Posts tagged with "gifted"

One size does not fit all.
Resources · 10-05-2017
Differentiation enhances learning for all students. It is a student-focused way of thinking about teaching and learning, and it is designed to address learning and affective needs that all students have

Gifted children  may insist in doing things their own way.
Resources · 01-24-2014
Gifted children are highly imaginative. They may not be inclined to follow the organization of others and may insist in doing things their own way. Here's a suggested tip from gifted education teacher Susan Winebrenner: "Whenever possible, let your child solve her own problems. Help her brainstorm solutions, but don't insist that she choose the one you think is best. You'll avoid power struggles and build self-reliance and responsibility in your child."

Resources · 09-11-2013
A new school year brings many changes. There are new routines and expectations and new hopes for a successful year. For parents of gifted and talented (GT) children, one important consideration is how the new curriculum will meet the needs of their children. While school-wide open house nights are not the time to ask questions about individual children, many GT specialists hold separate open houses and are also willing to meet individually with parents to discuss curriculum. In her article,...

Ten Ways to Communicate Better With Your Child
Resources · 08-23-2013
I've found that one of the best ways to communicate with children is to listen (actually this applies to adults too). Some gifted children can be sensitive to barriers to effective communication such as sarcasm, interruptions, and condescension. Gifted or not, child or adult, everyone can benefit from the following ten principals of good communication. They are paraphrased from the countless communication tips found in the book, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children by James Webb, Janet Gore,...

Resources · 08-13-2013
A few years ago, I asked a group of gifted and talented fifth grade students to respond to the following question, “What could teachers do to make school more interesting?” They were passionate about answering the question. Sometimes in the conversation about educational policy, we overlook the student perspective. I've provided a sampling of their responses and clarified educational terms within parentheses. Don’t limit our imaginations. Don’t waste as much of our time. I don’t like...

Resources · 07-31-2013
If you are the parent of a gifted child, these links will help you support his/her abilities. There are many resources available. I will provide more in the upcoming weeks. National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) “NAGC invests all of its resources to train teachers, encourage parents and educate administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children and what's at stake if high-potential learners are not challenged and encouraged.” SENG stands for Supporting...

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