Does Your Kid’s School Develop Unique Brilliance?
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
Curriculum and Courses for Uniquely Brilliant Kids
The Importance of the Arts for Uniquely Brilliant Kids
Keys to Success for Uniquely Brilliant Kids
Elizabeth Street is a writer and managing editor for Learning Liftoff. For the past 20 years, she has written newsletter and website content for nonprofit and corporate organizations on such topics as the plight of children of prisoners worldwide, the lack of prenatal care for mothers in developing countries, and child mentoring programs. She has a particular interest in the importance of providing all children with a quality education regardless of their family’s financial status or background. A native of Virginia, Elizabeth is a graduate of James Madison University and loves animals, with particular fondness for her two cats, Oscar and Emmy.