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Gifted Identification

Why is gifted identification important? Gifted identification not only provides a basis for school services but also helps a child understand his or her self. It can explain behaviors that are not universal to all children. 541 more words


Guest Post: Teach the Way They Learn

By Susan Winebrenner, author of Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom

“If they are not learning the way we are teaching them, we must teach them the way they learn!” 586 more words

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What's an education worth?

With public schools sticking to a grade based curriculum, many parents of gifted children are forced to educate their children twice. Once to meet the demands of compulsory education and again (on their own dime) to meet the academic needs of their children. 78 more words

Separate and not Equal

Gifted children do not learn in the same manner as other children. In a standard school setting, that could mean disastrous for the sensitive young mind. 47 more words

Bright and Black? Good Luck

It’s hard enough finding quality education for a gifted youth, but what do you do if they are gifted and black?

Of course, if minority students are systematically denied the benefits of such programs—a more sophisticated curriculum, motivated peers and, in some cases, specially trained teachers—gifted education serves to increase the gap between them and kids who are already proficient and enjoy access to resources.

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Essential Skills for a Modern World

Again I’ve been disappointed while on the internet. I should know better than to expect scientific accuracy and critical thinking skills in the world of social media, where opinions are valued over truth, and truth is often “Because I said so” or “Because someone on the internet said so.” It’s circular reasoning reinforced by ego and emotion. 779 more words


Review: Models for Writers (Short Essays for Composition)

Perhaps the best part of teaching writing to other people’s children is the curriculum I accumulate along the way. Over the past two years, I’ve purchased more writing books than I could have ever justified buying for my two boys alone. 1,307 more words

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