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Moving Past Perfectionism and Procrastination: Helping Students Overcome these Traits like Superheroes

Moving Past Perfectionism and Procrastination: Helping Students Overcome these Traits like Superheroes Lori Comalie-Caplan Gives Parents and Teachers a Clear Path to Defeating These Twin Villains “With great power comes great responsibility.” Teen superhero, Peter Parker, learns this very important truth in his double life as Spiderman. Flying above the city, fighting evil, and using [...]

By | September 13th, 2015|Categories: Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Moving Past Perfectionism and Procrastination: Helping Students Overcome these Traits like Superheroes

Self-Regulation Strategies in the Gifted Classroom

Self-Regulation Strategies in the Gifted Classroom Opening the doors to a journey of autonomous learning “Little by little, one travels far” ― J.R.R. Tolkien Have you ever found yourself lost in a new city? I once got lost in Washington D.C., pregnant, with an injured foot, and no idea where my nearest metro station was. [...]

By | September 7th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education|Comments Off on Self-Regulation Strategies in the Gifted Classroom

Gifted, ADHD, Either, Neither, or Both?

Gifted, ADHD, Either, Neither, or Both? Navigating the misdiagnoses between gifted and ADHD and forging a new path towards clarity. As Juliet famously said of her lover Romeo: “What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So what is in a name? Does it [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education, Identification & Assessment|Comments Off on Gifted, ADHD, Either, Neither, or Both?

Screening, Identification and Assessment: Identifying Gifted Students for Success

Screening, Identification and Assessment: Identifying gifted students for success Athletic programs can do it, so why can’t we? Marjorie Gestring: At just 13 years old, Gestring is youngest person to ever win an Olympic gold medal. Wayne Gretzky: One of the greatest hockey players of all time, Gretzky began skating at the age of three [...]

By | August 12th, 2015|Categories: Identification & Assessment|Comments Off on Screening, Identification and Assessment: Identifying Gifted Students for Success

Building Differentiated Math Projects

Complex Math and the Krispy Kreme Doughnut: Building Differentiated Math Projects Ian Byrd Shares Tools for Creating Math Projects that will Intrigue and Motivate Students If you’re like me, this post had you hooked with three little words: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts I try my best to stick to a healthy diet, but every now and [...]

By | August 11th, 2015|Categories: Math Differentiation|Comments Off on Building Differentiated Math Projects

Advanced Learners Will Advance With Differentiation

Inquiry, Connection, Autonomy: Advanced Learners Will Advance With Differentiation What Differentiated Instruction (DI) really means, and why Advanced Placement (AP) classes aren’t using it. *Disclaimer: The following paragraph contains poor grammar and the misuse of language. Sensitive readers may become flustered. Supposably it was him and I’s plan to meet for an expresso. But for [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Differentiation|Comments Off on Advanced Learners Will Advance With Differentiation

Understanding the Four Most Common Mental Health Issues in Students

The Not-So-Fab Four: Understanding the Four Most Common Mental Health Issues in Students What do you picture when someone mentions a student with ADHD? Maybe a child running wild about the classroom? Perhaps you imagine a visibly frustrated student, constrained to a chair and desk, unable to focus on an assignment? But how would you [...]

By | July 27th, 2015|Categories: Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Understanding the Four Most Common Mental Health Issues in Students

Understanding the Neurology and Overexcitabilities in Gifted Students

Understanding the Neurology and Overexcitabilities in Gifted Students When different wiring requires different strategies I recall with cheeks aflame one particular visit to a restaurant during which my gifted child unleashed a cataclysmic tantrum . What set him off? I have no memory of what flipped the switch. But my memory is forever stung by [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|Categories: Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Understanding the Neurology and Overexcitabilities in Gifted Students

Demystifying Differentiation in the Classroom

Demystifying Differentiation in the Classroom Mission (Im)possible: How to engage a diverse classroom without leaving any students behind Good day, teacher. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Today you will  begin facilitating a unit on weather to a gifted, insecure left-brain thinker, a gifted and disengaged right-brain thinker, an average student, and a [...]

By | July 13th, 2015|Categories: Differentiation|Comments Off on Demystifying Differentiation in the Classroom

Gifted and Thriving: Redefining the “T” in G/T

Gifted and Thriving: Redefining the “T” in G/T The importance of equipping gifted students to thrive in every area of life Reading glasses are a badge of honor in the aging process. They’re evidence that your eyes have been so well used that they now require a little help. The problem with reading glasses is [...]

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education|Comments Off on Gifted and Thriving: Redefining the “T” in G/T