Author Archives: Terry Bradley

The Importance of Time Spent Outdoors

When I attended the 2017 Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented conference in Loveland, Colorado, I went to a session that changed the way I think. It was “Connecting the Gifted Mind to Nature” by Scott Major, a middle school … Continue reading

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Giftedness Does Not Discriminate

I applaud Celi Trepanier’s blog, Gifted Children: Culturally, Ethnically, Racially and Socially Diverse. She states that “too many students from families of a lower socioeconomic status, as well as students from culturally, ethnically and racially diverse groups are often disregarded … Continue reading

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Moments In Our Life When Everything Changes

Here is an activity for teachers to do with graduating high school students, or for parents of students who are graduating high school. Talk about “There are Moments In Our Life When Everything Changes” (below). This might help put this life … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Gifted Is About Finding the Right Balance

I saw the new movie Gifted and was surprised at how well I liked it. From the previews it was hard to tell if this movie would be an accurate portrayal of giftedness. I thought it would be an unrealistic cliche of … Continue reading

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Supporting Transgender Students and Their Families

Recently, the Superintendent of the Boulder Valley School District, my employer, sent out a memo affirming the School Board’s support for transgender students. This was a reaction from President Trump rescinding protections for them, and not allowing them to use … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Believe You Can Do It

I recently gave a “Pep Talk” to 75 high school second semester juniors. These students have self-selected into the most rigorous program our school offers, the IB Diploma. At our high school, this is a program that any junior can enter – … Continue reading

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Keep One Ear Out

Amanda. I learned so much from her about Imaginational Overexcitabilites during her four years in high school. Amanda showed up in my office as a freshman with her jet black hair hanging in messy shards over her glasses. As the … Continue reading

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Develop Non-Cognitive Skills to Assure Students’ Success

I spent five days in Phoenix, AZ at NAGC’s 62nd annual conference. I came back with some innovative new ideas, fresh ways of thinking, and helpful strategies to share with my students and my colleagues. One session in particular stands … Continue reading

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Talented and Gifted at Fairview High School Explained

The TAG (Talented and Gifted) program at Fairview High School was the focus of a project called Spotlight. Various school clubs, programs and causes had videos created by the advanced film students in Lanny Boyer’s class. Why a TAG video? With … Continue reading

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“With So Many Books, Where Do I Start?”
Recommended Reading On Giftedness

I am often asked by both parents and educators, “There are so many books on gifted, where should I start?” Search “books on gifted” on Amazon and you’ll get over 10,000 results. If you’re looking for a good entry point regarding giftedness, … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading On Giftedness