Mentoring Gifted Children: It Takes a Village

Monday, November 14, 2016

Emile, a 13-year old, hates school and is convinced he can’t learn. Worse, he feels—no, he knows—he doesn’t often fit in with his age mates. Although he used…

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Dear Teacher, My Gifted Child is in Your Class

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dear Teacher, Welcome back to school. My child is so happy to be in your class this year. We know you are a wonderful and dedicated teacher and…

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It’s All About the Grades

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It’s a Punch in the Gut and not a Pat on the Back Why is it all about the academic output—the grades, the achievement, the scores? As a…

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What About the Gifted Children Who Got Left Behind?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Yes, by now we’ve seen the recent articles (see below) and studies reminding us yet again that gifted children have been getting the short end of the educational…

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What You Didn’t Know About Gifted Children

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Go to school, study, make good grades, go to college, work hard—this is a universal recipe for success so often offered to our children. For some children who…

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Gifted Underachievers: Underachieving or Refusing to Play the Game?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gifted children who are not challenged in school and are not taught the way they need to learn can eventually give up on school and may then become…

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Gifted Children—About THAT Stereotype

Friday, January 2, 2015

Trash it. Banish it. Kick it to the curb. It’s a new year, and the time has come to dispel the myths and misunderstandings that perpetuate that stereotype…

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#9 Gifted Students Have Parents Who Know and Understand How Difficult it is to Raise a Gifted Child

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kindergarten Teacher 1: I had Suzy’s mom come talk to me after school today. Oh gawd, I hear this every year. Kindergarten Teacher 2: What did she say?…

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All Children Matter. And Gifted Children Should Matter, Too

Monday, September 15, 2014

Children are our future.  At some point in our lives, we will grow old and depend on the younger generations, including our own children, to look out for…

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#7 Gifted Students are Culturally, Racially, and Socially Diverse

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

In my recent blog post A Gifted Child Checklist for Teachers , I listed ten basic characteristics and traits of gifted children intended to help teachers and others to identify giftedness…

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