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If we want gifted kids to be creative, motivated, balanced, socially competent, passionate about learning, then as adults, we have to be the essence of that which we seek. I know it’s a tall order, but if you are preaching to gifted students about using their potential and being innovative, and you are doing the bare minimum to get by as an educator, it simply isn’t going to work.

Children watch everything we do; they watch us closer than we think.  They model their...

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A 150,000 year old skeleton of a Neanderthal was not only found inside a cave...it was part of the cave! First found in the Lamalunga Cave in southern Italy in ...

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How to Teach Social Skills to Gifted...

I am sure you have observed or heard other teachers talk about how gifted students lack social skills.  The stereotype is that they are awkward, withdrawn, aloof, and perhaps lack basic communication skills such as manners or eye contact. Well, in my six years of working with gifted children,...

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Everything Has a History--Even Tulips!


Everything Has a History...Even Tulips!
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Gail Skroback Hennessey

With spring, comes the sprouting of tulips. Tulips have a very interesting history.Sharing information about the history of the tulip is a great way to show kids that EVERYTHING has a history.

It is believed the tulip came from Asia and the area of...

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Winston Churchill once said, "Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse." 

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Forget Leaning In, We Need to Dadprove

We’ve all heard the stories. In her book Lean In, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg encouraged women to do everything and anything they can to be the professional successes that they can be, even if it meant sacrificing family. PepsiCo CEO Indra...

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Teach Library Facts: April Has National...

Share Library Facts With Students: National Library Day is April 15th; Library of Congress Day is April 24th

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Mind Mapping Student Way to Creativity

I’ve always made it a point to find practical ways to help my gifted students develop creativity.  It’s not enough to say “Oh, you’re really creative,” or to just settle for believing that your current curriculum is sufficient in developing creativity in the minds of gifted children.

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Be the Kind of Person You Want Your...

 

If we want gifted kids to be creative, motivated, balanced, socially competent, passionate about learning, then as adults, we have to be the essence of that which we seek. I know it’s a tall order, but if you are preaching to gifted students about using their potential and being innovative, and you are doing the bare minimum to get by as an educator, it simply isn’t going to work.

Children watch everything we do; they watch us closer than we think.  They model their...

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