Gifted Children: The Importance of Finding Intellectual Peers and Community. All kids need friends, but asynchrony exacerbates the challenge of finding a like-minded peer. Intellectual, … Continue reading
by Carissa Leventis-Cox
Learned Seven Languages, but Mastered None
In my academic life, I have learned Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, German, Italian, and French (in addition to English), but unfortunately I do not keep up with any of my foreign languages. I have forgotten … Continue reading
What used to be our dining table is now covered with pieces of paper, colored pencils, crayons, scissors and glue. Sound familiar? My kids love to draw. They color during breakfast, sketch through … Continue reading
Being gifted can be its own challenge, but many gifted kids face additional hurdles which can mask or hamper their potential. Join these twice-exceptional kids and their families … Continue reading
Video Synopsis of the Art Show
What do you get when you teach gifted kids about the great artists and their techniques?
You get gifted kids who become great artists!
This past autumn, I taught the GHFO class Painting Like the Greats. I had six fabulous students … Continue reading
Fall 2015 is over. My students have presented, evaluations have been sent out, and it’s over. Intro to Planet Earth is over—at least until next year.
This term seemed to fly by! I loved working with these kids. When planning the class, I chose to use my Intro … Continue reading
by Laura McKinney
The Life Cycle of a Public School Student
I am a product of the public school system—and I do mean “product.” But I do not mean this in a necessarily negative way. Our system was designed for the industrial age when students were prepared to be workers in a factory … Continue reading
Are you looking for a way for … Continue reading
What’s it like parenting a gifted child? Sunshine and roses—punctuated with darkness and aphid infestations. All the joy you felt when you realized your child was gifted was quickly … Continue reading
The breadth and depth of giftedness is often overlooked by those who equate it with high scores and academic achievement. But the variety of learning preferences … Continue reading