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What is Giftedness?

The Definition & Meaning of Being Gifted Children who are gifted are defined as those who demonstrate an advanced ability or potential in one or more specific areas when compared…

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Navigating Homeschool with Your Gifted Child

Navigating Homeschooling with Your Gifted Child Many Young Scholars have been starting school over the last few weeks. Since the Family Consultant Team, a free service offered through the Young Scholars program, serves families…

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Tips for Organizing Your Homeschool Space

Tips for Organizing Your Homeschool Space If you’re working from home and/or homeschooling now, you’re probably realizing that some of your home space is working for you and some really isn’t, for reasons such…

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A Short Guide for Building an Independent Study Course

A Short Guide for Building an Independent Study Course (with an example included!) One way to use the Long List of Educational Resources is to review it with your Young Scholar or gifted child…

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Tips for Students: Learning to Invent – How Math Invented a New Way to Control Pandemics

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. This talk introduced a surprisingly simple new method to control pandemics, using Game…

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Burnout in Gifted Children

Burnout in Gifted Children The term “burnout” has become increasingly commonplace in our daily lives – whether it is in reference to job burnout, care-taker burnout, and more recently, Covid-19 burnout. So, what is…

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Radical Acceleration

This article is from a Young Scholar seminar hosted by Professor Miraca Gross, who delivers some informational tips on radical acceleration. Author: Gross, M. Organization: Davidson Institute for Talent Development Year: 2002 Radical acceleration…

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Academic Acceleration for Students in 8th Grade and Younger

This article is from a Young Scholar seminar hosted by Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik. She answers a number of questions that often arise in regards to acceleration options for students in 8th grade and younger. Author:…

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Mentoring for Gifted Middle and High Schoolers

Have you ever considered a mentorship for your profoundly gifted middle or high school student? It’s during this period that many students begin to out-pace available resources in their classrooms, desire more independence, and…

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