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–These 3 Things

Monday, June 15, 2015

“You will never get teachers to understand.” “Too many teachers only see gifted children as smart, high-achievers.” “It’s the word gifted. Change the word and maybe it won’t…

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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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I’m a Mom of a Gifted Child

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reflections on guilt, t-shirts, loneliness, heartache and fitting in Who would have thought that cleaning out my gifted child’s closet—sorting through the keepsakes, the clothes to donate, and…

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Education Week Commentary

Friday, May 15, 2015

One of my articles was featured in Education Week–“Gifted Education Is About the Whole Child“.

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I Have a Gifted Kid and I Will No Longer Be Ashamed

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Yes, I have gifted children—born, not made. And I will no longer be ashamed to say my kids are gifted. I’m a former public school teacher turned homeschooling…

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My Guest Post at JadeAnnRivera.com

Monday, May 4, 2015

Jade Rivera is a brilliant proponent of progressive education. What is progressive education? It is the right  education for each child. Head on over to Jade’s website and see…

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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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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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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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