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G/T Awareness Week Day 2: Parent Perspectives Apr 02, 2024

Parenting gifted learners is not always easy but it can also be so much fun.  As a mom of gifted learners, I have definitely learned that it's a marathon and not a sprint.  I recently asked parents of gifted learners to share the best advice. They were gracious to share some great ideas...

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G/T Awareness Week Day 1: Myth-Busting Monday Apr 01, 2024

Gifted learners...aren't they the smart kids, the ones that are on the A Honor Roll, the ones that love school, and the ones that shouldn't really need our help?  It's crazy to me that this is still the stigma of gifted learners.  The reality is that gifted learners are not always high...

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Diversifying Student Portfolios May 08, 2023

As students progress through their academic careers, they are often tasked with creating a portfolio to showcase their growth, achievements, and learning experiences. A portfolio is a collection of student work that provides evidence of their learning and growth over time. While portfolios can...

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Mastery vs. Perfectionism: Understanding the Differences Apr 20, 2023

Mastery and perfectionism are two concepts that are often confused, but they are actually quite different. While both involve striving for excellence, they have different approaches, mindsets, and outcomes.

Mastery is focused on the process of learning and improvement, while perfectionism is...

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Overcoming Barriers to Implement Genius Hour in the Classroom Apr 17, 2023

Genius Hour is an educational movement that encourages students to explore their passions and interests through independent, self-directed projects. Despite the many benefits of Genius Hour, not all teachers choose to implement it in their classrooms. In this blog post, we will explore some...

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G/T Awareness Week Day 5: Meaningful Social Connections for Gifted Learners Apr 07, 2023

Gifted learners often struggle to connect with their peers and may feel isolated or disconnected in the classroom. However, collaboration can be a powerful tool for helping them make meaningful social connections. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of collaboration and provide...

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G/T Awareness Week Day 4: Finding Purpose through Prioritizing Goals and Passion Apr 06, 2023

Gifted learners have a unique set of abilities and potential, but with great potential comes great responsibility. It's essential to help gifted learners set goals that challenge them, but not ones that are unrealistic or unachievable. Setting unattainable goals can lead to frustration and even...

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G/T Awareness Week Day 3: Prioritizing Creativity for Gifted Learners Apr 05, 2023

Gifted learners often possess a high level of creativity, imagination, and innovative thinking. However, in today's fast-paced world, creativity can often be pushed aside in favor of more structured learning and academic pursuits. It's essential to encourage gifted learners to prioritize...

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G/T Awareness Week Day 2: Unrealistic Expecations and Gifted Kid Burnout Apr 04, 2023

As educators, we all want the best for our learners. We want them to succeed and reach their full potential. But what happens when your expectations for gifted learners become unrealistic? Unfortunately, this can lead to burnout and other negative outcomes. In today’s post, I’ll share...

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G/T Awareness Week Day 1: Empowering Gifted Learners through Self-Awareness Apr 03, 2023

Self-awareness is such an important skill for all learners, but it is particularly important for gifted learners. Gifted learners often have unique abilities and talents, but they may also have areas where they struggle. By being self-aware, gifted learners can identify their...

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Artificial Intelligence: How AI Will Help Us Lean Into PBL Feb 02, 2023

So, I just got back from TCEA, my state's technology conference and AI was all the rage.  In almost every single session that I attended, they mentioned or shared ChatGPT.  And, let's be honest, this tool has the potential to change everything. But...so did Google. My friend and gifted...

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5 Ways to Get Families Involved with Genius Hour Jan 27, 2023

It’s important to make sure that parents and families understand Genius Hour and why you are making it a priority in your classroom. They should be aware of the projects that learners are working on and how they can be involved. Below are five ways that you can make this a reality and ask...

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