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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...

100 Words of Wisdom: Dina Brulles

100 Words of Wisdom: Dina Brulles “As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.”– Paul Shane Spear The impact you have on a child’s life is a tremendous responsibility and opportunity. Knowing how your gifted student thinks,...

The Tortoise and the Hare, Take Two

The Tortoise and the Hare, Take Two By Kathleen Casper Do you remember the fable about the tortoise and the hare? The one where they race and the hare is so fast that he lies down to take a nap since he is so far ahead, but then the tortoise passes him by while he...

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