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One District’s Effort to Identify Under-Represented Gifted Students

This article explains how one school district worked to best identify its under-represented gifted students. Author: Smith, L. & Puttcamp, C. Publications: Parenting for High Potential Publisher: National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Year:…

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Four Simple Steps to Self-Advocacy

This article provides tips on how to effectively advocate for your gifted child’s educational needs. Author: Douglas, D. Publications: Parenting for High Potential Publisher: NAGC Year: December 2004 “I can’t read your mind,” I…

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The Tortoise Hypotheses

This article by George W. Dorry, Ph.D. addresses some of the psychological measures of processing speed and outlines some hypotheses to explain individual cases. Author: Dorry, G. Publisher: 2e Newsletter Year: December 2004 The…

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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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