Tag Archives: children’s writing

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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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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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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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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Gifted Kids Write to Parliament

96 students from Gifted Kids have collaborated to write an open letter to Parliament. What can this inspire you to write to someone who can make a difference? To All Members of Parliament You don’t know who I am, what … Continue reading

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All I Want is to Learn

Guest blogger Tayne talks about what he wants as a learner, and the frustrations for him and for his mother in accessing that. Tayne is a student of Gifted Online. Since starting a public school, I found no stimulation for … Continue reading

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Giftedness Acrostic Poem

Guest blogger JK is a student of Gifted Online. He has chosen to use an acrostic poem for his blog post. Great Creativity Independent thinkers Full on hard work Talented Extension work required Do well in passion areas   Find … Continue reading

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Programmes Matter!

Students from Gifted Kids explain how important quality learning is to them. The accompanying art was created by students of the Gifted Kids programme, supported by art tutor Amy Evans. I think that the government SHOULD fund One Day School … Continue reading

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