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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

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

Gifted Introverts: The Quiet Contradiction

Gifted Introverts: The Quiet Contradiction Inviting the Wallflower to Bloom If I had a nickel for every time a grown-up told young me to smile more, or asked me why I was so quiet, or if I was sad, well, I would have had enough money to wall them all out and be pleasantly alone [...]

By | October 24th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education, Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Gifted Introverts: The Quiet Contradiction

Psychomotor overexcitability: Life as an Exclamation Mark in a World of Periods

Psychomotor overexcitability: Life as an Exclamation Mark in a World of Periods Don’t Say “Use Your Indoor Voice” Motormouth. Chatterbox. Hyper. Loud. Labels like these can lock people into uncomfortable and insecure relationships to the world, particularly when they overlook the real reason a gifted student can’t stop moving and talking: a psychomotor overexcitability. In [...]

By | October 24th, 2015|Categories: Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Psychomotor overexcitability: Life as an Exclamation Mark in a World of Periods

Helping Underrepresented Students Overcome Failure with Self-Regulation

Helping Underrepresented Students Overcome Failure with Self-Regulation One of my favorite “failure stories” is that of Michael Jordan. The boy who never made his high school basketball team went on to become one of the most recognized and accomplished athletes of the sport. He is the first to admit that he had to endure failure [...]

By | October 17th, 2015|Categories: Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Helping Underrepresented Students Overcome Failure with Self-Regulation

Motivating the Gifted Underachiever

Motivating the Gifted Underachiever What to Do When Potential Gets Sidetracked Watching a monarch butterfly unfurl its iconic rust and black wings is a surprisingly profound experience. But, the moment shifts abruptly when it becomes clear that something went wrong early on. The wings are stunted; this stunning creature is not destined to make the [...]

By | October 14th, 2015|Categories: Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Motivating the Gifted Underachiever

Asynchrony in Teaching or Parenting A Gifted Child

Asynchrony in Teaching or Parenting A Gifted Child Social Emotional Dimensions of Giftedness and the Impact of Asynchrony “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” says the great and powerful Wizard of Oz as little Toto pulls back the curtain. But Dorothy doesn’t believe Oz when he confesses he is the wizard. He [...]

By | September 14th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education, Social & Emotional|Comments Off on Asynchrony in Teaching or Parenting A Gifted Child

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

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