Articles for Professionals

Learning Differences: Pursuing Positive Supports

By Julie Skolnick I met with a distraught client the other day. Her son, who attends an independent school priding itself on specializing in differential learners, had a very bad week. The school's disciplinary point system - an ad hoc way for teachers to let students...

Inclusive Communities Say “No”

By Kate Bachtel Many among us have fantasized about a world where there is only one rule: “Be Kind.” We imagine a utopic society where everyone is held in a global embrace. Connection to others is immeasurably important, especially for outliers whose developmental...

Indian view on creativity and sensitivity

By Abha Bhagwat A child that did not score well in school is not considered intelligent. The education system in India has created a modern caste system by dividing children in different groups; such as those who go to English medium schools or Vernacular medium...

Feature Article: Sorry…Differentiation Still Doesn't Work

Sorry…Differentiation Still Doesn't Work by Jim Delisle OK…I admit it: over the years, some of my writing about gifted kids and how to educate them has raised a ruckus or two. When I argued that gifted kids needed to be educated with others who are at least as capable...

100 Words of Wisdom: Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn

100 Words of Wisdom: Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn Mental health professionals (psychologists, counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists) work in both public and private settings. These professional's graduate education includes an abundance of knowledge relating to...

Talking Circles: You Aren't Going to Get There Paddling That Old Boat

You Aren't Going to Get There Paddling that Old Boat: Why we cannot and will not adequately meet diversity goals in gifted education with the same old system By Kathleen Casper There are some problems that we need to address and it is critical that we find new...

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...

The Twice Exceptional: A Population Explosion?

The Twice Exceptional: A Population Explosion? by Michael Postma As I sat enjoying the Carolina sun sitting near our community pool last summer, I could not help but overhear a conversation between a mother and her husband regarding the educational dilemma facing...

100 Words of Wisdom: Kari DeMarco

100 Words of Wisdom: Kari DeMarco “He’s underperforming.” “Not listening.” “He has potential; just needs to try.” I’ve heard it all. Taken it with humility. My son has dealt with it and survived the disdain. We knew he was gifted, knew he had ADHD. But many teachers...

100 Words of Wisdom: Dan Peters, PhD

100 Words of Wisdom: Dan Peters, PhD We often spend so much time advocating for our gifted children, students, and clients -- explaining how they are different from the norm -- that it is easy to forget the commonalities they share with other children, as well as the...

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