Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I learned a lot about my learning style using the Gregorc learning style test. However, I didn't fall into an exact category. I was spread out with 17 CR and 11 AR and 16 CS and 16 AS. This basically means I'm Mostly the 3 category's. In Gardner's test i scored a 4 for linguistic, 4 for Logical and Mathematical, 2 for musical, and 2 again for spatial and bodily kinesthetic and Intra-personal, and a 0 for inter-personal. I look up to my dad and i think his learning style is logical-mathematical because he is very good in math. I look up to my mom as well and i think she is spatial because she likes art and visualizing. I admire my eldest cousin and think his learning style is also logical-mathematical because he is very good in math and likes to question and calculate.
Sai V. is logical and mathematical and his post was good because it shows how much you can surprise yourself doing these tests. Ross is also the same and I liked his post because it's very explaining.
This new knowledge of my self helps me because I know what i'm best at and i could learn easier using the learning style that's best for me.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Being Gifted

      Most people think to be gifted you have to be perfect. But there are ups and down to being gifted. There are many myths as well. Of course this means there are many truths as well. This post is going to explain the ups, downs, truths, and myths of being gifted.
      Being gifted has many ups. Most of the time, you are smarter than other people in certain subjects. Or in other words, gifted and talented kids are better than most people in certain things. If you're in a gifted and talented program, you have more confidence because you know you are special, or gifted, in some way. Because of these things gifted kids will most likely get a good job that brings in a lot of money in the areas they are strongest in. Plus, if your gifted you'll have special opportunities and in life they are better problem solvers and of course, ROGATE is boss (ROGATE is really awesome and fun).
      Unfortunately,  being gifted has many downs as well. Most gifted kids have asynchronous development (don't know what it means? click here) and more expectations. Some kids get bored in school and even adults over estimate gifted kids. Worst of all, they can feel out of place and dumbs themselves down. That's the worst crime possible.
      There are many truths and myths about being gifted as well. Most people think of gifted people as perfect, or great in everything. This is false as you can tell from the down sides of being gifted in the previous paragraph. It's also a myth for gifted kids getting A's all the time. These are not true and the myths are very wrong. All kids have weaknesses and strengths.  In addition, some truths are that we have strengths and weaknesses and are smarter than most people in certain things.
      I have had quite a few experiences myself from being gifted. Once I got a C in 6th grade in Social Studies. What happened? I simply didn't understand as well as other kids for that certain investigation. On the paper my teacher said that she expected more from me and she thought I wasn't trying hard enough. I can assure you I was trying pretty hard in the amount of time I studied for the test. She thought I should only get good grades because I am a gifted student. But that's a myth. I also had lots of ups to being gifted. Due to the fact that I am gifted and i try hard in class my teachers tend to like me. Which creates a small chain reaction because they tell my parents and they trust me more in school-related things because I really care. They aren't as much behind my back when my teacher's say good things about me. This is a great up of being gifted.
     Ultimately, don't believe everything about perfectness of being gifted.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


my name is Sai Nayan and im in 8th grade. My favorite subjects are Math and Science. My favorite topics are Math and Science again. I like to hang out with my friends in my free time. I am not sure yet, but i might want to be a doctor when i grow up. Having fun makes me happy.