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Reluctant Gifted Learners: Solving the Puzzle

by Emily VR

Parents and teachers of gifted students: if you are reading this post, you are probably looking for help.   Whether you teach in a classroom or at home, you have hoped to inspire your student(s), to foster a love of learning, and to help develop skills needed for future success.  2,755 more words

Parent Perspectives

Gifted, Sensitive, Curious Children In School -- What Can Parents And Teachers Do?

You would think that kids who love literature, enjoy mathematical puzzles and scientific enigmas and who are curious beyond measure, would be high achievers in school and a teacher’s dream. 712 more words

Aim Higher

Many of us setting goals severely underestimate the value of our potential and our ability to aim higher.

By the low expectations we have and the lack of self-belief in ourselves mean we are living a life of constant underachievement. 2,409 more words


How Can You Be Too Much And Not Enough At The Same Time?

How is it possible to be both too much and not enough at the same time?

Here’s how:

Reasons you think that you are too much: 470 more words

More of the same will not shift that long tail of underachievement.

It’s an unfortunate reality that Maori and Pacific people make up the bulk of the tail of underachievement within the New Zealand education system. Not all, but the bulk. 812 more words


Under-Occupation Oration*

The fly in my current employment
Is not-infrequent lack of deployment…
The Sitting Around With Nothing To Do
Like a lonely exhibit in Human zoo… 194 more words


There are a number of possible causes of underachievement in life. Most people gravitate to a self-diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder, however. The possible causes are: 594 more words