Articles for Individuals

Unrecognized Intellectual Giftedness: A Red Herring Mill

by Richard Brees  Unrecognized Intellectual Giftedness (UIG) is a Red Herring mill that has been stamping-out distractive emotional trauma (red herring) since an unrecognized gifted and thereby creative Mesopotamian invented the wheel. I can only assume that’s why the...

Running to Stand Still

by Julie Skolnick  Running to Stand Still, a song performed by U2 is, and has been, a favorite of mine since college.  I remember the lyrics resonating deeply within me then – so much emotion, desire and frustration. Now, with U2’s 2017 Joshua Tree Tour (and getting...

On Companionship

by Tracy Riley When I was in junior high school, I recall being given a test in the guidance counsellor’s office over the summer holidays. When school began, I was in a special class called Project SAIL (Searching the Atmospehere for Intellectual Learning – I think!)....

Giftedness has always been part of my life.

By Lisa Hancock Giftedness has always been part of my life, but there was a long period during which I didn’t realize it. Looking back as an adult and parent of four gifted kids, I can now see how being gifted affected every stage of my life. My own experience growing...

100 Words of Wisdom: Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn

100 Words of Wisdom: Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn With summer finally upon us, families are preparing for vacations and much needed time away from their typical daily duties. This is also the season when gifted and talented children and young adults have some free time...

Director's Corner: Fire Chasers – Intensities to the extreme

Fire Chasers - Intensities to the extreme By Kathleen Casper, J.D. Dabrowski was onto something with his overexcitabilities (OE's) research. He recognized that different people experience certain stimuli in different ways- often with intensities beyond those of other...

Director's Corner: Social Justice and the Gifted Child

Social Justice and the Gifted Child: Nurturing their need to make a difference in the world By Joy Lawson Davis As a tenth grader in high school, I led a walkout. A year or so earlier, my parents had moved our family to a very small racially segregated rural area...

100 Words of Wisdom: Jim Delisle

Many years ago a gifted young man told me something I've never forgotten: "The only thing worse than being denied opportunities is being forced to take them." So many of our gifted kids are strivers and achievers, but they are still people who need to understand the...

Feature Article: The SENG Professional Advisory Committee

– Perhaps More Important Today Than Ever by Marianne Kuzujanakis It was with wisdom that SENG’s founding members, including Dr. James T. Webb, established a SENG Professional Advisory Committee shortly after incorporation as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2000....

Director's Corner: Oxygen

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...

Gifted Blog Reviews: Blogs for Teachers

Blogs for Teachers By Carolyn Kottmeyer Blogs abound for the gifted parent, but it’s harder to find a blog focused on the teacher of the gifted. This month, we offer a couple blogs dedicated to these hard-working educators, offering excellent information not only for...

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