The ultimate goal is to empower your child with a positive self-identity, an exercise crucial to a healthy and centered child. Indeed, with and through this foundation, the child can develop social skills, learn emotional regulation, develop an expressive vocabulary to communicate deep thoughts and emotions, and learn executive functioning skills necessary for lifelong … [Read more...] about Building Metacognition in Gifted Students for Future Success
Dr. Michael Postma
Dr. Postma is a teacher, administrator, consultant, speaker, and author dedicated to the holistic development of both gifted and twice-exceptional children through his new company, Gifted & Thriving, LLC. Over the last two decades, Dr. Postma has worked in the field of gifted/talented education as both a teacher and administrator in the public and charter school system in Minnesota and North Carolina. He was the architect of the Minnetonka Navigator Program, a magnet school specifically designed for highly gifted and twice-exceptional students. Dr. Postma has published a number of articles and two books, the latest titled The Inconvenient Student: Critical Issues in the Identification and Education of Twice Exceptional Students. He travels and speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of topics such as: the social/emotional development of the gifted, understanding twice-exceptional learners, gifted/talented programming, neuroscience and the gifted/2e brain, and school-related topics from understanding assessment to quality instruction for gifted/2e learners. Dr. Postma has a BA from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON; he also has an MA in Gifted, Talented, and Creative Education and an EdD in Educational Leadership (Critical Pedagogy) from the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities. He's the former Executive Director and the current Director of Programming for SENG, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the social and emotional development of the gifted. He lives in Bellingham, WA, and is the father of four children, three of whom are twice-exceptional.