Articles for Individuals

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...

100 Words of Wisdom: Paula Prober

100 Words of Wisdom: Paula Prober What if people are like ecosystems. Some are like meadows, some like deserts, and some like oceans. All are beautiful, valuable and necessary. Gifted folks are like the rainforest: extremely complex, highly sensitive, intense,...

A Personal Investment

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...

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...

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