Stealth Giftedness: Day 5

Welcome to Ten Days of Stealth Giftedness: A Crash Course on Incognito Intelligence This is your guide to effectively hiding your giftedness from the world. Kind of like being the James Bond or Jason Bourne of smart. Or both. Like these boys. Day 5:  Avoid the use of behemothic words.

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Stealth Giftedness: Day 4

Welcome to Ten Days of Stealth Giftedness: A Crash Course on Incognito Intelligence This is your guide to effectively hiding your giftedness from the world. Kind of like being the James Bond or Jason Bourne of smart. Or both. Like these boys. Day 4:  Pretend you are never bored. This

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Stealth Giftedness: Day 3

Welcome to Ten Days of Stealth Giftedness: A Crash Course on Incognito Intelligence This is your guide to effectively hiding your giftedness from the world. Kind of like being the James Bond or Jason Bourne of smart. Or both. Like these boys. Day 3:  Don’t turn in your assignment when

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Stealth Giftedness: Day 2

Welcome to Ten Days of Stealth Giftedness: A Crash Course on Incognito Intelligence This is your guide to effectively hiding your giftedness from the world. Kind of like being the James Bond or Jason Bourne of smart. Or both. Like these boys. Day 2:  Put down your book, slowly and

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Stealth Giftedness: Day 1

Welcome to Ten Days of Stealth Giftedness: A Crash Course on Incognito Intelligence This is your guide to effectively hiding your giftedness from the world. Kind of like being the James Bond or Jason Bourne of smart. Or both. Like these boys. Day 1:  Step away from the glasses. And

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Australia Day Ideas and Activities

 Although it is the depth of winter in North America, it is mid-summer in the Land Down Under, and what better way to brighten your kids’ winter day than a celebration of Australia Day on January 26th? If you live in the Southern Hemisphere (and especially if you’re from Oz),

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Top Ten Ways to Annoy a Gifted Child

Do you see this boy with the peace sign? It’s a ruse. As a teacher or parent of a gifted child, you will have no peace if you do any of the following things guaranteed to annoy a gifted child. Intrigued? Follow our ten-step plan guaranteed to annoy every gifted

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Winter Solstice Activities

Let’s Celebrate the Shortest Day of the Year! The winter solstice brings the shortest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere (shout out to my Aussie family in Sydney where it’s warm and the Winter Solstice won’t be until next June), so let’s celebrate! Here are some ideas for making this a

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Christmas Gifts for Gifted Kids

I won’t inundate you with lists of great things to buy (and don’t think I couldn’t) this holiday season, but I do want to share two things I think have wide appeal, fabulous quality, and belong under trees and menorahs everywhere. I will say right here that the way I

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When Special Ed is Special-er

The question about IEPs and 504 accomodations comes up frequently with regard to gifted learners, so I’m going to address it here. Gifted kids can have other conditions as well, so just because your child’s gifted doesn’t mean him/her has no educational issues that may require intervention. To oversimplify in a

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Rest: It’s the New Busy

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water,  or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.  ~John Lubbock Rest. Its importance cannot be overstated. I’m going to give it a shot. We’re

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Overexcited about Overexcitabilities

It is possible I’m going to offend people today. I’m going to have to be okay with that. Here’s my pet peeve du jour: A small but vocal group (note to self: examine phenomenon of how the most vocal and vitriolic groups are nearly always small) of parents of gifted children

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