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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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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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Underachieving or Refusing to Play the Game?

I agree 100% with the article “Gifted Underachievers: Underachieving or Refusing To Play the Game?” I recently had a student tell me that he was not motivated to do anything about his D in a class because, even though he … Continue reading

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Live Purposely Raising Gifted Children

You know, some people just say it as it should be said. Dan Peters is someone I constantly learn from. I admire his wisdom, his attitude, his approachability, and his commitment to helping us all learn. He is a person who … Continue reading

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8 Questions With Terry About Gifted and Talented

Michele Chambers is getting a Masters degree in Gifted and Talented education from Denver’s Regis University. An assignment for her class “Advocacy, Service-Learning, and Twice-Exceptional” was to interview experts in the field of gifted ed. Michelle and I are on … Continue reading

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How Jim Webb gives meaning to existentialism

Dr. Jim Webb spoke to a large, interested audience in Boulder recently for Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented. His topic revolved around his new book Searching For Meaning; Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope. Webb is one of the 25 … Continue reading

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Giftedness and disabilities can coexist

There’s a quote I really like: “If the purpose for learning is to score well on a test, we’ve lost sight of the real reason for learning.” (by Jeannie Fulbright) Similarly, I think it’s also true that “if the only … Continue reading

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Students react to Silverman’s 100 Words Of Widsom

I asked students in my high school GT discussion group to react to this statement: “Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care … Continue reading

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Gifted students are not “cookie cutter”, nor should be the advice we give them

I am privileged to be an adult that many of my students keep in touch with after they graduate. As such, I have the opportunity to have great reflective conversations with them over coffee or lunch when they’re back in … Continue reading

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Connections Old and New at Colorado Academy For Gifted

Connections. I have made some wonderful connections throughout the years with the Colorado Academy of Educators of the Gifted, Talented and Creative (CAEGTC). Our annual luncheon meeting was this week. It’s a time when we can all get together to … Continue reading

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