ESP Biography



JOSH SHAINE, Teacher/researcher of Gifted Ed & Underachievement




Major: Counseling Psyc/Gifted Education

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Josh Shaine is a former HSSP director and founder of SATP. He has been affiliated with the Educational Studies Program for roughly 40 years. He also coordinates a series of conferences on nurturance of highly and profoundly gifted children called Beyond IQ (www.giftedconferenceplanners.org). You can email him at <josh@giftedconferenceplanners.org>.

Co-editor for the forthcoming book, 2EbeyondLD: Gifted Persons with Physical DIsabilities.



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


The Future is NOT what it used to be in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Both science fiction authors and futurists have been trying to figure out what the future would look like for a long time! In this class, we will look backwards at the ideas of the future looked like - jet packs for everybody, robots in everyday life, living on the moon, or perhaps WWIII and IV, and other dystopian prospects. Join this class and your future will be looking up!


Magic Systems in Fantasy Stories in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
We'll spend a good chunk of this class exploring how magic is presented in a variety of books and movies, after which we will see about constructung our own, either individually or collectively, as the class prefers.


Building Histories for Your Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Dystopia in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
In the year 2150, we've colonized Mars. How did we get from here to there? On the planet Trzymy, there is a plot to overthrow the Usurper! How did he come to power and what is the heritage of his country? We're doomed. We know we're doomed. The leaders say so. Has it always been this way? If not, when did things change and how? Creating a solid history to lean on in your story telling can make the tale a lot easier to craft for an author, or at least a lot easier to follow for a reader! We will work to understand how histories work and what we need to do to build them!


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to 'stay on topic?' Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole "You have to do it in the right order" concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of the How's and Why's of non-linear thinking. We'll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to 'fit in.'


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to 'stay on topic?' Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole "You have to do it in the right order" concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of the How's and Why's of non-linear thinking. We'll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to 'fit in.'


Introduction to Positive Disintegration - Part 1 in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) provides a lot of explanations for why some of us feel as if we fit into this world so poorly. In this session, we will explore the basics of TPD, including OverExcitabilities, Dynamisms, and Levels of Development of personality. So, if you are looking for alternate explanations for why some things bother you far more than they bother most folks, join us!


Magic Systems in Fantasy Stories in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
We'll spend a good chunk of this class exploring how magic is presented in a variety of books and movies, after which we will see about constructung our own, either individually or collectively, as the class prefers.


Building Histories for Your Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Dystopia in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
In the year 2150, we've colonized Mars. How did we get from here to there? On the planet Trzymy, there is a plot to overthrow the Usurper! How did he come to power and what is the heritage of his country? We're doomed. We know we're doomed. The leaders say so. Has it always been this way? If not, when did things change and how? Creating a solid history to lean on in your story telling can make the tale a lot easier to craft for an author, or at least a lot easier to follow for a reader! We will work to understand how histories work and what we need to do to build them!


Positive Disintegration - Taking the Theory Further in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
This is a course for students who have taken the Introduction to Positive Disintegration course whether this year or a previous one,, or those with familiarity with Kazimierz Dabrowski's work from other sources. It is *not* for beginners!


Science Fiction vs. Fantasy in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Where are the borders between Science Fiction and Fantasy? Is there such a thing as Science Fantasy? What works dwell on the border between them? Bring your ideas and recommendations! We'll see if we can come to any conclusions.


"Superman/woman" and Science Fiction/Fantasy in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Science Fiction and Fantasy have many characters who stick out compared to others because they have more magic, different powers, unique abilities. We will look at how these characters are treated by the worlds in which they are set and reflect on what, if anything, this says about the society in which we live.


Underachievement - Changing Your Perspective in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
A lot of students are told how bright they are, and yet, "Why aren't you living up to your potential?!" Parents, teachers, and even yourselves are asking just that. Maybe you really aren't as smart as they think? Join us to explore this incredibly uncomfortable place to be... I promise it will be thought provoking, if not fun!


What does it mean to be gifted? in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
"All children are gifted." "I can't be gifted, I'm no good at math." "Gifted kids don't need any help." "If I'm so smart, why are my grades so bad?" "You're done? Why don't you help the others, then?" What do we mean by gifted? What difference does it make? Does it change who you are - or should it? Why bother with the label, anyway? This is a discussion-oriented class.


