Tag Archives: social & emotional

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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Supporting Transgender Students and Their Families

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

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Talented and Gifted at Fairview High School Explained

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

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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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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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Memorable moments are when we feel something

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

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“It’s Kind Of A Funny Story” – real life struggles help students

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

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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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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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