Category Archives: education

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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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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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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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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What the Tui Tells Me

A former student is not finding writing easy at present. However, he is an amazing young advocate for gifted education, and for many other good causes, so he wrote the words above, and he was pretty sure they wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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My Mind is Full of Stars

Hamilton MindPlus students were asked to express, in very few words, what gifted children want from teachers, and what they value as learners. What they wrote was the high point of my day, and I hope you’ll love it just … Continue reading

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Announcing the #NZGAW Blog Tour, 2015

A week from today, we’ll be starting the 5th #NZGAW Blog Tour. Can you believe it? And we do so with grateful thanks to everyone who has ever supported this event, as a blogger, a reader, a commenter, or a … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be creative?

It seems entirely appropriate to wind up this year’s enormously successful blog tour with another contribution from a gifted child. Caila is one of Gifted Online’s youngest students, but she is already beginning to articulate her own ideas about creativity. … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger, Hon. Chris Hipkins

Hon. Chris Hipkins, our guest blogger today, writes in his capacity as education spokesperson for the Labour Party. There is a lot of talk these days about under achievement within our education system. The rhetoric goes that we need to … Continue reading

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