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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…

Gifted Parenting and Strategies

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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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.…

Gifted Parenting and Strategies

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…

Gifted Education and Support

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…

Gifted Education and Support

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…

Gifted Research

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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