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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 |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00September 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self-Regulation Strategies in the Gifted 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 |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gifted and Thriving: Redefining the “T” in G/T

How to craft learning partnerships that empower gifted students

How to craft gifted classroom dynamics that empower students to take charge of their own learning Holy Learning Partnerships Batman! Ben and Jerry PB and J Batman and Robin Teacher and student Some of the best results come from great partnerships; and learning partnerships between teacher and student are absolutely essential in the gifted classroom, [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to craft learning partnerships that empower gifted students

Beyond book reports: How to spread a contagious love of reading

Beyond book reports: How to spread a contagious love of reading Empower gifted students to engage literature in a new way Classroom Zero: Where the reading infection begins Like any good zombie virus, a contagious love of reading has to have several phases: Infection-- The “aha” moment in which a student first makes a personal [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Beyond book reports: How to spread a contagious love of reading

Twice Exceptional Learners

Twice Exceptional Learners A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard Branson Billion-dollar business tycoon, Sir Richard Branson, is one of the most innovative entrepreneurial thinkers of our time. As a life-long sufferer of dyslexia, he’s also a perfect example of the greatness our twice exceptional (2E) students can achieve.   [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Twice Exceptional Learners

The true face of the multi-exceptional student

The true face of the multi-exceptional student Removing the Masks of Multi-Exceptionalities Pushing, fighting, scrabbling, reaching… I can’t breathe… I can’t escape! That sounds like a scene from the latest thriller to hit movie theaters, but it’s not! That’s what it’s like inside the mind of a multi-exceptional student. I have a special treat in [...]

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Understanding young gifted children with advanced abilities

Understanding young gifted children with advanced abilities That’s Not Fair! If I’ve heard it once, I’ve probably heard it a hundred times; “That’s not fair!” And how do grown-ups overwhelmingly respond? “Life’s not fair.” We tell them that because cries for fairness often seem like the ravings of a petulant child demanding their way. But, [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding young gifted children with advanced abilities

Emphasizing academics alongside social and emotional awareness in the gifted classroom

Emphasizing academics alongside social and emotional awareness in the gifted classroom A False Dichotomy Do you remember The Nutty Professor? Not the 1996 Eddie Murphy version, I mean the original 1963 Jerry Lewis classic. It’s pretty funny to watch a master of comedy at work in his prime, but more importantly I think the movie [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00May 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Emphasizing academics alongside social and emotional awareness in the gifted classroom

Texas Teachers Defeat Professional Development Procrastination

Texas Teachers Defeat Professional Development Procrastination in Four Simple Steps The 6-hour update One of my most vivid school-related memories as a child is from the fourth grade. I wasn’t a huge fan of science. Rather than working on a science fair project over the course of the month we were given to prepare, I [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00May 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Texas Teachers Defeat Professional Development Procrastination

We are Living in a Technological World: Using Technology to Differentiate Gifted Students

We are Living in a Technological World Using Technology to Differentiate Gifted Students In 1985 Madonna boldly sang that we were “living in a material world”. So much has changed in 30 years. Yes, as Americans we still love our stuff, but the one characteristic that defines this generation isn’t materialism it’s technology. If I’m [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:53-07:00May 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on We are Living in a Technological World: Using Technology to Differentiate Gifted Students