This is an excerpt of the article written by Colleen Kessler published on her Raising Lifelong Learners website.
10 Awesome Books For Parents Of Gifted Kids
by Colleen Kessler
I’m passionate about gifted children. They are special, challenging, unique, and have special needs. I’m equally passionate about parents of gifted children. They are special, challenged, unique, and live with intense special needs. It’s a tough job…and thankfully there are some great resources available to help.
At least two of my kids are gifted, and I suspect the third might blow them out of the water, so I am constantly reading books, articles, and websites about parenting gifted kids. I may have a master’s degree in gifted education, taught gifted kids, and offered presentations and workshops on teaching them, but parenting gifted kids 24/7 is a totally different ballgame. I need all the help I can get. ...continue reading »
This is an excerpt of the article written by Josh Catone published on the Mashable website.
Why Printed Books Will Never Die
by Josh Catone
Measured en masse, the stack of "books I want to read" that sits precariously on the edge of a built-in bookshelf in my dining room just about eclipses 5,000 pages. The shelf is full to bursting with titles I hope to consume at some indeterminate point in the future.
It would be a lot easier to manage if I just downloaded all those books to an iPad or Kindle. None are hard to find editions that would be unavailable in a digital format, and a few are recent hardcover releases, heavy and unwieldy.
But there's something about print that I can't give up. There's something about holding a book in your hand and the visceral act of physically turning a page that, for me at least, can't be matched with pixels on a screen.
Yet the writing appears to be on the wall. ...continue reading »
This is an excerpt of the article written by Glenn Davis published on the blog Learn To Read.
Why Is Reading Important?
by Glenn Davis
From time to time people have wondered why reading is important. There seems so many other things to do with one's time. Reading is important for a variety of reasons. We will look at some of those fundamental reasons below, but it is important to realize that struggling with vital reading skills in not a sign a low intelligence. For example, John Corcoran, who wrote The Teacher Who Couldn't Read, is a very intelligent man. He graduated from High School and College, became a popular High School teacher and later a successful business man all without being able to read. Many highly intelligent people have struggled with reading although, when properly taught, most people can learn to read easily and quickly.
Now, if a man like John Corcoran can succeed without reading, why is reading important? A person should really read Mr. Corcoran's story to get the feeling of shame, loneliness and fear that he experienced before he learned to read. He was able to succeed in spite of this major handicap because he was a man of intelligence, ability and determination. But, make no mistake, it was a handicap that made life harder and less enjoyable. ...continue reading »
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