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to 'stay on topic?' Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole "You have to do it in the right order" concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of the How's and Why's of non-linear thinking. We'll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to 'fit in.'


The Election is Over; What does it Mean? in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Your candidate won! You weren't sure that s/he would . . . but now, what does it mean? How will the next four years be different? The same? Join a discussion of the ramifications of the recent election. Explore the effects of the changes in the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives on the world, the country, and you.


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to 'stay on topic?' Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole "You have to do it in the right order" concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of the How's and Why's of non-linear thinking. We'll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to 'fit in.'


Underachievement - Changing Your Perspective in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
A lot of students are told how bright they are, and yet, "Why aren't you living up to your potential?!" Parents, teachers, and even yourselves are asking just that. Maybe you really aren't as smart as they think? Join us to explore this incredibly uncomfortable place to be... I promise it will be thought provoking, if not fun!


"Superman/woman" and Science Fiction/Fantasy in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Science Fiction and Fantasy have many characters who stick out compared to others because they have more magic, different powers, unique abilities. We will look at how these characters are treated by the worlds in which they are set and reflect on what, if anything, this says about the society in which we live.


Science Fiction vs. Fantasy in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Where are the borders between Science Fiction and Fantasy? Is there such a thing as Science Fantasy? What works dwell on the border between them? Bring your ideas and recommendations! We'll see if we can come to any conclusions.


Logic Games in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
We'll try to introduce you to some logic games you don't already know and give you a chance to play them with each other. Come have fun!


Melding Music and Stories in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
We will listen to and discuss various pieces of music adapted from or created for story telling. Pieces such as Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev, Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Center of the Earth, The King of Elfland's Daughter, and others will be shared. Do you have a favorite to share?


What We Say to People, What People Hear in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
I don't understand! "What do you mean?" "How could you do that to me?" Have any of these been said to you? Did you know the answer? If you aren't sure, take this course. We'll discuss some of the reasons you are so misunderstood. The class will be lecture/discussion, with references to major theories and theorists as an inclusion, but not the major focus. The purpose of this course is to give you some tools for self-examination. It is neither for counseling nor for therapy.


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to 'stay on topic?' Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole "You have to do it in the right order" concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of the How's and Why's of non-linear thinking. We'll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to 'fit in.'


Social Psychology in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Why do people behave differently in groups than they do when alone? Why would a perfectly reasonable person agree to administer shocks to somebody just because that person got questions wrong? Does power corrupt and if so, how? Would you stop to help somebody in need?


Introduction to Positive Disintegration in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) provides a lot of explanations for why some of us feel as if we fit into this world so poorly. In this session, we will explore the basics of TPD, including OverExcitabilities, Dynamisms, and Levels of Development of personality. So, if you are looking for alternate explanations for why some things bother you far more than they bother most folks, join us!


Positive Disintegration - Taking the Theory Further in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
This is a course for students who have taken the Introduction to Positive Disintegration course either in 2014 or this year, or those with familiarity with Kazimierz Dabrowski's work from other sources. It is *not* for beginners!


Science Fiction vs. Fantasy in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Where are the borders between Science Fiction and Fantasy? Is there such a thing as Science Fantasy? What works dwell on the border between them? Bring your ideas and recommendations! We'll see if we can come to any conclusions.


Logic Games in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
We'll try to introduce you to some logic games you don't already know and give you a chance to play them with each other. Come have fun!


"Superman/woman" and Science Fiction/Fantasy in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Science Fiction and Fantasy have many characters who stick out compared to others because they have more magic, different powers, unique abilities. We will look at how these characters are treated by the worlds in which they are set and reflect on what, if anything, this says about the society in which we live.


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to 'stay on topic?' Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole "You have to do it in the right order" concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of the How's and Why's of non-linear thinking. We'll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to 'fit in.'


What we say to people, What people hear in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Why is it that I am constantly being misunderstood?! What they think I mean and what I mean have nothing to do with each other. They are irrational. Or are they... Let's see if we can figure out what is going on.


Introduction to Positive Disintegration - Part 1 in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) provides a lot of explanations for why some of us feel as if we fit into this world so poorly. In this session, we will explore the basics of TPD, including OverExcitabilities, Dynamisms, and Levels of Development of personality. So, if you are looking for alternate explanations for why some things bother you far more than they bother most folks, join us!


