Arts integration assist student learning

Classroom teachers see arts integration assist student learning Local and national arts and education entities are joining forces in the classroom to better reach students whose brains don’t always grasp traditional learning techniques. Advocates contend a variety of arts-related exercises are better suited to teach some students — especially the unique, foreign, special and gifted…

Attentional Issues and the Gifted Child

Minding the Details: Attentional Issues and the Gifted Child There are adults/children who have been identified as gifted who in fact have issues relating to attention. These issues manifest as troubles with sustained focus and spotty attention to task, that precludes productivity. Regardless of their innate and idiosyncratic gifted style they also have attention troubles….

Recent studies of full-grade acceleration

Recent studies look at the potential benefits of full-grade acceleration More than sixty years ago, Lewis Terman said, “It seems that the schools are more opposed to acceleration now than they were thirty years ago. The lockstep seems to have become more and more the fashion, notwithstanding the fact that practically everyone who has investigated…

Tips for Parents

Tips for Parents: Forging Partnerships with Teachers, and Why They Often Don’t Work! Sadly, too often potential partnerships between parents and teachers deteriorate into conflicts. This guide addresses ways parents can take the lead in improving matters, recognizing that teachers – even if not ideally suited to their jobs – are trying their best, dealing…

Underachievement in Exceptionally Gifted

Underachievement in Exceptionally Gifted Adolescents and Young Adults: A Psychiatrist’s View Jerald Grobman writes this report on a group of exceptionally gifted adolescents between the ages of 14 and 25 who were each treated in individual psychotherapy over the course of a number of years. They were referred for symptoms of anxiety, depression, self-destructive behavior,…

Why are so many gifted children also highly sensitive?

It’s a scientific fact that 20% of the population is born with a gene that allows them to “process sensory data much more deeply and thoroughly” than other people do. We also know that a common thread that runs among gifted people is their ability to understand the world more deeply and thoroughly than others,…

Can Grade-Skipping Close the STEM Gender Gap?

Jane Charlton never intended to skip high school. “I was planning on just skipping ninth grade,” says the renowned astrophysicist, who spent her summers taking calculus classes at Carnegie Mellon University. “But when the school year was about to start, the teachers went on strike and my math professor said, ‘Why don’t you just start…

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

In his 2008 blockbuster, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell makes the case that a person’s age relative to his or her cohort is a key predictor of success. That is, the older you are in relation to your peers, the more likely you are to perform at an elite level in sports, to excel in school, and…

First-Ever Poll of Voters About Gifted Learners

First-Ever Poll of Voters About Gifted Learners Finds Strong Bipartisan Support For Increasing Funding and Resources for High-Potential Students. Washington, DC – At a gathering of gifted learning community leaders today in the nation’s capitol, a first-of-its-kind poll was released by the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA), that finds overwhelming bipartisan public support for increased…