Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students

Session 7: The Big Bumps Really Helped Me

Sara Renzulli, Ph.D.
Running time: 13:50

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  1. Yumiko on October 10, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Thank you for this and other talks. I almost cried listening to it (in a crowded subway in Tokyo!). So glad to hear that these kiddos are more ready to handle real life challenges because they had to navigate so much early on. So reassuring to hear. I felt My 10 year old faced more challenges as second grader than I ever experienced in my school years combined and I felt so unfair, sad and angry for him then. Thank you Debbie for putting the series together.

  2. Sarah M on October 3, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    I liked the suggestion to give kids more opportunities for non-academic pursuits, preferably away from their school. In addition to athletics or music or theater or whatever, I also feel it can. help kids to be part of a faith community: they get more multi-generational relationships over time, they are exposed to the big needs and big questions in the world, and they get opportunities to serve that have nothing to do with academic ability. Thank you Dr. Sara for your insights and perspectives.

  3. Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on October 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Sara, I love the point you made in this talk that kids with learning differences are better equipped for life because of the bumps they need to navigate. You are an inspiration!

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