The classroom teacher is responsible to ensure a challenging experience for your child at school. At home, you can contribute to your child's learning by:
- increasing your own knowledge and understanding about
- giftedness and intelligence. Read books and attend school/district-sponsored offerings related to giftedness and gifted education.
- considering involvement as an advocate for your child through membership in the California Association for the Gifted or other advocacy groups.
- expecting your child to take responsibility for his or her school learning. Ask your child to explain what he or she is learning at school and how that learning connects with previous learning.
- challenging your child to think more deeply, to work persistently and patiently, to revise, to be creative, and to value excellence.
- encouraging the pursuit of individual interests. Highly able learners need opportunities to develop passion and expertise in areas in which they possess interest.
- allowing "down time" for your child. Remember that he/she is first a child and second, gifted.
- considering the social and emotional needs and growth of your child as well as the academic ones.