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Gifted Children

Unstoppable

Marianne Kuzujanakis | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Marianne Kuzujanakis

Biologist Dr. E.O.Wilson spent many countless childhood hours watching ants. His unremitting interest eventually led to his ground-breaking research into sociobiology and biodiversity, becoming renown as the world's leading expert on myrmecology.

How Does an Island Feel? Raising Gifted Children in a World That Turns Its Back

Amanda Mancino | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Amanda Mancino

As the months passed, the rhythm that so many had spoken of never came. Our days were a marvelous performance of song and dance, intense tears followed by laughter, hours and hours of books. His quiet could only be had by listening to my voice stumble over Dostoyevsky or Dickens.

Enough With the 'Is My Child a Genius/Gifted?' Nonsense

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Laura Lifshitz

Remind your child today what being a kid is all about. Finding joy in the everyday adventures and realizing that there is adventure in the every ordinary, below-average day, because to a child nothing is truly ever ordinary.

Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

More Than a Glorified Teacher's Aide

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 02.23.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

We also are doing a far better job at staffing our schools with the special education personnel that can oversee the progress of these students and offer appropriate advice and support for teachers and parents.

The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents that are extremely low in cost.

Great Gift Ideas for Gifted Kids and Adults

Dr. Anna Sher Simon | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Dr. Anna Sher Simon

People who are exceptionally intelligent in one or more areas can be particularly difficult to choose gifts for, either because their interests are so esoteric (e.g., physics) or so focused that you are inclined to expand their horizons (e.g., no more puzzles, no more comics!).

Children Who Shine From Within

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

Maybe you know a Firefly. Maybe you love a Firefly. If you do, please don't wait. Don't wait for someone to hand him an award or a give her a certificate to make their talents and gifts "official."

14 Signs Your Grandchild May Be Gifted

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You think your grandbaby is off-the-charts smart, but how do you know? According to the National Association for Gift...

South Africa's Missing Genius Children

Vashthi Nepaul | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Vashthi Nepaul

Today I want to talk about 'a good education,' one of the priority areas for the United Nations My World Global Survey. But there is a specific segment of education which I believe is being overlooked to our detriment.

Gifted or Hard-Working? Which Is Better for Long-Term Success for Our Children?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Giftedness is no guarantee for success. In fact, the world is full of gifted failures and yet we, as parents, often hope and pray we have gifted children. This is then a parenting misperception used to validate a parent's sense of worth.

Advice to Teachers From an Exhausted Helicopter Mom

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
Lisa Abeyta

Reprinted with permission from Stephan Pastis I have come to hate Mondays. I don't mean dislike, or any other vanilla word that is polite. I mean ha...

My Children Are Not Gifted

Melissa Bollow Tempel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Melissa Bollow Tempel

Sure, they are smart, but all children are smart. They are talented, but all children have talents. Nope, my children are not any more special than any other children in the city of Milwaukee. Only difference is my children are privileged and lucky. They have had opportunities that only privilege can buy.

If I'm Bored, You Must Be Bored

American Teacher | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
American Teacher

In college they teach you how to write a curriculum but they don't teach you how to manage a class of 32 kids. One of my goals that I work on every day is becoming a good listener.

The Sky Is Not the Limit: Girding the Gifted for What Lies Ahead

Paul Deards | Posted 03.05.2014 | Education
Paul Deards

We who educate the gifted see a case to go even further, to take the kind of leap that sees Sputnik, draws a deep breath of inspiration from the sight and puts a man on the moon.

The Myth About Black Intelligence

Vashthi Nepaul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Vashthi Nepaul

In South Africa, the state set black people up for failure and hamstrung black advancement, while using the under-education of black people as evidence for why they required subjugation and guidance instead of the vote. So how well did it work?

Parenting and Teaching the Gifted Child, Part 2

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

One of the most significant steps in educating and guiding the gifted child is an individualized curriculum created for his needs.

Talented and Gifted Learning: Where's the Diversity?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Beginning in early elementary grades, TAG programs separate student peers for the sake of individualized learning initiatives. Though the ideology is sound, the reality is often a monotone, unattractive look at contemporary American public schools.

It's Time to Shed "Innate"

David Shenk | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
David Shenk

Derek's abilities are amazing. Where, precisely, do they come from? I am struck by the profound contradiction between the language on the page, which calls Derek's talent "innate," and details of Adam Ockelford's actual presentation.

Who Is the Gifted Child?

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Gifted children are, by definition, "Children who give evidence of high performance capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership capacity, or specific academic fields, and who require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop such capabilities."

The Crucial Reminder No One Will Give you

Jen Merrill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen Merrill

Our jobs as homeschoolers is not easy. Oh, how I wish it were. But it's not, and we have to take steps to ensure we have the energy -- mental, physical, and emotional -- to do what we do with the kids we're doing it with.

8 Tips For Grandparenting Unequally Gifted Kids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com How to navigate the uncomfortable notion that two grandchildren might be equally loved, but unequally gifted. By J...

How to Foster Your Child's Unique Gifts

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

If there is one thing attending TED 2013 proved, it is this: No matter how young or how old we are, we all have unique gifts and talents.

Why I'm Raising My Daughter to Be a 'Slacker'

Amy Ettinger | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Amy Ettinger

Yes, your kid can learn French or Hindi -- but what's the point? The key to true success in life is finding what you love, and finding the determination not to give up on it.

Finding the Heart by Way of the Mind

Trish Kinney | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

A good teacher can appear in the most unlikely places. This one surprised me more than any other, the child that love created who was revived by a powerful love of his own. It really can be as simple as that, if only we are smart enough to realize it.