Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Holding on to the 'others'

Those that really need to read this article don't read this blog, but I am posting it anyway. We too often ignore our really bright kids because they are different, they would rather read a book then dribble a basketball!

This is an excerpt from an article by Orson Scott Card, in the MormonTimes.

"I didn't enjoy Sunday School, and the teachers certainly didn't enjoy me. One day, the bishop called me into his office and, after explaining to me how disruptive my comments could be to the teacher's lesson, he asked me to stop correcting my Sunday School teacher's statements and instead be supportive.

"How can I support incorrect statements?" I asked.

"Try saying nothing," he replied."

How many of these bright kids do we have to lose? The article is right on. 

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