Category: Preschool

Share the Wealth

As organizers of the P.A.L. Workshops, we’re firm believers in sharing the wealth of information that can benefit parents and thus their kids. Transformative Culture beat us to the punch on this workshop that explores several approaches to education, with philosophies represented that include Reggio, Montessori, Waldorf and even homeschooling. We’ll have a Q&A on this topic soon, but if…

The Gifted &Talented Smörgåsbord

Smörgåsbord. I love that word… it reminds me of Florida restaurants I frequented in the summers with my dad and grandparents growing up. They offered loads of bland, under-salted, over-processed food, but the dessert buffet was amazing. Or so it was to a sugar addict who was plenty satisfied with chocolate pudding and whipped cream. But I digress… This month-…

Supporting Early Giftedness Through Play

Dr. Julia Osborn, a psychologist specializing in gifted children and Kristen Pallonetti, the program director at Tribeca Community School, a Reggio philosophy preschool in Tribeca, presented their views on Supporting Early Giftedness Through Play at the February 28, 2012 P.A.L. Workshop Series in New York City. Among some of the take-aways presented by Dr. Osborn were: • Slow down and…

Register for The P.A.L. Spring Workshop Series

Welcome back to our Spring P.A.L. [Parents of Advanced Learners] Workshop Series! If you missed the January event with Dr. Rena Subotnik, you can check out her presentation posted on the last post. The entire Spring Calendar is here, so follow the link at right to sign-up soon! January: A Conversation with Rena Subotnik–Shifting from the Best of Gifted Education…

The Motherload of G&T Information

Many of us are familiar with the extensive resources on the Davidson Gifted and Hoagies websites, but when our kids need extra at-level support  it’s sometimes a daunting task to sift through all the options. Whether you’re looking for local or online resources for math, science, reading, mentoring options for your child, after school or summer programs, or even meet-up…