Posts Tagged ‘GT’

My Annual Pity Party

It doesn’t get any easier. Today marks the 10th first day of school that I don’t have butterflies in my stomach. I’m not full of nervous energy; I’m not second guessing my first day plans; I’m not worrying about spilling coffee on my carefully planned outfit; I’m not frantically learning names; I’m not wondering if […]

Status Update

Is it possible we have the wrong perception of what it means to “identify” a child as “gifted”? If we’re using terms like “got in the gifted program” or “did not get in,” we probably need to hit the pause button and think about our purpose for assessment and identification.

Creativity and being weird | Business, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

Creativity and being weird | Business, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com. I appreciate this story for so many reasons. 1.  He points out that just being strange isn’t necessarily creative. Creativity gets a bad reputation from all the bizarro things done in the name of “I’m creative, and you just don’t understand me.” 2. […]

Gifted, talented, misunderstood: 10 Misconceptions

Gifted, talented, misunderstood: 10 Misconceptions. What happens when gifted kids grow up? That question has big implications for both children and adults. What are we doing to prepare our gifted youth for adulthood? How do we perceive gifted adults? I think sometimes we put giftedness in the category of the tooth fairy. It’s fun to […]

Gifted Ed. Is Crucial, But the Label Isn’t – Education Week

Gifted Ed. Is Crucial, But the Label Isn’t – Education Week. Here’s an interesting conversation starter. What do you think?

The World According to Luke

  Meet Luke, my wonderful, precocious, charming, maddening friend. One of our first conversations went something like this: Luke: Ms. Kay! I ate a chicken pot pie tonight. Kay: Was it good? Luke: Yes, but it had a lot of carbohydrates, and those make you fat. Look at my tummy. Is it skinny? Kay: Yes, […]