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Gifted or Impostor -- Living With Asynchrony In Your Kids and Yourself

If you’re gifted, does that mean that you’re always smart? And everything comes easily? All of the time?

Naaah.

But, that can be the expectation. Yours. 558 more words

There's No Why "Phase"

The “Why” phase for kids typically happens as language blossoms around age 3. New words are forming. Conversations are starting. It is a magical time… 608 more words

Gifted Education

Homeschooling the asynchonous

What does asynchronous development look like in a gifted child? It can appear in a variety of ways. In our children it can be everything from reading while still in diapers to correcting the grammar of adults while still in the sippy cup age. 1,086 more words

Gifted Education

Asynchronous Beauty

In the educational realm, giftedness is often linked with high achievement. This has always aggravated me because I’ve accumulated a lot of anecdotal evidence to support the notion that, in many cases, intelligence, creativity, and sensitivity have little to do with achievement. 447 more words

Education

"Poke the Box": Inviting Students to Wonder and Initiate

by Ben Koch

In his 2011 book, Poke the Box: What was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?, prolific marketing and business expert Seth Godin implores us to reclaim the curiosity that drives INITIATION. 1,700 more words

Education

 “The flowers and the candles are for protection.”

I myself was protected last weekend by being out of touch with television and the social media at the NAGC convention in Phoenix.  I was lucky enough to see not a single image from Paris until I got home on Sunday night, by which time memorials had sprung up at every site of the violence. 878 more words

Parenting

GRO: Discovering The Depth and Breadth of Intelligence

What happens when a neuroscientist, a psychotherapist, an aerospace manager, an organizational behaviorist, and a public policy specialist get together? They raise money and begin an ambitious research effort to examine the sensory, cognitive, metabolic, physiological, neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and genetic characteristics of individuals with high intelligence. 2,055 more words