What does it mean to be gifted? in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
"All children are gifted." "I can't be gifted, I'm no good at math." "Gifted kids don't need any help." "If I'm so smart, why are my grades so bad?" "You're done? Why don't you help the others, then?" What do we mean by gifted? What difference does it make? Does it change who you are - or should it? Why bother with the label, anyway? This is a discussion-oriented class.


What we say to people, What people hear in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Why is it that I am constantly being misunderstood?! What they think I mean and what I mean have nothing to do with each other. They are irrational. Or are they... Let's see if we can figure out what is going on.


What is Education Reform? in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
During this seminar, we will discuss what the schools systems intend to do with education reform, take a look at some of the proposals, and evaluate the ideas behind the proposed changes. Core Curriculum, MCAS, NCLB, Race to the Top... ALL the jargon!


What does it mean to be gifted? in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
"All children are gifted." "I can't be gifted, I'm no good at math." "Gifted kids don't need any help." "If I'm so smart, why are my grades so bad?" "You're done? Why don't you help the others, then?" What do we mean by gifted? What difference does it make? Does it change who you are - or should it? Why bother with the label, anyway? This is a discussion-oriented class.


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to 'stay on topic?' Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole "You have to do it in the right order" concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of the How's and Why's of non-linear thinking. We'll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to 'fit in.'


"Superman/woman" and Science Fiction/Fantasy in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Science Fiction and Fantasy have many characters who stick out compared to others because they have more magic, different powers, unique abilities. We will look at how these characters are treated by the worlds in which they are set and reflect on what, if anything, this says about the society in which we live.


What We Say to People, What People Hear in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
“I don’t understand!” “What do you mean?” “How could you do that to me?” Have any of these been said to you? Did you know the answer? If you aren’t sure, take this course. We’ll discuss some of the reasons you are so misunderstood. The class will be lecture/discussion, with references to major theories and theorists as an inclusion, but not the major focus. The purpose of this course is to give you some tools for self-examination. It is neither for counseling nor for therapy.


Introduction to Positive Disintegration - Part 1 in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) provides a lot of explanations for why some of us feel as if we fit into this world so poorly. In this session, we will explore the basics of TPD, including OverExcitabilities, Dynamisms, and Levels of Development of personality. So, if you are looking for alternate explanations for why some things bother you far more than they bother most folks, join us!


Introduction to Positive Disintegration - Part 2 in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
In Part 2, we’ll look more deeply into Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration and how the different levels of development are reflected in behaviors and emotions. Among the ideas we will explore are positive maladjustment, auto-psychotherapy, and syntony vs. empathy.


Non-Linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to stay on topic? Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole “you have to do it in the right order” concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of hows and whys of non-linear thinking. We’ll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to “fit in.”


What We Say to People, What People Hear in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
“I don’t understand!” “What do you mean?” “How could you do that to me?” Have any of these been said to you? Did you know the answer? If you aren’t sure, take this course. We’ll discuss some of the reasons you are so misunderstood. The class will be lecture/discussion, with references to major theories and theorists as an inclusion, but not the major focus. The purpose of this course is to give you some tools for self-examination. It is neither for counseling nor for therapy.


Social Psychology in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Why do people behave differently in groups than they do when alone? Why would a perfectly reasonable person agree to administer shocks to somebody just because that person got questions wrong? Does power corrupt and if so, how? Would you stop to help somebody in need?


Non-Linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to stay on topic? Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole “you have to do it in the right order” concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of hows and whys of non-linear thinking. We’ll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to “fit in.”


Introduction to Positive Disintegration - Part 1 in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) provides a lot of explanations for why some of us feel as if we fit into this world so poorly. In this session, we will explore the basics of TPD, including OverExcitabilities, Dynamisms, and Levels of Development of personality. So, if you are looking for alternate explanations for why some things bother you far more than they bother most folks, join us!


Introduction to Positive Disintegration - Part 2 in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
In Part 2, we'll look more deeply into Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration and how the different levels of development are reflected in behaviors and emotions. Among the ideas we will explore are positive maladjustment, auto-psychotherapy, and syntony vs. empathy.


