Monthly Archives: June 2011

Welcome to Gifted Awareness Week!

The fourth Gifted Awareness Week officially begins today. Kathy Williams, Director of The Gifted Education Centre, sends a message of welcome and encouragement: Welcome to Gifted Awareness Week! In 2008, the idea of a ‘national event’ was born within the … Continue reading

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What do Twice Exceptional Children Need?

A beautiful child writes and writes with glistening eyes, every word a tragedy of mis-spelling, but every word spell-bindingly well chosen. Is her success as a budding author assured, or will the school of hard knocks teach her that she … Continue reading

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Parenting the Gifted – the Challenge of Perfectionism

Guest Blogger, Janine Logan, sets the scene for a mini-series on perfectionism, by describing the impact it has on her gifted son.  I remember being told by a teacher how lucky I am to have such a clever, gifted and … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger – Hon. Rodney Hide

Members of the gifted advocacy community have approached the major political parties, asking their education spokespeople to blog about their perspectives on giftedness.  As with other bloggers, we offer them guest spots if maintaining a blog is not part of … Continue reading

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#NZGAW – The Other Online Dimension

As an online teacher of many gifted kids who live far from other services for the gifted, I was keen for New Zealand’s Gifted Awareness Week to have the broadest possible geographic reach as well. Building on the encouragement of blogging … Continue reading

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In Search of the Right Soil

In this poignant post, guest blogger Rochelle Campbell sheds some light on the challenging journey that it can be for parents of babies and young children as they unravel a puzzling mixture of gifts and sensitivities, often with little information … Continue reading

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Top ten things I wish all teachers knew about giftedness

Today our guest blogger brings us a parent’s perspective, and one which I hope will be widely read. Mona Chicks shares ten things she wishes every teacher understood about gifted kids. Thank you Mona! Mona’s brand new blog is at http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.com/.  … Continue reading

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Gifted and Sidelined!

James Ihaka of the New Zealand Herald has reported on a new scheme to prevent walkover wins from junior rugby players. Is this really the way to respond to sporting talents? Are there more constructive approaches we could use? Guest … Continue reading

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Gifted resources online – where to start?

  As many people new to finding information on giftedness online will be blog tourists this Gifted Awareness Week, I’m going to point out a few great sites that have been extremely helpful to me. Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is the … Continue reading

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Are Rural Needs Different in Gifted Education?

Rural New Zealand schools include some of the nicest schools you can find anywhere. Teachers often teach children for two or more years, therefore getting to know them more closely than city teachers do, and caring deeply about them. They … Continue reading

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