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Helping Gifted Students Cope with Perfectionism

Written by Michael Pyryt, this article provides advice on how to help your gifted child handle perfectionism. Author: Pyryt, M. Publications: Parenting for High Potential Publisher: National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Year: June…

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12 Reasons Why Acceleration isn’t Accepted in America

Published in Volume 1, chapter 2, of A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students, these are the common reasons why acceleration is not accepted in America. Author: Colangelo, N., Assouline, S.…

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What the Research Says About Gifted Learners

This article briefly describes the developmental theories of Piaget and Bloom. Understanding how learning occurs can help teachers be aware of how gifted learners may differ from their age peers. Most hierarchical theories of…

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Tiered Lessons: One Way to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction

This article is about differentiation. Due to the broad range of academic needs among students, teachers find themselves in a dilemma. The Burris Laboratory School outlines how teachers can reach all the students in…

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Families and Schools: Partnership and Collaboration

This article takes a look at the interpersonal, emotional, and intellectual benefits that can result from a close connection between the home and the school. Author: Stocking, V. Publisher: Duke University Talent Identification Program…

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Extreme Precocity: Prodigies, Savants, and Children of Extraordinarily High IQ

In this article, types of extremely precocious children are described, compared, and contrasted, and a taxonomy of extreme precocity is presented. Author: Feldman, D.H. & Morelock, M.J. Publication: Handbook of Gifted Education, Chapter 35,…

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Strategies for Teaching Twice-exceptional Students

This article provides a number of strategies for teachers who work with learning-disabled students, teachers who work with gifted potential, and guidelines for parents. Author: Winebrenner, S. Publications: 2e Newsletter (originally appeared in Understanding…

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Planning Effective Curriculum Experiences for Gifted Learners

Planning Effective Curriculum Experiences for Gifted Learners This article by Joyce Van Tassel-Baska discusses tips for planning quality curriculum for gifted students. She suggests four roles that should be performed, She also proposes seven…

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