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We Need To Praise Efforts, Not Just Success

My son, Nick – who’s pursuing his aerospace engineering PhD, sent me an article he read online. “Mom, have you read this? I clicked the link and saw it was an article from 2007 that I’ve not only read but … Continue reading

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Gifted Education and Varsity Athletics: How They Are the Same, But Treated Differently

In athletics, we seek out the best performers and we give them the best coaches, the best equipment, and individualized instruction. We encourage them to excel in competition, and we nurture them so they will continue to grow and become … Continue reading

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Panic Mechanic – Helping Gifted Kids Put Stress In A Box

I went to summer camp! Yunasa, the Lakota word meaning balance, is a weeklong camp for highly gifted youth. The mission of Yunasa is to teach campers techniques and skills for integrating the intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical aspects … Continue reading

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Three Take-Aways As The School Year Ends

The 2011-12 school year has come to a close.  As I packed up some things from my office, ready for the summer break, I thought about a few points that stuck with me this year in working with gifted students … Continue reading

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Demise Of Proposition 103. Now, We’ll All Pay For It.

I read a worthwhile “obituary” for Proposition 103, which died on the November ballot in the Colorado general election.  Proposal 103 would have solved so many problems our state is facing in education.  It pains me that voters shortsightedly voted … Continue reading

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When The Work Gets Hard, Some Students Get Out

I found myself saying, out loud, “yes” many times while reading an excellent article called Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard).  The article, from the New York Times education section, addresses very nicely what I see so … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness About Gifted In SW Colorado

I visited beautiful Durango, Colorado to conduct two days of gifted training sessions.  It was organized by Betsey Krill, Coordinator of Gifted Ed SJBOCES and SW Gifted Education Regional Consultant.  I got to meet with and train people from Durango, … Continue reading

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Top Names In Giftedness Gather At SENG Summit

Photos from the recent SENG Summit in Seattle.  Here I am with Jim Webb, the “father of SENG” – he started it all.  Jim was a keynote speaker at this year’s event and is a regular presenter each year.  He … Continue reading

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Poker Player Has Advice On How To Be Successful – SENG Summit Day Three

The final day of the SENG Summit featured the daily keynote presentation titled “No Limits” from Phil Gordon.  He’s known as a poker guy but he’s a role model for how one can be the best one can be, and … Continue reading

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SENG Summit Rolls On In Seattle – Day Two

A highlight from my second day at the SENG Summit in Seattle was Victoria Ragsdell’s talk titled Obsession:  The Gift and How to Use It. This talk was different from the usual topics at SENG conferences.  The topic was how … Continue reading

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