Dr. Linda Silverman on gifted children
“The natural trajectory of giftedness in childhood is not a six-figure salary, perfect happiness, and a guaranteed place in Who’s Who. It is the deepening of the personality, the strengthening of one’s value system, the creation of greater and greater challenges for oneself…becoming a better person and helping make this a better world.”
That quote by Dr. Linda Silverman, director of the Gifted Development Center, is a reminder that even for those who are gifted and talented, reaching for excellence and making positive contributions is not automatic or assured.
(The quote is from my article Reaching for Excellence: Gifted Students)
Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Blink, describes in his new book Outliers: The Story of Success some of the personal and social aspects of how people become outstanding, “outliers” on the upper end of intelligence, ability and achievement curves.
More on the High Ability site.
Article publié pour la première fois le 22/11/2008