Sharon Blumberg (Illinois) On
the initial day that I introduced the program, the students'
eyes widened with looks of interest as I explained that everyone
has special talents that are called "Gifts"
Tina Schimanski (Washington) "When Mr. Killingsworth
first suggested my trial of the Gifts Project, I was hesitant.
I am, after all, a dedicated mathematics and science teacher."
Ginny Hoover (Kansas) "It is always such a pleasure
to observe the positive impact of the Gifts Project on my students."
Dan Coughenour (South Carolina) "I think it is
so important for students to have the opportunity to recognize
their own Special Strengths and to also be cognizant of other
students' strengths. This helps to build community in the classroom."
Debbie Scott (California) "Special Strengths
is how we get our kids through school. We're all about learning
disabilities in children who are very bright but cannot express
it in the conventional ways."
Misti Dunlap (Texas) "What an incredible concept
you have. I have always had these same thoughts regarding students
and their talents and gifts. You have spelled it out completely.
I want to take this whole concept and run with it."