Practicing Kindness at Yunasa

By Qiao Li, Program Coordinator  Yunasa camps are designed to work with gifted and highly gifted children to nurture balance and stimulate growth in the whole self.  At Yunasa, we […]

Igniting Your Passion at Yunasa

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

By Qiao Li, Yunasa Program Coordinator IEA’s annual Yunasa camp concluded powerfully at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, Michigan! Throughout the week, we watched all 79 campers – including 23 leadership […]

Yunasa West: A Week of Self-Discovery and Fun

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

By Qiao Li, Yunasa Coordinator Yunasa West this year was yet another fun-filled week that’s packed with self-discovery and growth at YMCA Camp Shady Brook! Campers ventured out to try […]

DIY Parent Advocacy

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

by Qiao Li, Program Coordinator As a program coordinator at IEA, there are many parallels between running a successful program and leading an affective Parent Teacher Association (PTA) organization. Parents […]

Perfectionism and Ways to Manage It

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

by Qiao Li, Coordinator The tendency to be a perfectionist is within all of us. As I start writing this blog, I find myself typing and deleting, starring at the […]

Brain Tells

by Qiao Li, Coordinator Learning about the brain development of gifted children gave me a deeper understanding of their heightened experience and unique learning needs. At IEA’s monthly Gifted Support […]

Gifted Community

by Qiao Li, Coordinator Why is Community Important? Community is the foundation of our social life. A healthy community provides support, encouragement, affirmation, and a sense of belonging to all […]

Aliens, Math and Jerky

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

How are aliens related to math? The answer is: in every possible way! From science fiction, to popular culture, to UFO organizations, and even a famous jerky shop half way […]