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Teaching Mathematics to Gifted Students in a Mixed-Ability Classroom

This blog post offers advice on instructional and curricular modifications for a gifted child. It also explains the responsibility of schools and teachers in developing giftedness in mathematics. Author: Johnson, D. Publisher: ERIC Clearinghouse…

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Preparing for and holding an effective school meeting

This article is a guide for parents who are meeting with the school to advocate for an appropriate educational program for their child. It covers preparing the meeting, the meeting itself, and the follow-up…

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Small poppies: Highly gifted children in the early years

This article by Miraca Gross is a classic on the development and needs of profoundly gifted children in infancy, toddlerhood and the preschool years. It discusses some of the hallmarks of extreme precocity in…

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Gifted girls

This article by Joan Smutney addresses some of the issues gifted girls face once they are in school. Gifted girls may feel they have to pay a high price for their talent because they…

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Portfolio: An effective way to present your child to the school

This article by Christine Neville is a guide and “How To” for parents on creating a portfolio that will demonstrate specific abilities, developmental needs, and valid, concrete data for teachers and administrators who will…

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Parenting gifted preschoolers

This article by David Farmer discusses strategies for identifying and parenting highly gifted preschoolers. It contains an excellent chart estimating the normal development timetable for developmental milestones in toddler and preschool development. This is…

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Understanding and encouraging the exceptionally gifted

This article by Bruce Kline and Elizabeth Meckstroth defines several pervasive characteristics and needs of exceptionally gifted children. It also identifies some corresponding options to nurture their sense of competence, confidence, and life satisfaction…

Gifted Parenting and Strategies

The joys and challenges in raising a gifted child

This article by Nancy Delano Moore details a mother’s experiences trying to access appropriate educational options for her profoundly gifted daughter. In particular, the author defends the practice of acceleration. She concludes with a…

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