Love this. As a gifted teen, I struggled with this even in a gifted program. Now, as a homeschooler, I still question the point of some of the things we learn. However, I’m also more apt to complete assignments at my own pace and in a more creative manner. Depending on the child, a wider ability to complete assignments and projects the way the child/teen wants can result in an even better window into improved education. So thumbs up for creativity!
By Min-Ling Li
Min-Ling is IEA’s Apprenticeship Program Coordinator. She joined IEA after teaching high school mathematics in Los Angeles. Her dedication to supporting high-potential students is rooted in her own experiences as a student who struggled to find outlets that nurtured her intellectual and social dispositions.
Amelia is a 10th grader who attends a small private school in Northern California. She enjoys singing and dancing, as well as reading about the universe and diving into the intricacies of supernovae. Amelia is self-motivated but often finds that her school and the courses offered do not satisfy her curiosity in the arts, math, and sciences. The content to learn within her school is often shallow, and completing assignments of knowledge-gathering is baffling to her, as she can find the answer with taps on a keyboard and Wikipedia. She despises memorization. Amelia is respectful. With that said, she follows her enthusiastic and…
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