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Types of Acceleration

This excerpt from A Nation Empowered lists 20 different types of acceleration. Publication: Excerpt from A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students Publisher: University of Iowa College of Education Belin-Blank Center…

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Secrets to Becoming a Scholarship Junkie

This Tips for Parents article authored by Sam Lim is from a seminar they hosted for Young Scholar families. They provide advice on obtaining scholarships and college funding. Scholarships are not just Free Money;…

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Critical and Creative Thinking: The Joy of Learning!

Step-by-step critical and creative thinking strategies are discussed in this article. Author: Hickerson, B. Publication: Tempo Magazine Publisher: Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) Year: 2013 “Children do not develop their thinking…

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Tips for Parents: Executive Functioning at Home and School

This blog post is from a seminar hosted by Aimee Yermish. Gifted students kids often develop asynchronously; some aspects of development seem to lag behind others. Yermish discusses the frustrations of these struggles. Author:…

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Testing Your Gifted Child: A Springboard for Effective Advocacy

This article describes how testing can be an ally when advocating for a gifted student. Author: Gilman, B. Organization: Duke University Talent Identification Program Year: 2008 For the rare gifted student whose educational needs…

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Homeschooling Curriculum for the Gifted Child

This article provides an overview of appropriate materials for homeschooling, as well as the most important factors to consider when choosing curriculum. Author: Boone, S. Publisher: Digest of Gifted Research (Duke TIP) Year: 2006…

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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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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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