The 17th Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education - February 25th 2012

Speaker: Josh Shaine (USA)

Topic: Underachievment - A Matter of Definition

Josh Shaine is a migrant teacher, whose 30+ years in education include teaching and directing various programs for the MIT Educational Studies Program, serving as headmaster at an alternative school for 7th - 12th grade gifted disgruntled students, and working for public schools as a math teacher (6th grade & gifted pull out), play director, and home tutor. More recently, Josh has been teaching classes for the Voyagers Homeschool Cooperative & Resource Center, on whose board of directors he sits.

In his copious spare time, he runs the Beyond IQ conference series for/about HG/PG children and their families (www.giftedconferenceplanners.org), takes classes toward his masters in counseling, and slowly researches/writes about giftedness, underachievement, and non-linear thinking styles.