Tag Archives: questioning current practice

This is the Internet, and it’s Out to Get You!

I work with kids in a number of schools around New Zealand, and as part of my work, I send them links. If they can’t open the links, it’s usually because of a school internet filter rejecting the link on … Continue reading

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Bullying and Mathematics

Like anyone else a little bit different in any way, the gifted child is at risk of bullying, and at risk of becoming a bully. The more different the child, the greater the risk. If kids show hugely asynchronous development, … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Perspective: The Education System and the Gifted Child in NZ

Guest blogger Janine offers her perspective on what is, what is not, and what could be provided for gifted children in New Zealand schools. The GATE One Day School offers a contrasting experience. From my perspective as a parent I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Gifted Awareness Week!

The fourth Gifted Awareness Week officially begins today. Kathy Williams, Director of The Gifted Education Centre, sends a message of welcome and encouragement: Welcome to Gifted Awareness Week! In 2008, the idea of a ‘national event’ was born within the … Continue reading

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Parenting the Gifted – the Challenge of Perfectionism

Guest Blogger, Janine Logan, sets the scene for a mini-series on perfectionism, by describing the impact it has on her gifted son.  I remember being told by a teacher how lucky I am to have such a clever, gifted and … Continue reading

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Gifted and Sidelined!

James Ihaka of the New Zealand Herald has reported on a new scheme to prevent walkover wins from junior rugby players. Is this really the way to respond to sporting talents? Are there more constructive approaches we could use? Guest … Continue reading

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Thinking 1:1? Think Twice

As a follower of various e-learning enthusiasts online, I see several posts each day saying “We need 1:1 laptops”, “We’ve got 1:1 iPads”, “Everything your spam ever promised you and more, when you get 1:1 technology in your classroom”, and … Continue reading

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