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Successful Acceleration

Many educators may be divided when it comes to the issue of acceleration. The academic benefits are usually quite clear, but many are concerned of the social impact. This collection looks at a variety of reasons and ways that can ensure the overall child is looked after during the acceleration process - academically, emotionally and socially.
A Collection By Amy Watson
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  • 5 Collection Items
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Successful Acceleration
  • Amy Watson says:
    It is always interesting to delve into the statistics when it comes to accelerating gifted students. The findings on this website show it can have a positive effect, not just on academic success but also on interpersonal skills.
  • Amy Watson says:
    The panel on the video discuss programs that are in place in schools and takes a very academic view on acceleration. The mention of the need for students to compete on a worldly scale is an interesting one, and one that promotes the need for an academic push.
  • Amy Watson says:
    A informative article that highlights ways in which academic acceleration can work. It offers several pre-requisites that might make a student eligible for successful acceleration. I think the most important of these is to assess each child as an individual and form strategies that have the overall well being of the child as a central focus.
  • Amy Watson says:
    A documentary about 9 year old Tanishq and his educational acceleration. The academic outcomes are hugely positive and he is a happy child, but he does miss having friends his own age. This real life scenarios might help you weigh up the need for academic challenge vs the importance of a positive social environment.
  • Acceleration Institute

    Website
    accelerationinstitute.org
    accelerationinstitute.org
    Amy Watson says:
    I love this resource because it helps answer questions regarding acceleration. There is also a very useful section for parents. This may be useful if you have children in your school who would be suitable for acceleration and you wish to pass on information to their parents.
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BloomBoard Asks:How can you decide if a child is right for an acceleration program?