Hello, Educators Guild Members!
According to All About Depression, depression is a “serious condition that affects a person's mind and body. It impacts all aspects of everyday life including eating, sleeping, working, relationships, and how a person thinks about himself/herself.” Children can be vulnerable to depression, and gifted children are just as prone to suffering from depression as others. Some signs may present as anger, anxiety, withdrawal, or difficulty making decisions. Hopefully you haven’t seen many of these signs in your classroom, but just in case, you may be interested in looking through the articles and resources below.
Resources to share with students:
Differentiated instruction challenges educators - Tailoring lessons to individual students allows more students with special needs to be placed in mainstream classrooms, but the method requires more training, planning time and top classroom-management skills, educators say. "It's a very demanding, very difficult form of teaching," said John Gallacher, superintendent of a Connecticut district. The Hartford Courant (Conn.) (3/6)
As always, if you are looking for assistance, ideas or resources, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davidson Institute Updates
New and Improved Davidson Gifted Database
The brand new Davidson Gifted Database is up and running! Formerly known as GT-CyberSource, the entire website has been updated and can be found at www.DavidsonGifted.org/DB. The renovated site features improved, easier search capabilities for articles, resources and state policy pages that will help students, parents and educators pinpoint a wealth of gifted information.
To access the database, click on the word “Database” in the top menu on DavidsonGifted.org. All previous URLs to articles, resources and state policy pages have changed and no longer work. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and offer the following to help users locate the new links to articles, resources and state policy pages:
§ First, with this launch the Google Search Appliance is being incorporated to the database, meaning the search results will be much more accurate from the search boxes.
§ Second, Browse by Topic lists still exist for Articles and Resources. The Article Browse by Topic list includes many more topics.
§ Third, if you still have trouble tracking down information in the database, please email email@example.com for assistance.
If you find that anything is not working correctly in the database, broken links, typos, etc., please email firstname.lastname@example.org as we are in the midst of a massive cleanup effort. Also, if you know of any other websites linking to Davidson Gifted Database articles, resources or state policy, please let us know and we will contact them with a request to update their links. Thank you for your assistance.
2009 THINK Summer Institute Applications Available
Next application deadline March 18, 2009
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Davidson Young Scholar Applications Available
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Davidson Academy of Nevada 2009-2010 School Year Applications Available
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