Life Skills

Gifted and Talented Teen Homeschoolers' Homeroom (Weekly Brain Teasers and More)

This social club for teenage gifted and talented homeschool students serves as a weekly check-in. We have fun addressing social and emotional needs, enrichment, creative problem solving, and effective task management.
85 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners

30 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Tue May 24

Meets Once per week
2:30pm - 3pm

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Class Experience

-Students will gain insight and self-knowledge about their own giftedness and the giftedness of others in a social setting
-Students will increase their confidence overall and also in their area(s) of excellence
-Students will improve their knowledge of creativity, problem-solving, and psychology
-Students will co-create realistic goals and stretch goals for enhanced daily performance
Department of Education, PK-12 Talented and Gifted 						      

Masters of Arts in Teaching 
     Morningside College, Sioux City, IA	

My master’s degree focused on creativity and education. I have formally and informally studied the creative process, various theories in creativity research, the role of systemizing and empathizing in creative works, mental health struggles among individuals with high potential, and bibliotherapy. (My master's thesis focused on the role of book therapy while helping gifted and talented students gain self-awareness.)
Homework for this class is optional. However, ambitious students will walk away with several goals, exercises, and tasks for experimentation. I look forward to seeing the same students over a long period of time for enhanced social bonding, accountability, and creative learning.  
Students are encouraged to attend with some way to take notes (tablet, notebook, or whatever's their style). They are also encouraged to attend with knowledge concerning their daily schedule and any questions they may have during our check-in. 
Informal assessment will be used throughout class time. Adjustments will be made based on the student's needs. These adjustments include decisions around goal-setting, advice offered (based on research), and optional next steps. Most of all, I hope students feel comfortable, encouraged, and ready for risks (not necessarily assessed). 
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
These activities are anchored by the Gifted Teens' Survival Guide, Gifted Kids' Workbook by Boorman, and sections from books by Howard Gardner, Elaine Aaron, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Adam Grant, Daniel Pink, Angela Duckworth, Susan Daniels, and others.


Michelle, M.A. (Reading/Creativity)
Lives in the United States
Masters in Education (Talented and Gifted/Special Education Certified): Gifted Homerooms - Reading Tutoring - Writing Tutoring - Creativity Coaching - Songwriting
85 total reviews
275 completed classes

About Me

As a certified master educator, I offer engaging classes centered around reading and creative problem solving. With professional experience as a specialized reading teacher, middle school teacher, and enrichment coordinator/TAG Coach, I absolutely... 
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