October 6, 2013

October 6, 2013
 "You don’t have the moral right to hold one child back 
to make another child feel better."
 – Stephanie Tolan

Dear Friends,

You are invited to join us for a meeting on understanding gifted children and their common and not so common characteristics. It will be held on Thursday October 17.  Choose from either midday or evening session. You are welcome to join us even if you've already attended this meeting in the past.
Please feel free to pass the word to others who might be interested.

Gifted 101:
Thursday October 17:

Two presentations, choose one: 
Midday: 12h00-14h00 (Bring your lunch)
Evening 19h45-21h00 (Bring a small snack or a drink to add to the nibbles)

Location:  Paris 75016, Near Maison Radio France.  
IMPORTANT: Click here to reserve your spot. RSVP closes Oct 14. Space is limited, event is held at a private residence.
Participation Fee: Free for current GiF members and current Message members, 10€ for non-members. 
Payment needs to be mailed in advance to Gifted in France, 39 ave de Versailles, 75016. 

Two DVD presentations featuring, James T. Webb, 45 minutes each:
Followed by a brief discussion and getting to know other parents. 

"Dr.Webb describes the most common basic characteristics of gifted children and shows how/why some of these traits can actually result in underachievement, power struggles and failure to be recognized as bright."

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"As they enter school, gifted children are frequently criticized for the very characteristics that make them who they are. Dr. Webb describes the traits, common behaviors, and challenges for gifted children from preschool through adolescence."


1. A useful book that is often used as a companion to the DVD is called: A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children, by Webb, Gore, Amend and DeVries.) I'll have a copy or two you can have a look at.
2. What is Giftednesshttp://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=574&ir
3. Gifted 101http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/gifted_101.htm

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 adults, GiF also provides science and creativity workshops for kids. We also organize the Paris Spelling Bee, which is taking a year off in 2014. However, we will continue to organize spelling bee activities at the American Library in Paris in the coming weeks. Watch for details soon.

Finally, Gifted in France is proud to be collaborating with ICIE's 2014 conference on Innovation in Education, to be held at Paris Descartes University on July 7-10. Brochure and contact information is attached.

Kind regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly

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