What We Say to People, What People Hear in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
“I don’t understand!” “What do you mean?” “How could you do that to me?” Have any of these been said to you? Did you know the answer? If you aren’t sure, take this course. We’ll discuss some of the reasons you are so misunderstood. The class will be lecture/discussion, with references to major theories and theorists as an inclusion, but not the major focus. The purpose of this course is to give you some tools for self-examination. It is neither for counseling nor for therapy.


Non-Linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to stay on topic? Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole “you have to do it in the right order” concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of hows and whys of non-linear thinking. We’ll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to “fit in.”


Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
There’s nobody to discuss this book with, because you are the only person who has ever read it, that you know of! If you join us, you will be able to spread the word of unsung masterpieces, little known authors, and rare favorites, while picking up some new ideas for yourself! Be prepared to talk about what you recommend from beyond the mainstream, and why you recommend it. Please email me titles you know you are interested in discussing. That will help me to figure out what we will and will not be discussing and to prepare a list for the class.


Social Psychology in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Why do people behave differently in groups than they do when alone? Why would a perfectly reasonable person agree to administer shocks to somebody just because that person got questions wrong? Does power corrupt and if so, how? What experiment predicted what would happen at the prison, Abu Ghraib.


Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
The Gathering Storm is out! Read it yet? If you have and you want to discuss it, complain about it, theorize on what will happen in the last two books, then this is a good place for you! . (The last time this class ran was right after Knife of Dreams, and I suggested we might debate whether he really WILL stop at 12 books, like he said. Clearly, the answer was no!) So, come explore the saga of the Dragon Reborn!


Utopias and Government in HSSP Spring 2009 (Mar. 14, 2009)
What makes a government good or bad? What makes a law good or bad? Is it possible to make the one we have better? In this class, we will explore the notions of ideal government and sufficient government, looking at the roots of our own, historical efforts to create utopias, and both philosophical and fictional treatments of the question.


Conflict: Roots and Responses in HSSP Spring 2009 (Mar. 14, 2009)
Why do people fight? Why do some people seem less ready to do so? Are we, as a society, doomed to fight - or as individuals? We will explore both the societal and personal roots of conflict - and ways to approach those conflicts to change, lessen, or even eliminate some of it. Some reading, lot of conversation, I hope.


The Election is over, What does it mean? in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Your candidate won! You weren't sure that he would . . . but now, what does it mean? How will the next four years be different? The same? Join a discussion of the ramifications of the recent election. Explore the effects of the changes in the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives on the world, the country, and you.


What We Say to People, What People Hear in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
"I don't understand!" "What do you mean?" "How could you do that to me?" Have any of these been said to you? Did you know the answer? If you aren't sure, take this course. We'll discuss some of the reasons you are so misunderstood. The class will be lecture/discussion, with references to major theories and theorists as an inclusion, but not the major focus. The purpose of this course is to give you some tools for self-examination. It is neither for counseling nor for therapy.


Non-Linear Thinking in a Linear World in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to stay on topic? Do you think in pictures instead of words? Does the whole "you have to do it in the right order" concept bother you? Join us for an exploration of hows and whys of non-linear thinking. We'll talk about how to recognize and develop strengths, not just how to "fit in."


The Search for Meaning in Life in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? (Not the Monty Python movie...) We'll talk about religion and philosophy, personal pathways vs. groups, and just about every other thing we can think of. Join us if you know the answers or if you don't!


High School, College, & Life: a dialogue for students & parents in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
There are a lot of myths about what it takes to get ready for, get into, and succeed in college - let alone succeed in life! We'll explore these issues and try to help calm fears, answer questions, and perhaps provide direction. Come by yourself or come with your (parent/student), but come. While late additions are welcome, pre-registrants should email 1-3 questions to me at josh_shaine@yahoo.com by November 17th.


Science Fiction - Short Stories in Spark! Spring 2008 (Mar. 08, 2008)
We will explore the world of tomorrow, or at least, yesterday's vision of it! We will wade through some of Harlan Ellison's brilliant anthology, Dangerous Visions, picking and choosing stories to read and discuss during the term.


Introduction to the Theory of Positive Disintegration in Spark! Spring 2008 (Mar. 08, 2008)
Boy! With a title like that, this description had better be good! Have you ever wondered why things that matter to you don't seem to matter to others? Does injustice bother you in an almost physical way? Have you ever complained about the feel of a fabric that everybody else thinks is fine? Do you find yourself knowing how you *ought* to behave, but knowing/dreading that you never will live up to your ideals? We will look at Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski's Theory, compare it with some other theories, and discuss how it applies to our lives and what to do about it. This class may be recorded.


