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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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Stop the Competitive, Stressful, Painful Race to College

Many parents are anxious and concerned about where their child goes to college. Many are convinced that their child must only attend an elite, top tier university. Why? To those parents, the university choice is a sign of future success for … Continue reading

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The most important piece of advice for college students is…

I want to share something with you that Logan Brock wrote about gifted students in college. Logan is a university freshman, and is the College Liaison for the Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented (CAGT). Practicing Patience: The Trials and Tribulations … 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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Teacher Does The Right Thing By Treating Student Differently

I read an excellent article that I want to share with you. Views: World’s Greatest Teacher. “A best-selling author goes back to his high school to thank the person who first encouraged him to write.” This is what I love … Continue reading

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Young, Gifted and Neglected. NY Times Writes About Gifted.

Oh my gosh! The New York Times has written an article about how important gifted education is. I encourage you to read Young, Gifted and Neglected. The article is written by Chester E. Finn Jr., the president of the Thomas … 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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Starting A New School Year – Ready…Set…

It’s the start of a new school year. I was part of freshman day at my high school where all of the wide-eyed 9th graders are coming to their first day of high school. Some are cautious and scared to … 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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