Great. Now he has four months work of homework that he’s still going to make an excuse for not turning in on time.
Nice scenery, Jef!
The value of “showing your work” is rarely appreciated until it is sorely needed (by your accountant, your lawyer, your doctor, etc.). The idea behind “Prove it, or it didn’t happen” existed long before the Internet came along.
Be interesting to see result if she got him to do actually do that in class. After all, most agree he is precocious far beyond his age group and needs challenges that don’t fit within the gluey confines of lesson plans.
like Albert Einstein, the teachers thought he was slow but he was bored.
It’s a hard situation, for the gifted student and for the teacher. The student is bored; some cause trouble in class because they’re bored. The student may try to challenge the teacher, almost as a game. But what is the teacher supposed to do? The teacher has to teach the whole class, not just the gifted student. And the other students may resent the gifted student. As a society, we do better with gifted athletes, who fit in better than those who are intellectually or artistically gifted.
That is pretty genius right there.
Been there, done that. I was a GUA – Gifted Under Achiever. We got our textbooks a week before class started and I had all of them read when it started. Rarely had to open them again. I aced all the tests and could not see why I had to do the homework if I could show that I had learned the material. I was continually bored and frustrated. I’m much better, now, though – got a job doing what I love and ai’m able to use my creativity. Oh, well…
I have a great-nephew that, in third grade, is reading at a grade 12 level and doing math at a grade 8 level. His teachers have quite a task to keep him engaged.
This kid also taught himself how to read before he turned four, and to do addition/subtraction before he turned three. He loves football, and already knows more about the game than many adults. He will make a lot of the calls before the referee gets a chance to throw the flag.
July 31, 2013