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Slow Down and Ask the Right Questions: Building Depth and Complexity into Pre-AP and AP Classrooms

Slow Down and Ask the Right Questions: Building Depth and Complexity into Pre-AP and AP Classrooms I will never forget the first time I drove my parents’ car on the freeway as a teenager. The thrill of freedom was mixed with a terrifying sense that I was moving much faster than my experience merited. A [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Slow Down and Ask the Right Questions: Building Depth and Complexity into Pre-AP and AP Classrooms

Hidden in Plain Sight: Identifying and Challenging the Hidden Gifted Underachiever

Hidden in Plain Sight: Identifying and Challenging the Hidden Gifted Underachiever Have you ever gone around the house searching in earnest for your keys, only to realize that they’ve been in your hand throughout the quest? Or maybe you’ve asked someone if they’ve seen your sunglasses, as their eyes dart up to the top of [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Gifted Education|Comments Off on Hidden in Plain Sight: Identifying and Challenging the Hidden Gifted Underachiever

The Case for Creativity: Reversing the Decline of Creativity

The Case for Creativity: Reversing the Decline of Creativity What do a Disney animator, a traffic engineer, and a scientist all have in common with 21st century learners? Give up yet? Well, they all use creativity to solve problems and answer questions! While that may sound like a bad joke, the decline of creativity in [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Creativity|Comments Off on The Case for Creativity: Reversing the Decline of Creativity

Make this the Year of Purposeful Professional Development

Make This the Year of Purposeful Professional Development “Purpose in Life Impedes Impulsivity.” That’s the headline of an article that made the round in gifted social media circles over the holidays. In the article, writer Tom Jacobs summarizes some newly published research, “which finds people possessing a sense of purpose are more likely to make [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Make this the Year of Purposeful Professional Development

2015 Course Review – Another Year of Outstanding Online Training for Gifted and Talented Teachers

2015 Course Review - Another Year of Outstanding Online Training for Gifted and Talented Teachers Happy Holidays from everyone here at TAGT On Demand! As 2015 draws to a close, I would like to spend some time reflecting on what I’ve accomplished this year. Resolutions are great, but they are only effective when I pause [...]

By | December 29th, 2015|Categories: AP English, Creativity, Differentiation, Gifted Education, Social & Emotional|Comments Off on 2015 Course Review – Another Year of Outstanding Online Training for Gifted and Talented Teachers

Online Gifted Training Brought to you by Leading Experts in the G/T Community

Online Gifted Training Brought to you by Leading Experts in the G/T Community We have worked hard to make your job easier! We have assembled a stellar team of G/T experts to bring world class training to your classrooms and teachers. Our program is designed to make training more accessible for educators while making set-up [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education|Comments Off on Online Gifted Training Brought to you by Leading Experts in the G/T Community

G/T Resources: I Get by With a Little Help from My Gifted Friends

G/T Resources: I Get by With a Little Help from My Gifted Friends A Review of Six of Our Favorite G/T Resources Need answers for perplexing behavior from your gifted students? Want some fresh ideas to spice up your upcoming lesson plans? Then look no further! Here’s a breakdown of six of our favorite G/T [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education|Comments Off on G/T Resources: I Get by With a Little Help from My Gifted Friends

Achieving the Balance Right: Secondary Courses of the Gifted

Achieving the Balance Right: Secondary Courses of the Gifted A Four Phase Framework for Secondary Gifted Courses Recently my young son was frustrated with us because he felt that he was ready for a privilege that we, his parents, knew that he was not yet mature enough to handle. He fumed and battled, and finally [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education|Comments Off on Achieving the Balance Right: Secondary Courses of the Gifted

Uncovering Gifted Diverse Learners

Uncovering Gifted Diverse Learners Overcoming the Ability vs. Achievement Gap Poor Charlie Brown. Sometimes pessimistic, and occasionally optimistic despite the odds, Charlie Brown can never quite seem to get ahead in life. That is probably why so many children (and adults), over the years, have related to him so well. Every time Lucy takes the [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education|Comments Off on Uncovering Gifted Diverse Learners

Inside the Classroom, Outside the box

Autonomous Learning: Inside the Classroom, Outside the Box One of These Things is Not Like the Other If there’s one thing that popcorn shirts taught us, it is that one size does not fit all. If it did, there wouldn’t be child or queen-sized popcorn shirts. But I digress. A classroom full of gifted students [...]

By | November 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Inside the Classroom, Outside the box