All children are uniquely brilliant, but that may not be how they’re viewed at school.

Rather than seeing their true potential, some kid’s schools brand them with a limiting label, such as the class clown, the jock, the slacker, or the trouble-maker. Other students may be classified as gifted or advanced and as a result given less attention. While such labels are usually not intentionally restrictive, they may affect a student’s academic progress and attitudes toward learning.

Kids have an amazing potential to succeed, but they need to be treated as individuals in school not grouped into one category or another.

“Everyone is a genius,” Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, “but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

As a parent, you may be the first to recognize the true brilliance of your child and the first to be frustrated when that brilliance is not realized, nurtured, or supported. But you also have the power to be involved in your child’s education and ensure that it is not stifled. To support your efforts, Learning Liftoff has published a number of articles that may help you unlock your uniquely brilliant child’s true potential and move toward a successful future:

Maintaining Academic Challenge for Uniquely Brilliant Kids

Causes and Cures for Classroom Boredom

Can School Actually Stifle a Child’s Academic Progress?

History, Science Rank Among Favorite Classes for Challenge-Seeking Students

Why Smart Kids Sometimes Suppress Their Unique Skills

Online Learning Provides Appropriate, Individualized Academic Challenge

 

Curriculum and Courses for Uniquely Brilliant Kids

Keeping Students Excited About Learning—The Key Elements of a Dynamic Curriculum

Taking Students Beyond the Classroom with Online Learning

The Role of STEM in Education

 

The Importance of the Arts for Uniquely Brilliant Kids

How to Give Your Child a Top-Notch Music Education

12 Educational Music Games and Apps for Kids

How to Keep Aspiring Musicians in Tune with Practice

10 Benefits of Music Education for Students

5 More Reasons Your Child Should be Learning a Musical Instrument

10 Reasons Why Arts in Education is So Important for Kids

Why Arts Education Is Important

 

Keys to Success for Uniquely Brilliant Kids

Does the Challenge Index Tell the Whole Story?

State Tests: Tips for Parents and Students

School Leadership Roles Help Prepare Students for Success

How to Teach Kids Leadership Skills

How Students Can Learn to Be Leaders

Preparing Your Child for Leadership: 5 Parenting Habits to Avoid

Career Opportunities to Consider

College-ready with the Right Courses

Choosing the Right College

Preparing for the College Application

Paying for College

 

 

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