Parents

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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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.  

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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20
Sep

How to Start Homeschooling Your Gifted Child

Homeschooling is an alternative form of education that is flexible and there is some cooperative learning, hardly done within the confines of a home. In most cases tutors are hired and children are encouraged to attend community classes for specific domains. Mentoring is a vital part of homeschooling and parents are always on the lookout for mentors whose inputs work

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