Center for Talent Development’s Backpack Podcast Series Interview

Friday, February 17, 2017

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development-CTD is a resource-rich program for gifted children. They offer online programs, summer programs, weekend programs, service-learning programs, and an active online community…

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Gifted Children and Non-Traditional Educational Choices

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It’s not easy growing up gifted, especially when so few get that your not-quite-the-norm behaviors are inherent with your giftedness and are really not a problem or an…

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An Unconventional Education

Thursday, May 19, 2016

There are many ways to get to there from here. The Traditional K-12 Path For as long as most of us can remember, the only path to an…

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When Homeschooling Ends–The Final Chapter

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

  Much like any life event requiring a huge emotional adjustment—leaving an old job for a new position, packing up your home to move to a new city,…

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Homeschooling: Letting Go of the Vision

Monday, August 3, 2015

Prom, swim team, quarterback, yearbook staff, class president, cheerleader, pep rallies, homecoming dance, valedictorian, debate team, marching band—all visions parents may hold for their children for their high…

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My Guest Post Over at Laughing at Chaos

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Have you read Jen’s blog, Laughing at Chaos, yet? Oh, you should! Jen has this sense of humor like no one else, and she spices up each and…

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My Guest Post Over at My Little Poppies

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I wrote a guest post for Cait at the wonderful blog, My Little Poppies.  Cait and I realized that there are many of us former public school teachers who…

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I Would Never Because Homeschoolers are Just So …

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I would never homeschool my kids because homeschoolers are just so, you know, just so. . . Weird I mean every homeschooler I have ever met was such an…

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A Day in the Life of a Gifted Child in the Regular Classroom

Monday, March 16, 2015

“Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone had a great weekend. This week, we are going to learn and discover new things in math, science and history. Fourth grade is…

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Homeschooling: Teaching Outside the Box

Monday, August 25, 2014

~ What Learning Should and Should Not Be ~  Traditional classroom education is a well-known historical institution with an organizational structure and operational protocols that have changed little…

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