payment must be received before October 21st to secure your spot. Cost: 12 €

To reserve your spot for the November 18 and December 9 sessions, please be sure to follow steps 1-3 below, for each activity, by October 18th:

October 4, 2012

October 4, 2012
The emotional brain responds to an event more 
quickly than the thinking brain." 
~ Daniel Goleman 

Intensity In Action: Understanding and Helping Gifted Kids
Recorded webinar Presented by Dr. Ellen D. Fiedler
Date: October 18, 2012
Two presentations, choose one:

Morning   12h00-14h30 (bring your lunch)
Evening   19h30-22h00 (bring a light snack for the table)
Location: 75016, near Maison de la Radio

RSVP: By October 12, 2012
EMAIL: giftedinfrance@gmail.com, Subject: Intensity. Please specify which time you are attending.  Minimum attendance of 5 people is required. First-come, first-served. Space is limited.
Handout: Photocopies of PowerPoint available to those reserved by Oct 12.
Participation Fee: 5 for members, 10 for non-members
(Checks payable to Gifted in France, 39 ave de Versailles, 75016 Paris)

Webinar Description:
This is a 90-minute recorded webinar, presented in PowerPoint format
"Parents, teachers, and counselors often find that their best-laid plans for the gifted go astray because of the intensity and sensitivity of these kids. Think about the intensity you've seen in gifted individuals of all ages:  intellectual, imaginational, emotional, psychomotor, and sensual. Challenges abound for them and for everyone concerned with them and their well-being.

And yet, the intensity and sensitivity of gifted youngsters can allow all kinds of stimulating and intriguing opportunities for them to develop, both at home and in school. This webinar will provide information and insights to help you better understand and help the gifted. It is designed to shed light on how "overexcitabilities" (OEs) as described by Dabrowski's theory, relate to helping gifted kids."

In this session, Dr. Fiedler will explore gifted youngsters' intensity and sensitivity in school and at home and will then focus on practical strategies that parents, teachers, and counselors can use to respond to the OEs and other social and emotional needs of gifted students."

About Dr. Fiedler:

Ellen Fiedler, Professor Emerita from the gifted Masters degree program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, is now a private consultant. Her Ph.D. in Counseling came from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she worked at the Guidance Institute for Talented Students. She was a Gifted Program Coordinator and a State Consultant for the Gifted, is a published author and presents at state, national, and international conferences. She was Chair of the Counseling and Guidance Division of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), co-chair of the Global Awareness Division, and is currently President of the Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education.

This Webinar was organized and hosted by SENG. Please join us and invite your partner, caretakers, teachers, counselors and friends to participate in this information-rich session.

Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas and discussions about the educational, emotional and social needs of the gifted and twice-exceptional population. In addition to meetings for parents, GiF organizes creativity and science workshops for kids, such as the Little Mad Scientists' Club in Paris and Le Vesinet. Furthermore, GiF is  the main organizer for the annual Paris Spelling Bee, which is a community-wide enrichment event open to children in CE2-4ème.  

As always, thank you for your support.

Best regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly
President, Gifted in France