MINNEAPOLIS — The 2018 National Association of Gifted Students hosted more than 2,000 educators, administrators, researchers, professionals, and parents in Minneapolis in November at its 65th annual conference.
Dr. Michele Borba delivered the event’s opening keynote, focusing on the importance of developing empathy in students. The author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed, concluded her presentation with a sing-along of “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” — AKA the Cheers theme song. A former classroom teacher, Borba is an educational psychologist and NBC contributor who focuses on parenting, character development, child behavior, and empathy.
During three days of events, there were 16 sessions focused specifically on twice-...
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