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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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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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What Are They REALLY Saying?

Guest blogger Bexology2 joins the blog tour today to analyse the political sound bites which are appearing in the lead up to Gifted Awareness Week: Welcome to the #NZGAW blogtour. As a part of #NZGAW, each political party in New … Continue reading

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Assessing the Gifted

In a few hours’ time, the #gtchat community on Twitter will be discussing gifted assessment. I’ve worked with a number of gifted children, assessed in a number of ways, and here are a few observations and thoughts I’d like to … Continue reading

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Hard-wired for Height

Someone is gifted, or they’re not, we often read. You can’t be gifted one year at school, and not the next. It’s not about achievement, it’s about who you are. Gifted people, you see, have different neurological wiring. They are … Continue reading

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Gifted resources online – where to start?

  As many people new to finding information on giftedness online will be blog tourists this Gifted Awareness Week, I’m going to point out a few great sites that have been extremely helpful to me. Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is the … Continue reading

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Feedback – Staff vs Students

Chris Lehmann blogged on giving teachers feedback today: I wanted to give feedback to teachers in a way that was productive, useful, manageable, and as non-judgemental as possible. This is not the first time I have noticed how careful we … Continue reading

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Frodo, Facilitation and Feedback

The character of Frodo Baggins can teach us many things. He can teach us the value of perseverance. He can teach us the value of a best friend. He can teach us that one facial expression is enough for some … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Vague and Unassessable

Inquiry learning, self-directed learning, individualised learning, learner-driven curriculum and negotiated curriculum are all terms that overlap and mean slightly different things in different educational contexts.  Somewhere in the zone where all of these ways of teaching overlap lies the kind … Continue reading

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