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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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Meeting the needs of gifted underachievers – individually!

This article by Joan Smutney, lists the common characteristics of gifted underachievers, addresses some of the “most promising” solutions to underachievement as helpful tips for parents, and emphasizes the importance of advocacy. Author: Smutney,…

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Creativity as an elusive factor in giftedness

This article by Joyce VanTassel-Baska , Ed.D., covers the topic of creativity and its relationship to giftedness.  The trait view of creativity, creativity-relevant skills, environmental influences, the development of creativity and much more are…

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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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Tips for Parents: What You Can do to Reverse Underachievement in The Classroom

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Del Siegle and D. Betsy McCoach. It includes a summary of tips and strategies on helping underachieving students to become achievement-oriented individuals. The…

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Best Practices of Schools that Nurture Excellence

The Charter School of Wilmington and the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities are two schools highlighted in Genius Denied (Chapter 6). Both schools are publicly funded. Charter takes advantage of Delaware’s charter school legislation…

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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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