How to Help
One question I get asked frequently is “How can I help?”
- Subscribe – Those supporting advanced and gifted education need to grow as a community. Subscribing will allow us to find out what each other wants for gifted education, who our allies are, and what victories we have achieved. I won’t be spamming you with junk and you can unsubscribe at any point.
- Comment and Guest Blog – Let us know your opinions! Disagree with me? Please let me know. Have some input? Post it. Don’t see a topic on here that needs addressing? Let me know and I can add you as an author so you can write a blog post of your own. I want this to be an open discussion of what is best for advanced and gifted students.
- Talk to your child’s teacher – Let him or her know what you would like for your child. You are the primary educator of your child and your role as a parent is vital to your child’s education. Also talk to the Learning Consultant and Principal at your child’s school.
- Speak before the School Board – It’s a bit nerve-wracking, but usually there is only a small audience. Our school board is elected volunteers who want to help your child learn, but they need input from the community as to where resources should be allocated. If you wish to speak before the school board at the beginning of the meeting, you will need to fill out a request and email it in prior to the Wednesday before the board meeting. There is also Chat With The Board in the 30 minutes prior to the meeting or you can email the board if public speaking isn’t your cup of tea.
- Let Others Know – Even if there are only two children per classroom that need advanced and gifted education, that is approximately 430 children in the Rochester School district grades K-5. If 400 parents showed up to a School Board meeting, do you think they could refuse us? There is power in numbers.
Thank you for your support of the advanced and gifted students of our schools!