Michelle Kelly is a teacher of highly-capable elementary school students in Kent, Washington. She holds a Master’s degree in Literacy Education and has also been a reading specialist, an adjunct university instructor of literacy, and currently serves on the Washington State Gifted Advisory Board.
Sometimes a lack of experience is a gift worth embracing. Michelle Kelly considers all the strengths new teachers bring to schools, from their comfort with technology to genuine enthusiasm.
Michelle Kelly explains how gifted student writers have needs that vary greatly. "Carolyn the Voice," "Alan the Verbose," and "Bailey the Perfectionist" are all gifted writers who need different workshop structures and guidance to do their best work.