Category Archives: Gifted Adults

Director’s Corner: Oxygen
March 26, 2015

Oxygen By Evelyn King Metcalf It’s times like these, after a day in the trenches of teaching gifted eight-year-olds to write a paragraph, in the midst of “be nice,” “listen,” “use your ‘I’ statements” or “you’ve got a FISH in your pencil sharpener??” (this was discovered as water was leaking all over the student’s desk), […]
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A Personal Investment
December 17, 2014

A Personal Investment by Deborah Simon You know those professional driver courses…the ones where you can slalom and drive on two wheels and generally do things that require a helmet and harness? Raise your hand if you wanted to take one. Go ahead, raise the hand, no one’s looking but me, and my arm is […]
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Blog Review 2014 Wrap-Up

Blog Review 2014 Wrap-Up by Carolyn Kottmeyer and Amy Harrington Take some time during this holiday season to look back over the list of blogs we’ve reviewed so far in 2014. Then take some time to suggest other blogs for us to look at! “Paula’s posts are short and sweet, and full of valuable insight […]
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Gifted Comes of Age
November 20, 2014

Director’s Corner: Gifted Comes of Age by Joy Navan A few years ago, I wrote these words as part of our 100 Words of Wisdom about giftedness project: We did not hear the word gifted as a child. We thought we were odd. Even as we age, it is difficult to say aloud, “I am […]
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Homeschool Blog Review

Homeschool Blog Review by Amy Golden Harrington Some of the bloggers whom I both follow and know personally all focus on different aspects of life as a gifted or twice-exceptional person. One of my favorites is a twice-exceptional adult, Bob Yamtich, who discusses his own strengths and challenges in his blog as well as provides […]
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Gifted Blogs for Gifted Adults
October 22, 2014

Director’s Corner: Introducing Blog Reviews – A New SENGVine Column Gifted Blogs for Gifted Adults by Carolyn Kottmeyer I’m asked where I live and jokingly I reply, “in cyberspace.”  Sounds crazy, but it’s more true than not. I receive e-mails asking me, “Since you are local to us, please come speak to our group.” And […]
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Life Lessons for Gifted Students
October 21, 2014

Life Lessons for Gifted Students By James A. Reffel, David M. Monetti, and David T. Wasieleski  (Valdosta State University) Life is challenging for gifted students because their thoughts are often considerably more intense and persistent than their age-mates’ (Hebert, 2011). They generally consider and question things that age mates do not. Due to their heightened […]
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100 Words of Wisdom: Norma Hafenstein
January 22, 2014

100 Words of Wisdom: Norma Hafenstein   In approximately 100 words, experts from around the world offer their perspective on some aspect of giftedness.  Giftedness follows us throughout our lifetime. As parents we work to support the intensities, sensitivities, and unique perspective of our children. To be effective, however, we must acknowledge these characteristics in […]
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Margin of Error: Life, Common Sense and the Gifted
October 1, 2013

Margin of Error: Life, Common Sense and the Gifted by Kathleen Casper As I watched one of my very gifted friends almost back his car into another car at the gas station because he wasn’t paying attention, I thought about all the very bright people I know who do dumb things and how lucky we […]
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Take a Chill Pill: Reducing Stress (for Parents or Teachers of the Gifted)
April 18, 2013

Take a Chill Pill: Reducing Stress (for Parents or Teachers of the Gifted) By Marc Caplan  I struggled for quite some time, after I was assigned the topic of stress reduction, trying to formulate what it was I was going to say to you about stress, and, more importantly, coping with it. Generally, I’m not […]
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