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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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Why are we STILL asking questions? The real challenge for teachers!

There are few of us working in gifted education in New Zealand who cannot attribute some part of what we have learnt about teaching the gifted to Rosemary Cathcart. Rosemary founded the George Parkyn Centre (now The Gifted Education Centre), … Continue reading

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#NZGAW – The Other Online Dimension

As an online teacher of many gifted kids who live far from other services for the gifted, I was keen for New Zealand’s Gifted Awareness Week to have the broadest possible geographic reach as well. Building on the encouragement of blogging … 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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Shar-E-Fest and the Sage on the Screen

Shar-E-Fest is an E-Learning and M-Learning conference which I am currently attending. It has been quite a change for me to be with E-Learning people. While I provide distance education, I work within an organisation focused on the special educational … 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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Ingredients for Success

Analyses of what make people successful will always vary depending on culture and the definition of success. However, I think it is important to discuss them with gifted students. Some of these students will develop innovative and wonderful ideas that … Continue reading

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Emotions in the Classroom

I was impressed to discover the Full-On Learning blog today, delightfully subtitled “Learning Geeks Welcome”. I like to aspire to be a learning geek, so that felt special. There are a number of posts about learning and emotion. I was … Continue reading

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