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ERIC Number: EJ1001811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Cultivating Intellectual Dialogue at Home
Steinmeyer, Patricia
Parenting for High Potential, v2 n3 p4-6 Dec 2012
Advanced verbal ability is a trait associated with giftedness, and as a teacher, the author observes that many high-ability children flourish in the classroom when they are encouraged to explain their thoughts and reasoning. Engaging children in discussion helps students gain knowledge, think creatively, and develop critical thinking skills. Outside the classroom, parents can do much to encourage deep thinking and challenge children to explore new ideas by engaging in discussion at home. Yet, as parents rush around to enrich their children's lives with music lessons, summer camps, and enrichment classes, the power of simple, deep conversation is easily lost. In today's busy households where discussion is sometimes overrun by iPods and earbuds, making conversation flower can certainly take a little extra "watering." This article offers tips that may help to grow dialogue at home and nurture high-ability learners. (Contains 2 resources and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A