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Author: Bryce Smart

What’s going on

0 Comments May 19, 2020

Just like everyone else, PATH is following the Governor’s order to ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’.

Book Study: Smart but Scattered

0 Comments April 6, 2020

Public Library downloadable checkout: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/item/show/689345082 Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Smart-but-Scattered-Revolutionary-Executive-ebook/dp/B005D7D57K Last month, we had a wonderful PATH event wherein a group of us parents heard from Sara Kamla, an NWGCA board member, about the characteristics of twice exceptional (2e) students. 2e students are those who are exceptional in two different ways: being highly capable and also having some […]

School Board report – May 28, 2019

0 Comments May 30, 2019

The school board tonight was uneventful from the perspective of PATH. One interesting public comment came from a parent advocating for later middle school and high school start times. Her evidence of altered circadian rhythms in adolescents seemed the most convincing point of the argument. The board seemed most concerned over an increased prevalence of […]

Thanks for coming to the Spring Social!

0 Comments May 22, 2019

What a great group! Thanks to all who came out to the PATH social last week. From cup towers to magnet madness to showcasing why we’re exceptional, everyone had a good time connecting at the Spring Social. We loved getting to know each other better!   Michelle Smart

Why we chose Discovery

0 Comments April 20, 2019

Why We Chose Discovery Owen Gabrielson My spouse and I chose Discovery to surround our child with focused, quirky, intense, weird, smart kids. Below, I describe what Discovery is, what led us to it, and why it works for us. Your mileage may vary. What is Discovery? Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) […]

School Board report – Mar 26, 2018

0 Comments March 28, 2019

This week, I attended the school board meeting with Laura Myers—a PATH parent and the CRES PTO president. Here are our main takeaways: 1 – The board spent a significant amount of time carefully considering a decision in front of them: how to balance the desire for smaller K-3 class size with the constraints of […]

PATH talks with Scouting BSA about working with gifted students

0 Comments March 19, 2019

Exciting news! I recently was invited by Scouting BSA (formerly called Boy Scouts of America) to give a presentation to all the units in our region about how to work with gifted kids in the scouting program. It was a whirlwind overview in which I introduced them to what being gifted actually means, why the […]

Linda Silverman’s Advice to Tahoma

0 Comments March 13, 2019

I recently attended a lecture by Linda Silverman, one of the leading experts in the field of gifted education. (See my notes: Part 1, Part 2).  After the lecture, I had the opportunity to ask her about Tahoma’s current middle school needs: Q: We have an opportunity provide input to our district regarding the first […]

School Board report – Feb 26, 2018

0 Comments March 7, 2019

Three cheers for our first PATH reporter! Katie Smith attended the school board meeting on and took notes for us. Although minutes of the meeting will be posted online by Tahoma School District (TSD), Katie was able to catch more detail than the minutes provide. Here are some of the tidbits she and I heard […]

Neuroscience of Anxiety in the Bright Brain

0 Comments March 3, 2019

https://www.sengifted.org/post/neuroscience-of-anxiety-in-the-bright-brain This is a fantastic look at why so many gifted kids seem anxious so much of the time. An important read for all parents of gifted children.