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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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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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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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Chalk, Cheese, and a Connected Community of Learners.

Every Friday evening, my working week ends on a high note. On Fridays, I chat with the GO Storymakers. This is an amazing group of young people, some of whom I have known for a number of years, despite having … Continue reading

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The Other 1:1 Debate

It is an honour to be writing for the SENG Blog Tour. If you are not aware of this organisation, please check out their website, especially their online articles and resources. There is an ongoing debate about whether or not … Continue reading

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6 Important Ways for Parents to Nurture a Gifted Child

Guest blogger Rebecca Howell is the Senior Education Consultant for Potential Plus UK. Today she writes about ways in which parents can nurture gifted children. 6 Important Ways for Parents to Nurture a Gifted Child This is a companion post … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger, Hon. Maggie Barry

Hon. Maggie Barry, our guest blogger today, writes in her capacity as Member of Parliament for the National Party. Gifted and Talented Education Realising and supporting potential is the key to educational greatness. Each and every child should have the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger David Seymour, ACT Candidate

David Seymour is the Epsom Candidate for the ACT Party. Here he shares his thoughts following the Political Panels on Gifted Education last week: After a recent debate on Gifted Education an expert in the field told me that I … Continue reading

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