Jim Delisle, a national expert on the teaching and parenting of gifted children, will be at Emerson School on Tuesday, January 29th. Jim will present to the public at 7:00 p.m., also at Emerson. While there are many experts in this field, Emerson is thrilled to host one who speaks so genuinely to the joys and challenges of our lives with gifted children.
Here’s a summary of Jim’s experiences and perspective. Jim Delisle has worked on behalf of gifted children and teens for more than thirty years. As both a teacher and counselor, he learned how essential it is for gifted people to understand that giftedness is more than simply “being smart.” Jim was a professor of education at Kent State University, Ohio, for 25 years and was selected by faculty and students there as a “Distinguished Professor,” the University’s most prestigious teaching award. He also taught gifted children for 16 years. The author of 17 books published in multiple languages, he continues to consult with schools worldwide. Jim calls on the findings of child psychology and his experiences of working with children, to offer a cogent understanding of giftedness in children, dealing with perfectionism in gifted children, being an adult role model for children, building a child’s character, and helping kids achieve their goals and dreams. Jim is known for providing a humorous, engaging, and encouraging look at raising gifted children in our world today.
Please join us and tell your friends to come out to hear Jim Delisle on January 29th at 7:00 p.m. Please go to www.emersonschool.eventbrite.com to register for this free event, and invite your friends and neighbors to come as well.