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Educational Options for Gifted Learners

This article includes some of the educational options for gifted learners that have proven effective for exceptionally bright young people. Some of these options include acceleration, credit by examination, compacting, independent study, ability grouping,…

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8 Reasons You Should Label Kids as Gifted

This article provides a number of justifications for labeling students as gifted. Author: Van Gemert, L. Publisher: Gifted Guru Year: 2016 You should label kids as gifted if the label fits. This is a…

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Reflective Judgment

This article by Felicia A. Dixon presents teachers with a number of ideas on how they can teach their students to reason and discuss, debate, or write about a number of scenarios. Author: Feldman,…

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Tips for Parents: Parenting the Gifted Child

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Edward Amend, who provides a number of ideas on how to foster relationships, improve discipline and increase motivation for your gifted child.…

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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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