Monthly Archives: June 2012

What should gifted kids read?

I was asked (again) recently what I recommend for gifted children to read in their leisure time. It can be quite challenging to find material in our bookshops and libraries that suits the pre-teen gifted child with a reading age … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger, Hon. Dr. Peter Sharples

Hon. Dr. Peter Sharples, our guest blogger today, writes in his capacity as Associate Minister of Education. “Tēna koutou katoa.  New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week provides the opportunity to raise awareness of gifted and talented learners; and for all of … Continue reading

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Nearing this Journey’s End

As the #NZGAW Blog Tour of 2012 draws to an end, the blog tourists have spread out along the path, and some have found other interesting places to explore, much like the sheep in the photo above. We won’t all … Continue reading

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Yes, your child is bright, but…

Guest blogger Rebecca Howell, of NAGC UK, comments on a little phrase that so many parents of gifted children have heard: Yes, your child is bright, but… These are familiar words to many parents of young gifted children, often heard … Continue reading

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The schooling of gifted children

Guest blogger Tayne Lewis is a ten year old boy of Māori descent. Like many ten year old boys, he’d like point out that he will soon be turning eleven. However, in other ways, Tayne holds some quite different perspectives … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger, Hon. John Banks

Hon. John Banks, our guest blogger today, writes in his capacity as the leader of the ACT Party. The ACT Party, of which I am proud to be the Leader, has always believed in a diverse education system that offers … Continue reading

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Confessions of a gifted mother

Our guest blogger is a mother of gifted children, sharing her story through a list of confessions. DISCLAIMER: I may be gifted and I am the mother of 2 gifted children, but I do not see myself as gifted at … Continue reading

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Policy Matters

Schools in New Zealand are required to do the following, according to the National Administration Guidelines: (c) on the basis of good quality assessment information, identify students and groups of students: who are not achieving; who are at risk of … Continue reading

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Guiding Student Reflection – The Journey So Far

As I write this post, I have just applied to begin a directed study at university on guiding student reflection. Here, I am documenting my journey so far. In my work at One Day School and at Gifted Online, I … Continue reading

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Motivations of Gifted Children – What Can You Do?

I am delighted to have Rebecca Howell, a very popular guest blogger from last year’s blog tour, writing for us again this year. As the Education Consultant for NAGC UK, Rebecca supports parents of gifted children and teachers through the … Continue reading

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