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
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
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
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
Highly intelligent children from throughout Arizona attend the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy. The school is located at the Arizona State University Campus in Phoenix, and started in 2012. Students from the 7th until the 12th grade are welcome, and the number of attendees has grown each year since the opening. Needs of the brightest kids Gary K.
Visiting the NAGC convention has been a wonderful experience. Four days with many classroom teachers, gifted/talented coordinators, school administrators, researchers, parents and many more. Four days filled with sessions, an exhibition, and all kinds of passionate people. Subjects such as ‘psychosocial skills for gifted children’, ‘twice exceptionals’ and ‘best advice for parents’ were all included. And what a wonderful time