This week for the Personal Development strand the students have been learning about these fascinating traits!
They have sparked funny, humorous anecdotal experiences and stories and also sad and emotional personal experiences.
The information below is written by Carol Bainbridge.
Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five areas in which children exhibit intense behaviors, also known as "overexcitabilities" or "supersensitivities." They are psychomotor, sensual, emotional, intellectual and imaginational. Gifted children tend to have multiple intensities, although one is usually dominant.
Does your child complain about the seams in his socks? Put her hands over her ears when the movie starts in the movie theater?
Have trouble sitting still? Get moved almost to tears by a piece of music or work of art? These are signs of overexcitabilities.
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The students had to select some intensities, they thought they reflected and describe them and choose an image that represented the intensity.
Below is a presentation completed by Hadley, he really embraced this learning task.