Posts Tagged ‘gifted education’

Sparky: When ‘Gifted’ Isn’t a Gift – GeekDad

Sparky: When ‘Gifted’ Isn’t a Gift – GeekDad. I really appreciate this post. For some time now, I’ve been preaching the message that we need to stop using the term “gifted” when referring to people with unusually high ability and/or potential. Why? Thinking differently doesn’t make anyone superior to anyone else. Kids are not meant […]

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 […]

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. […]

Reflections on the “Controversy” of Multiple Intelligences

Recently, I’ve heard  raging arguments between those in the Multiple Intelligences (MI) camp and those who don’t think MI is a viable theory. I want to weigh in. And if nobody reads this post, I’ll still have had the cathartic experience of writing it! To my way of thinking, MI is an interesting idea that at […]

Depth or Complexity Alone Isn’t Deep Enough

Depth or Complexity Alone Isn’t Deep Enough. I appreciate Ian Byrd’s comments on depth and complexity. It isn’t enough just to understand and identify the 11 elements. We need some depth and complexity in our thinking about depth and complexity! Kay ShurtleffAlthough my day job is educational consultant for GT/Advanced Academics and ELAR, I also […]

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? Kay ShurtleffAlthough my day job is educational consultant for GT/Advanced Academics and ELAR, I also spend ridiculous amounts of down time drinking tea and reading, blogging, tweeting, and playing with language. Writing is a natural […]

NAGC – Differentiation: Blending in Is Not the Answer

NAGC – Differentiation: Hot Topics. If a woman is extremely tall, there’s nothing she can do to hide the fact that she’s tall. The appropriate response is to put on some heels, tower above her friends, and enjoy it! Trying to blend in and pretend the situation is different doesn’t solve anything. It’s a little […]

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, […]