On April 14, the San Juan Chapter of NMAG presented its 4th Annual Conference entitled “Giftedness and the Real World” at the Sycamore Park Community Center in Farmington.  Over thirty-five teachers and parents attended, representing all four school districts in the county.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Amy McConnell Franklin, in her presentation entitled “Pedagogical practices to develop emotion-related skills in gifted students,” guided her audience to consider the three dimensions of emotional intelligence: awareness, intention and choice. She led group activities to engage everyone in the practice of identifying these aspects for themselves and then facilitated discussions about how to help teachers and parents guide their students and children to discover these components for themselves.

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