Monthly Archives: June 2015

The wildest winds

My guest blogger, Imogen, is a student of Gifted Online. She has contributed a poem which exudes the confidence and resilience we want for all of the children we teach. Thank you, Imogen! The wildest winds The wildest winds Twist … Continue reading

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Gifted Education in Early Childhood in New Zealand – A Literature Review

Joanna McGibbon St George has contributed her recent review of the literature on gifted education in early childhood to the blog tour. Thank you, Jo. Introduction Is gifted education in the New Zealand early childhood sector one aspect that is … Continue reading

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Belonging and Gifted Children

This post is by guest blogger Rebecca Howell for the UK, whose past posts for the #NZGAW bog tour have been among our most widely read. Thank you for supporting our blog tour again, Rebecca. The desire for humans to … Continue reading

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The Restraints of Being Gifted

Our guest blogger this evening is a student called Lily, who has also written for Gifted Awareness Week on previous occasions. Thanks, Lily! Often gifted children have little opportunity to learn and expand knowledge. Teachers assume that we’re okay, because … Continue reading

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Don’t Freak Out!

Tonight we have some more great slogans from MindPlus Rotorua. Thanks kids! About gifted kids: Normal kids, extraordinary minds, extended needs. Not mad scientists, the intelligent types. Creative, critical, caring, we are thinkers! Creative thinking is what we do. What … Continue reading

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Six Word Slogans

Some young gifted children from MindPlus are our guest bloggers tonight, wielding words well for their age. Thanks, kids! Advice for Teachers Gifted kids need more advanced tasks. Let gifted kids’ minds roam freely.   What gifted kids value, want … Continue reading

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To the true heroes and heroines of Gifted Awareness Week

Guest blogger Rosemary Cathcart is well known to the gifted education community in New Zealand. Rosemary was the founder of the One Day School, and is the director of REACH Education. I’d like to dedicate my post for Gifted Awareness … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger, Hon. Chris Hipkins

I am excited to have another political blog in the 2015 #NZGAW Blog Tour so soon. This one comes from Chris Hipkins, who is Member of Parliament for Rimutaka and holder of the Education Portfolio for Labour. Thank you, Chris. … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger, Hon. Tracey Martin

Our first political blog in the 2015 #NZGAW Blog Tour comes from Tracey Martin, whose many hats include Member of Parliament and holder of the Education Portfolio for New Zealand First. Thank you, Tracey. Gifted and Talented is part of … Continue reading

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Creativity and Recreativity

Creativity is a buzzword, both in business and in education. This kind of alignment of school and workplace values doesn’t happen as often as a novice might expect, so it is definitely a situation which educators should make the most … Continue reading

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