What I Learned As An Ex-Gifted Kid

Gifted children often lead double lives. Intellectually, they may seem like small, eccentric adults, and they may prefer the company of adults, but in many ways they are still children. For this reason, many gifted education experts have doubts about letting gifted students start college several years early. In this talk, Caroline Cannistra talks about her experiences entering a college environment at age 13. She talks about her successes and failures, the way she interacts with the professional and academic world, and what she’s learning now as an adult.


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