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Jul

Friendship, Character, Spirituality, and Integrity: Paths to Overall Wellbeing

As a gifted parent/educator your long term vision for the gifted child is that they thrive across their lifespan, and live a good and integral life. This path to thriving is not always easy and is filled with both high and low points. Often the first question we ask is if talent development enough? This brings us to defining giftedness

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20
Jun

iPhone/iPad apps for gifted children

Your children/students want to play games, but you want them to develop themselves also. What is the best combination between having fun and learning something? A recap from recent research.   1. DragonBox Algebra 5+   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragonbox-algebra-5+/id522069155?mt=8   $4.99   Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s,

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2
Jun

Parent Advocacy for Gifted Children

Keeping the lines of communication open between you as a parent and the teacher is vital. Parent advocacy is then a central theme. But what is advocacy? The dictionary meaning is ‘to plead in favour of’ or to change ‘what is’ into ‘what should be’. As a parent it is your job to be your child’s advocate in a school

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10
Sep

Differentiation for Underserved Gifted and Talented Children in Early Childhood

Differentiation is the classroom is an open opportunity for those children who have not had open opportunities to perform. If you use differentiation as a relative tool to serve undeserved students, first of all it has to be multi-faceted and has to include content and product. This means that you need to have important and meaningful information and concepts that

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22
Aug

Recognizing and Serving Underserved Gifted and Talented Children in Early Childhood

If we want to find smart children, the only way to do that equitably is to measure how smart they are without using words – not with a verbal or quantitative test. These verbal ability test are basically achievement tests that do not gauge the gifted ability of a student accurately. At times the children don’t come from a very

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10
Aug

Gifted Education Provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a 2015 legislation that revises and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), a federal K-12 education law. The law was also referred to as ‘No Child Left Behind’ to eliminate achievement gaps between white students who are more affluent and those who are from disadvantaged backgrounds such as minorities

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26
Feb

Davidson Academy in Reno

Take on Talents’ Femke visited the Davidson Academy in Reno. They serve profoundly gifted students and have created their own curriculum for them. Scooby Meredith, one of the school’s staff members, tells us about what makes the Academy so special.  

24
Feb

Take on Talents co-founder Tijl Koenderink at TEDx

Take on Talents’ co-founder Tijl Koenderink spoke about his life as a gifted person at TEDx in the Netherlands. What can we do to make the world an even better place for gifted kids to grow up in? Check out his talk in the movie. Take on Talents’ co-founder Tijl Koenderink spoke about his life as a gifted person at

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17
Feb

How gifted children succeed

What do children need to know in order to succeed? A tough question if you ask parents and teachers who work with gifted children. Self-advocacy is important, as well as environment. Two experts in the field elaborate on their views. Deb Douglas has been working with gifted kids for several years and her current passion is empowering our gifted kids

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22
Dec

Davidson Academy: personalized learning for the profoundly gifted

A large map of the United States decorates the hall of the University of Nevada. Almost every state has multiple pins, even a few abroad. These pins represent the original cities of the attending students at the “Davidson Academy” in Reno. These students have relocated to Reno to be able to get education for profoundly gifted. Femke, one of the

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