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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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Gifted & Talented Women Who Are Moms

At a time when my life is consumed with reading books, blogs and articles to benefit the gifted students I teach, the article, “The Special Challenges of Highly Intelligent and Talented Women Who are Moms”, by Dr. Belinda Seiger, really … Continue reading

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Talk less, listen more is key advice for parent group facilitators

One of the things I really enjoy doing is being a nationally sanctioned SENG facilitator trainer. I have trained hundreds of people, from many different districts, in how to run SMPGs: SENG Model Parent Groups. These are structured support groups for parents … 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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Talking About Giftedness: the Elephant in the Room

My favorite session at the 32nd Annual SENG Conference in San Jose, CA this summer was Elephant in the Room: How to Talk about Giftedness. I run into a lot of people in my daily work life (parents, students, teachers, … Continue reading

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Gifted Kids Are Often Bullied. Advice To Stop Bullying.

Bullying is a big topic in the field of gifted education, especially in the social/emotional aspects of gifted in which I specialize. So I wanted to pass along some of what I heard at a presentation on bullying by Barbara Coloroso. As … Continue reading

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Lessons about gifted kids from Roald Dahl’s Matilda

I just read an article titled 12 Lessons About Gifted Kids from Matilda. You know Matilda, the extraordinary child created by Roald Dahl. She has been the star of a book, a film (I loved it!), and a musical. This … 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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Boulder Parents Join SENG Model Parent Groups

I’m starting another SENG parent group – Supporting The Emotional Needs of Gifted.  These classes, known as SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPG), help parents gain a better understanding of their gifted children and provides tools for parents to work with … Continue reading

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