Articles for Professionals

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...

Director’s Corner: The Power in Sensitivity

Director’s Corner: The Power in Sensitivity By Kate Bachtel True power that liberates is born from sensitivity; strength cannot exist independent of vulnerability. Mabel, a kindergarten student, illustrates this beautifully. Mabel has soulful eyes that pierce, framed...

Director's Corner: When early college is not the answer…

When early college is not the answer… by Molly Isaacs-McLeod Part of my work involves helping parents find the most appropriate educational options for their children given parameters of goals, interests, location, budget, and family situation. On occasion I have the...

Director's Corner: The Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children

Director's Corner: The Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children By Stephen Chou “I did it! I can do it! I can do anything!” Success, success, and more success. Though this is not the experience of all children who are gifted, as there is such diversity and...

G-Squared. Supporting Your Gifted LGBT Student

G-Squared. Supporting Your Gifted LGBT Student By Alessa Keener We live in unprecedented times, where many Americans can proudly and safely live as out lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. One measure of progress is in the number of states that have...

Social Media for Parents and Educators

Social Media for Parents and Educators By Carolyn Kottmeyer  Social media poses two questions for parents and teachers today: How do we as adults use social media wisely, and how do we teach our kids to use social media safely?  Ten years ago, Facebook didn’t exist...

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