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CAGTTerry is past President of Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented. She's on the CAGT Executive Board and has been the CAGT Conference Chair organizing the annual state gifted conference.
BVGTTerry was founding President of Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented and served on the BVGT Executive Board.
FAIRVIEWTerry is the Talented and Gifted Advisor at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado.
Recommendations"Terry, you are THE source for all things gifted. So happy and grateful for all you have done to help me be a better mom!" – mom of a high schooler
"I have heard you speak twice at the Beyond the Gifted conference and I'm always impressed by your insights and understanding of this unique group of learners." – faculty at Denver's Gifted & Talented magnet school Polaris At Ebert
"You have no idea how much you helped me and gave me confidence that I am not a terrible mother. I've followed you for years on your blog and love what you do for gifted kids." – parent of four highly gifted children
"Your help and advice has been a real source of support for our family." – another mom of a high schooler
"Thanks for your work with gifted kids in the district, beyond just Fairview High School." – father of a high schooler
"I want you to know how deeply grateful I am that you you have remained in touch with K over the years. I believe your support has been very crucial to his progress. You are a true gift to the many kids you mentor." – mom of a gifted son
"Thank for visiting us and training our teachers about our student's social and emotional needs." – district Gifted & Talented Coordinator
"You are quite a talent a resource. Thank you for inspiring us all to be better." – a high school teacher
Tag Archives: social & emotional
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
We’ve wrapped up another school year, and we just had the official send-off for the IB Diploma students. Over a delicious buffet brunch surrounded by their admiring parents, the 60 students were asked to stand up and share a take-away … Continue reading →
I’m so sorry to hear that Ned Vizzini died. His movie about teenage anxiety and depression, “It’s Kind Of A Funny Story”, helped many of my high school students address their issues. “It’s Kind Of A Funny Story”, which was … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →