Category Archives: gifted

The Gifted Qualification Outside the Gifted Classroom

Many teachers consider studying gifted education, but have niggling doubts, asking themselves, “Shouldn’t I take a paper which will benefit the whole class?” After ten years in gifted education, I am now focussing on my other specialty which is distance … Continue reading


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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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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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Becoming a Learning Detective

Some of the gifted children I have taught seem to be ‘knowledge detectives’. Not only do they detect new knowledge, but these children seem to do so with a kind of stealth which an undercover cop would be proud of. … Continue reading

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