Monthly Archives: January 2016

Advocacy Workshops for Parents of Gifted

By the time they reach three or four, the ability of some children to reason, calculate and create is more advanced and out of sync with their age group.  As those children prepare to enter the public school system, the disparities between them and their chronological peers … Continue reading

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Mystery and Mastery Models of Giftedness

The literature about giftedness is extensive and it’s hard to keep up with emerging theories. Being Smart About Gifted Education presents some ideas that are well worth looking into. In the revised, second version of this book, authors Drs. Donna … Continue reading

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Successful Advocacy Gains Equality for First Nations Children

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that the Canadian government has been discriminating against children on First Nations reserves by failing to provide them with the same level of welfare services as other children. Here’s one news report. Today,  … Continue reading

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Feeding a Whale with Grass

Elizabeth Meckstroth is credited for this widely appreciated quote: If we were TV sets, some of us would only get five channels. Others are wired for cable (the general population) and some of us (the gifted) are hooked up to … Continue reading

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Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page

We have finally got around to adding a link to Hoagies’ on our Websites page.  Founded in 1997 as just a single page of information, it presently stands at 400 pages and growing. Carolyn K., the founder of the site describes Hoagies’ … Continue reading

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Grouping Gifted Students Together

There is ongoing debate about whether gifted students benefit from being grouped together.  Today we added an annotated reading to this website, titled Six Guidelines for Grouping Gifted and Talented Learners.  The first guideline states, unequivocally: Students who are academically or … Continue reading

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BC’s New Curriculum #4: Funding for special needs under new curriculum

The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has listed a number of concerns over the new curriculum. One of them relates to the funding for special needs students, and the BCTF website states: Support for special education [in the New Curriculum] remains a … Continue reading

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BC’s New Curriculum #3

Key elements of the new curriculum are the Core Competencies: Communication Thinking Creative Thinking Critical Thinking Personal and Social Positive Personal and Cultural Identity Personal Awareness and Responsibility Social Responsibility Profiles are provided to illustrate the competencies, and they show that … Continue reading

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BC New Curriculum #2: Anything new for Gifted?

Developing an entirely new curriculum for the entire province of British Columbia is quite an undertaking, and the government is to be applauded for such an enormous initiative. There are many, many documents which explain the redesign process and provide information for … Continue reading

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BC’s New Curriculum #1

This is the first post in a series of blogs about BC’s new curriculum.  Because of the significance of this development, posts will be frequent and will cover topics that show how the new curriculum with affect the learning of the gifted, talented, … Continue reading

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