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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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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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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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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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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Standardized Testing–Should it define our children?

Monday, January 12, 2015

In order to apply for this program, we need a copy of her birth certificate, a copy of her social security card, a copy of her vaccination record…

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#1 Gifted Students Do Not Always Excel in School

Thursday, June 12, 2014
From "A Gifted Child Checklist for Teachers"

 from the post: A Gifted Child Checklist for Teachers In my blog post A Gifted Child Checklist for Teachers , I listed ten basic characteristics and traits of gifted children…

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When Gifted Students Don’t Measure Up

Thursday, June 5, 2014

It’s Really All About the Grades, Isn’t It? As parents, when we send our children off to school, we want them to receive a great education to prepare…

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My Child is Gifted: Do You Think I’m Bragging Now?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

My son is gifted. She’s gifted. All three of my children are gifted. You just can’t say this to anyone, you know! These are loaded declarations that you…

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8 Things the World Must Understand About Gifted Children

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gifted children are often misunderstood by society… Wait. You know what? I’m gonna write this truthfully. This is going to be written from the heart. I am going…

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