Science Fiction - Short Stories in HSSP Spring 2008 (Mar. 15, 2008)
We will explore the world of tomorrow, or at least, yesterday's vision of it! We will wade through some of Harlan Ellison's brilliant anthology, Dangerous Visions, picking and choosing stories to read and discuss during the term.


Introduction to the Theory of Positive Disintegration in HSSP Spring 2008 (Mar. 15, 2008)
Boy! With a title like that, this description had better be good! Have you ever wondered why things that matter to you don't seem to matter to others? Does injustice bother you in an almost physical way? Have you ever complained about the feel of a fabric that everybody else thinks is fine? Do you find yourself knowing how you *ought* to behave, but knowing/dreading that you never will live up to your ideals? We will look at Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski's Theory, compare it with some other theories, and discuss how it applies to our lives and what to do about it. This class may be recorded.


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASHONWHEELS (2008)
Linear vs. Non-linear. Is it really that simple? Nope! We will examine a half-dozen different ways that people look at ...


The TRUTH! in SPLASHONWHEELS (2008)
American political dialog is filled with people who know the truth about what America needs, and who are happy to ...


Groups vs. Individuals vs. Authority in HSSP (2007)
Why do we do things in groups that we would not do alone? Why do we permit things to happen ...


Science Fiction and Fantasy hodge podge in HSSP (2007)
What do you like that you would like to share? Want to learn what others like? We will exchange ideas ...


High School, College, & Life: a dialogue for students & parents in SPLASH (2007)
There are a lot of myths about what it takes to get ready for, get into, and succeed in college ...


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASH (2007)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to ...


Underachievement - Changing Your Perspective in SPLASH (2007)
A lot of students are told how bright they are, and yet, "Why aren't you living up to your potential?!" ...


Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy in SPLASH (2007)
There's nobody to discuss this book with, because you are the only person who has ever read it, that you ...


What we say to people, What people hear in SPLASH (2007)
Why is it that I am constantly being misunderstood?! What they think I mean and what I mean have nothing ...


Psychology and You in HSSP (2006)
What are the theories and why does anybody believe that stuff? Why does counseling work (or does it)? Peer pressure? ...


Speculative Fiction: Alternate Histories in HSSP (2006)
What would have happened if... We will look at some of the classics and some of the losers in this ...


Non-linear Styles of Thinking in SPLASHONWHEELS (2006)
Linear vs. Non-linear. Is it really that simple? Nope! We will examine a half-dozen different ways that people look at ...


Underachievement - Changing Your Perspective in SPLASHONWHEELS (2006)
A lot of students are told how bright they are, and yet, "Why aren't you living up to your potential?!" ...


Depression, Anxiety, and Isolation - An Exploration in SPLASH (2006)
All of us are likely to have somebody we know and care about who suffers from depression, or who is ...


Education Theory and Practice in SPLASH (2006)
No Child Left Behind. High Stakes Testing. MCAS SATs. Montessori. Teaching to the test. Drop outs. Segregation. Certification. Gifted. Special ...


High School, College, and Life: a dialogue for students & parents in SPLASH (2006)
There are a lot of myths about what it takes to get ready for, get into, and succeed in college ...


IQ and All That in SPLASH (2006)
What is IQ, and what does an IQ test measure? What are multiple intelligences? What is a genius? How do ...


Non-linear Styles of Thinking in SPLASH (2006)
Linear vs. Non-linear. Is it really that simple? Nope! We will examine a half-dozen different ways that people look at ...


Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy in SPLASH (2006)
There's nobody to discuss this book with, because you are the only person who has ever read it, that you ...


What we say to people, what people hear in SPLASH (2006)
Why is it that I am constantly being misunderstood?! What they think I mean and what I mean have nothing ...


High School, College, and Life: a dialogue for students & parents in SPLASH (2005)
There are a lot of myths about what it takes to get ready for, get into, and succeed in college ...


Non-linear Styles of Thinking in SPLASH (2005)
Linear vs. Non-linear. Is it really that simple? Nope! We will examine a half-dozen different ways that people look at ...


The Wheel of Time in SPLASH (2005)
Knife of Dreams is out! Read it yet? If you have and you want to discuss it, complain about it, ...


