The power in a book study comes from the dialogue regarding the reading. For that reason, there are requirements related to your answering each posted question and to responding to others' posts.
Prior to the final due date for the blog, participants must:
Respond to each question posted. There will be 4 "sessions" with about 3 questions each.
At least 2 times per "session," post comments that specifically address other participants' responses. To allow us to track your comments, include the other participant's blog name and the date he/she posted at the start of your comment. You may agree or disagree with participants, but be sure to include your reasoning. "I agree" is not a meaningful response that contributes to the conversation. "I agree because..." is more likely to contribute to the dialogue.
Unlike our previous book study blogs, all questions will be posted at the same time. If you do the book study early, you will need to visit again in order to respond to other people's posts and to dialogue about yours.
In case you need assistance in blogging and commenting, you can check out the instructions we have previously provided here.
The focus of this book study is Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students by Christine Fonseca. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own books. This book is designed to help parents and teachers alike in understandingthe emotional intensities of gifted as well as how to communicate in a positive way that assist gifted students in acquiring a more in depth look at themselves so they may recognize, monitor and adjust their own behavior while learning to cope with their explosive feelings.Specific strategies are referred to during the reading that assists educators and parents with gifted student’s underperformance in school, perfectionism, stress management, and social anxiety.