Monthly Archives: June 2011

GO Graphics – an Online Holiday Programme

I work for Gifted Online, and I’m delighted to let you know that we are having an online holiday programme! During the second week of the New Zealand school holidays (25-29 July) your children can hone their computer graphics skills … Continue reading

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#NZGAW Blog Tour – The Lessons Learnt

Hosting a blog tour has been a lot of work, and a lot of fun. I’m really grateful to everyone who has been involved – as writers, readers, commenters, and linkers (tweeters, retweeters, e-mailers, facebookers and people who linked to … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Today is the end of Gifted Awareness Week, and there is a new post on the WAGC blog. Tomorrow (when it’s still today in America) we’ll link in the last of the international blogs. There may be a few follow-up … Continue reading

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Music – a Safe Haven

When I was a kid, late night shopping on Friday night was the big social event of the week for many teens. Weekend shopping hadn’t been invented, after all. However, there were a group of us who passed by the … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Perspective: The Education System and the Gifted Child in NZ

Guest blogger Janine offers her perspective on what is, what is not, and what could be provided for gifted children in New Zealand schools. The GATE One Day School offers a contrasting experience. From my perspective as a parent I … Continue reading

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Gifted – a parent’s perspective.

Paul, a father of two gifted children, shares his experiences: My son, Tyler, was born in 1997. He was our first child, so we didn’t know what to expect – the manual seemed to stop at the point of birth! … Continue reading

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When Paths Merge – Homeschooled students joining the mainstream

My good friend Marg Frauenstein is a teacher who decided to homeschool her two delightful gifted children – until life got in the way. Many people considering homeschooling worry that once they have begun, there may be no way out. … Continue reading

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Why are we STILL asking questions? The real challenge for teachers!

There are few of us working in gifted education in New Zealand who cannot attribute some part of what we have learnt about teaching the gifted to Rosemary Cathcart. Rosemary founded the George Parkyn Centre (now The Gifted Education Centre), … Continue reading

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Gifted and Very Active Young Children

I’m delighted to introduce guest blogger Rebecca Howell, Education Consultant at the National Association for Gifted Children in the UK. As the Education Consultant for the NAGC, Rebecca supports parents of gifted children and teachers through the information and advice … Continue reading

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Celebrating Collaboration

Most of the Gifted Awareness Week events are not showcased in the blog tour, but I’d like to give one a special mention, because I applaud the collaborative spirit behind it. Well done, Explorers of Auckland, for getting a great assortment … Continue reading

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