It’s a Nerd’s World

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“It’s a Nerd’s World” is a fabulous article to which many GT students will relate.  The mother/author, Miranda Gargasz, recounts a time when her son was stung by being called a “nerd” by one of his friends.  The mother’s reaction, and her son’s subsequent response to his friend, will warm your heart.  My class of GT 5th graders actually stood up and cheered at the end of the story!  I think that this is a great follow-up to the “Bias Against Creativity” article that I referenced in yesterday’s post.

2 Replies to “It’s a Nerd’s World”

  1. Miranda Gargasz – Miranda Gargasz is a freelance writer. Many of her essays can be found on sites like ScaryMommy, The Christian Science Monitor and The Huffington Post. In 2014, she published Lemonade and Holy Stuff, and, in 2016, she published Plus Size Mama: An overweight mom gets real about weight loss. She is also a contributor to Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee, and Lose the Cape: Never Will I Ever. Her debut novel, Haunting Suspicion, sold out its first signing at Barnes & Noble Crocker Park. She published Dragonfly in October 2019, and the sequel to her paranormal mystery entitled Haunting Grounds will be available in the spring of 2020.
    Miranda Gargasz says:

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you sharing this with your readers as well as your students. I know there are a lot of gifted kids out there that go through the same thing. Hopefully, it will help them turn a negative comment into an affirmation of their awesomeness!

    1. Terri Eichholz – Terri is a curriculum and tech integration specialist, speaker, and author with a passion for engaging and empowering learners. She delivers engaging professional learning, consultations on a variety of educational needs, and professional articles for various outlets . Find out more about Terri on the About page in the site menu.
      whatimeant2say says:

      Thanks, Miranda. I think that a lot of students would benefit from reading your essay!

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