Schools are rooted in the tradition of using grade-level expectations of when a child should read and write and when to teach American history. Information flows primarily from textbooks, practice through worksheets, and assessments through tests, reports, and grades. Have you ever wondered about the result of this type of education? Thirty-percent of the children rise … Continue reading Breaking with Tradition
We are in the beginning stages of forming a public charter school and need your input. Read on to see if this sounds like the school you’ve been looking for, and then please fill out the interest form below. There is no personal information needed and there is no obligation on your part. We just need … Continue reading Charter School for Out-of-the-Box Learners
Since your twice-exceptional child has started school… Are there meltdowns over homework or is your child bored and unchallenged? Are you fighting to get your child's needs met at school? Are you currently homeschooling and need guidance and support in meeting your child's needs? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, we’ve … Continue reading K-12 Homeschool and Independent Study Programs Now Available!
Twice-Exceptional Parent Group Join us and connect with other parents whose kids are: Passionate about learning/creating/exploring (but not necessarily at school). Underperforming in school but have advanced knowledge in certain areas. Identified as gifted along with having learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, etc. Intense, easily frustrated, perfectionistic. Having trouble relating to … Continue reading Join us! Connect with other parents of twice-exceptional children.
Today, a student's questions about Geodes led us to Morocco, Brazil, Ohio, and to a local San Luis Obispo business. This highly-motivated learner went on an interest-led expedition using higher-order thinking and research skills which culminated in a hands-on experience at I Love Rocks on Broad Street. With a freshly mined geode in his hand, he … Continue reading A Question Leads to Deep Learning
Gifted and twice-exceptional children are complex (and amazing!) and require modifications in teaching and parenting. Here are a few resources to help you understand your child’s unique characteristics and give you practical tools for supporting your child’s growth. Gifted Resources Books A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, by James Webb and others Emotional Intensity in … Continue reading Gifted Recommended Resources
“Knowing that a person builds a happy and successful life not on remediated weaknesses but on developed strengths, I have learned to place those strengths at the top of what matters.” –Edward Hallowell, psychiatrist and author of Driven to Distraction One of the most difficult aspects of supporting a twice-exceptional child is the constant reminder … Continue reading Build on Strengths: Teaching the Twice-Exceptional (2e) Child
Has the traditional education system become an obstacle to your child’s learning? If you are like most parents of twice-exceptional children, you have found that traditional education hinders your child's learning. If your child is bored, unchallenged, or not learning something new every day, there is a better way. At Edison Academy SLO, our personalized learning … Continue reading Join Us! Full- and Part-Time Gifted Education Programs Available
Are you interested in alternative education for your out-of-the box learner? Join us at the park to connect with other families a lot like yours! Saturday, August 6th at 1 p.m. E. A. French Park (see map below) Come learn about Edison Academy SLO where our innovative learning environment allows gifted and twice-exceptional children to develop … Continue reading Join us at the Park! Aug. 6th, 2016