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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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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10 Things You Never Knew About “Crushing Tall Poppies”

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A few months shy of three years ago, without a thought to the future or a plan in my head, I guilelessly created my blog, Crushing Tall Poppies….

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Yes, My Gifted Child is a Know-It-All: A Case for Acceleration

Thursday, September 17, 2015

“Mom, I swear, they must have put me in remedial math. I am the only one who knows what is going on—I know everything!”   This was my…

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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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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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Gifted Children: What Parents Want Teachers to Know

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gifted children are misunderstood and so very often miseducated, and they may even be bullied, envied and shunned. Being gifted is not at all what many people believe it to…

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Gifted Children Stuck in the No Passing Zone

Thursday, July 9, 2015

No Child Gets Ahead   No Child Gets Out Alive   Double Back Around To Pick Up The Children We Left Behind Act   No Child Left Untested…

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Achievement & Success. We’ve Got This All Wrong

Sunday, June 21, 2015

ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOOL Invoking visions of triumphant moments filled with straight A’s, honor roll awards and valedictorian speeches, achievement is a popular, trending educational enigma we hate to…

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Gifted Children: Our Five-Leaf Clovers

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Four-Leaf Clovers—a Symbol of all Things Good Four-leaf clovers are an atypical variation of clover which can infrequently be found hidden among the more common three-leaf clovers in…

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