Underachievement - Changing Your Perspective in SPLASH (2005)
A lot of students are told how bright they are, and yet, "Why aren't you living up to your potential?!" ...


What does it mean to be gifted? in SPLASH (2005)
"All children are gifted." "I can't be gifted, I'm no good at math." "Gifted kids don't need any help." "If ...


What we say to people, what people hear in SPLASH (2005)
Why is it that I am constantly being misunderstood?! What they think I mean and what I mean have nothing ...


Introduction to the <i>Theory of Positive Disintegration</i> in SPLASH (2004)
Kazimierz Dabrowski, a Polish psychiatrist, developed a theory that explains why you can't hold still, why things that are unfair ...


IQ and All That in SPLASH (2004)
What is IQ, and what does an IQ test measure? What are multiple intelligences? What is a genius? How do ...


Non-Linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASH (2004)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to ...


Underachievement: Beyond the Label in SPLASH (2004)
What does the label mean? How do you <i>stop</i> being one? Is there more to it than "not living up ...


Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy in SPLASH (2004)
There's nobody to discuss this book with, because you are the only person who has ever read it, that you ...


What We Say to People, What People Hear in SPLASH (2004)
I don't understand! "What do you mean?" "How could you do that to me?" Have any of these been said ...


Depression, Sadness, and Anxiety - An Exploration in SPLASH (2003)
All of us are likely to have somebody we know and care about who suffers from depression, or who is ...


Non-Linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASH (2003)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to ...


What We Say to People, What People Hear in SPLASH (2003)
I don't understand! "What do you mean?" "How could you do that to me?" Have any of these been said ...


Where Am I Going and How Am I Going to Get There? in SPLASH (2003)
The future is coming right down the pike. Do you know where you fit in it? DO you even know ...


Ender vs. Bean in SPLASH (2002)
Participants are expected to have read both Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card. We will discuss the ...


Non-Linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASH (2002)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to ...


What We Say to People, What People Hear in SPLASH (2002)


Where Am I Going and How Am I Going to Get There? in SPLASH (2002)
The future is coming right down the pike. Do you know where you fit in it? DO you even know ...


Introduction to the Theory of Positive Disintegration in HSSP (2001)
Boy! With a title like that, this description had better be good! Have you ever wondered why things that matter ...


Speculative Fiction: Improbable Histories in HSSP (2001)
In this course we will examine history from two perspectives. We will look at Science Fiction novels and short stories ...


What We Say to People, What People Hear in SPLASH (2001)
"I don't understand!" "What do you mean?" "How could you do that to me?" Have any of these been said ...


Speculative Literature: Gifted People in Science Fiction in HSSP (2000)
What does it mean to be gifted? How are gifted people portrayed in Science Fiction. Does it 'ring true?' Who ...


Thinking about Thinking in HSSP (2000)
What is the difference between Thinking and Feeling? What does IQ measure? How does IQ compare with Multiple Intelligences? Is ...


IQ and all that in SPLASH (2000)
What is IQ, and what does an IQ test measure? What are multiple intelligences? What is a genius? How do ...


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASH (2000)
Repetition of Z-088. See above for details.


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASH (2000)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to ...


The Election is over, What does it mean? in SPLASH (2000)
Your candidate won! You weren't sure that he would . . . but now, what does it mean? How will ...


What we say to people, What people hear in SPLASH (2000)
"I don't understand!" "What do you mean?" "How could you do that to me?" Have any of these been said ...


IQ and All That in SPLASH (1999)
What is IQ, and what does an IQ test measure? What are multiple intelligences? What is a genius? How do ...


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASH (1999)
Repetition of Z-03A. See above for details.


Non-linear Thinking in a Linear World in SPLASH (1999)
Does doing one thing at a time drive you batty? Do people frequently tell you to pay attention or to ...


What is Education Reform? in SPLASH (1999)
During this seminar, we will discuss what the schools systems intend to do with education reform, take a look at ...


What We Say to People, What People Hear in SPLASH (1999)
"I don


IQ and All That in SPLASH (1998)
What is IQ, and what does an IQ test measure? What are multiple intelligences? What is a genius? How do ...


IQ and All That in SPLASH (1998)
What is IQ, and what does an IQ test measure? What are multiple intelligences? What is a genius? How do ...