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As in any other arena, there are certain words that strike cold in the hearts of teachers and principals. Never, ever, say your child is bored in school. But educators aren't always familiar with gifted children - remember, gifted children make up about 2. When educators hear a child is bored, it means something else entirely to them.
They may think they see a spoiled child, a child who does not respect quiet time and freedom, a child who does not respect hard work and long term goals, or a child who sees nothing to do in school because he is not prepared to learn the material being presented.
But when our children say they are bored in school, they mean something altogether different. Bored, for a gifted child, is better described as frustration with the lack of progress.
Repetition is a part of learning, parents and educators agree, but research shows gifted children need far less repetition than most students. Once a gifted child has shown mastery of grade level concepts, or worse, mastery of concepts grades beyond their current level, then what is the value of more repetition?
The gifted child realizes quickly that B follows A, or even further, that C, D, and E come quickly after. He understands inherently why this is, how each step works, and he wants, and needs to continue his progress.
She must proceed from A, to B, to C, and so on, with many repetitions at each step, to reinforce the progression. It will be a very long time until she is ready to address the gifted child's thirst to know what comes after E, after A is introduced and he makes the leaps to B, C, and D in quick succession.
This is not progress for a gifted child, it is torture. For the gifted child, it's not a matter of repetition of what you're learning.
It's a matter of repetition of what you knew when you walked in the classroom door on the first day or school. Other terms to describe our kids situation include "under-challenged," "special needs" or "special learning needs.
But many folks resent the implication that our kids are as deserving as special education kids at the other end of the spectrum. The problem is, they are! And the sad truth is that the special needs of our kids are FAR less expensive in the education system than many other special needs children.
But they are far less likely to get what they need than other special needs children. And like any special needs child, nearly everything depends on the parents' advocacy efforts. Remember, boring is not bored Sometimes this distinction gets us, and our kids, in a bit of confusion.
If the child is bored, because she learned the material years ago, nothing is new, there is no challenge or depth, it's all superficial That's a signal to find harder material, challenge the children, delve into depth, accelerate the subject, and more.
But then there is boring. Some things we must learn are boring. Learning math facts, whether addition, subtraction, times or division, is just plain boring.
There are ways to perk them up a bit for some kids visit Multiplication for some ideas, free websites, toys, songs and other products, to help but in the long run, memorizing them is just plain boring. And it still has to be done! Read Why Memorize Math Facts?
And as Nike says, Just Do It! So be careful not to mix up bored and boring. Yes, boring material can be But it has to be done, eventually. Earlier is usually better than later. Memorizing multiplication facts while learning long division is one thing -- it's do-able -- but struggling without knowing those same multiplication facts cold when attempting prime factoring is sadly overdue.
And this is not what we need to rescue our children from. We need to rescue them from bored, not boring. Whatever you say, don't say skip! The myth is that children cannot 'skip' a grade because they might miss some valuable learning. But our children aren't missing anything, or at least not much.
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Bored means one thing to parents, but may mean another thing to teachers, and a third to children. February When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity.
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