Category Archives: advocacy

Supporting students who choose to #ClimateStrike – Part 2

Role Models I am a teacher in a New Zealand school which encourages students to learn authentically through “passion projects”.  Joining the international wave of students who go on climate strike each Friday is the kind of activity which would … Continue reading

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Supporting students who choose to #ClimateStrike – Part 1

Safety First I recently posted what was probably my most widely viewed tweet ever. I was contemplating the impact of Greta Thunberg, a youth climate activist from Sweden. In considering how I will support any student of mine who chooses to … Continue reading

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The silencing of the other

Guest blogger Bexology2 confronts haunting issues about giftedness and difference. I’m in the middle of my PhD. It’s not about giftedness or even anything to do with education, but rather it centres on urban poverty and food insecurity. I’m reading … Continue reading

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Welcome to the #NZGAW Blog Tour 2014

Hello and welcome to the #NZGAW Blog Tour in this election year. If you are reading this post, right at the beginning of the blog tour, you are very likely to be a committed supporter of gifted education. You may … Continue reading

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How to Join the #NZGAW Blog Tour 2014

It’s almost time! Each June, New Zealand celebrates Gifted Awareness Week, a time when we celebrate the creativity and talents of New Zealanders, and when we advocate for better educational provision for gifted children. We also have a blog tour … Continue reading

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It’s All About Awareness

Gifted Awareness Week starts tomorrow, and awareness is exactly what it is all about. There are shared messages we want to send, and there are personal messages we want to send. Here are some of the things I want to … Continue reading

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