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Lloyd-Zannini, Lou – Understanding Our Gifted, 2012
What can parents and educators of gifted children do to help them build the connections that will allow them to thrive? In this article, the author suggests a few practical and simple things that parents and educators of gifted children might want to consider as they live and work with them day by day. He breaks those suggestions out into two…
Descriptors: Gifted, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Children, Parents
Leggett, Nick – Understanding Our Gifted, 2011
After-school activities....Those three little words can strike fear into any parent's heart. Extra-curricular activities are needed for resumes, college applications, to keep young ones occupied; they define many a child's life during pre-college years. Parents often rush to involve their children in as many activities as possible as early as…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Student Development, Academically Gifted, Student Interests
Lyon, Sally – Understanding Our Gifted, 2010
When the term "green" is used to describe a product or way of life, it means "environmentally friendly." Followers of the green movement believe that by reducing their own usage of resources, they can reduce their negative impact on the environment and influence culture to the same ends. The green movement has spread from individuals to companies…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Access to Information
Sisk, Dorothy – Understanding Our Gifted, 2008
On the surface, gifted children may appear to be well adjusted, but they are often highly sensitive, perfectionistic, and intense. They usually have an acute awareness of moral issues, with a unique perception of themselves and others and deeper feelings at an earlier age than their peers. Because of these intense qualities, they may suffer from…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Role, Moral Issues, Anxiety
Isaacson, Karen L. J. – Understanding Our Gifted, 2008
Gifted kids often share a list of common traits, but ultimately, they are individuals. They have their own strengths, their own weaknesses, and their own needs. One trait that many gifted children "do" share is asynchrony. In other words, gifted children may not follow a typical age appropriate time line. They may be markedly advanced, average, or…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Individual Characteristics, Developmental Stages
Berger, Sandra – Understanding Our Gifted, 2008
Because college admission has become much more competitive, parents and students need to know that excellent grades and test scores may not be enough to gain placement, especially in highly selective schools. Keep in mind that there are more than 25,000 class valedictorians every year, most with nearly perfect standardized test scores. Also, the…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Planning, Parent Materials, Standardized Tests
Shaunessy, Elizabeth; Farmer, Jennie – Understanding Our Gifted, 2006
Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is a relatively recent term in education and psychology and has gained more interest since it became a recognized exceptionality in the United States in 1994. It is classified with autism under the term "Pervasive Developmental Disorder" (PDD). The primary criteria for diagnosis include linguistic, social, and behavioral…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Asperger Syndrome, Disability Identification, Special Needs Students
Shaklee, Beverly – Understanding Our Gifted, 2003
One of the most important experiences in a child's life begins when he starts formal school, most often at age 5. Going to kindergarten is thrilling and sometimes scary but always an adventure. At this time, children come together from all walks of life; all types of families; at all levels of development; and with a vast array of skills,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Cognitive Development, Young Children, Elementary School Students
Winebrenner, Susan – Understanding Our Gifted, 2002
This article provides strategies for teaching gifted students who have learning disabilities, including making sure students see the big picture before learning its pieces, teaching students to set realistic, short-term goals, making everything visual, providing hands-on situations, and using musical chants and rhymes. Guidelines for parents are…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Smutny, Joan Franklin – Understanding Our Gifted, 2001
Examples of learning activities are provided to parents of gifted preschoolers in the areas of mathematics, art, and social and moral development. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Child Rearing, Learning Activities, Parents as Teachers
McCallister, Corliss Jean; Meckstroth, Elizabeth – Understanding Our Gifted, 2000
Discussion of the nature/nurture controversy in giftedness concludes that giftedness has a strong hereditary basis that is greatly influenced by educational experiences. The importance of the affective domain is also stressed. Some specific suggestions are offered to help students nurture themselves and to help parents and teachers nurture others.…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Sargeant, Hope – Understanding Our Gifted, 2000
The parent of an extremely intelligent child discusses what it is like to live with a child who exhibits a different web of cognition, perception, intuition, and mental processing; the necessity of educational acceleration for learning to achieve and develop self-esteem; and the importance of challenging material in learning the satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Case Studies, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed.; Knopper, Dorothy, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1994
Each of these issues of "Understanding Our Gifted" is based on the following themes: valuing parents, excellence revisited, networking, talent searches, attention deficit disorders, and mainstreaming the gifted. Feature articles of the six issues include: "'Pushy and Domineering': A Stigma Placed on Parents of Gifted Children" (Lynn C. Cole and…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Attention Deficit Disorders, Child Rearing, Educational Methods
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1991
This document consists of six issues of a newsletter subtitled "Dedicated to Helping Gifted Children Reach their Full Potential." These issues focus on personality types, program administration, creativity, counseling, the arts, and cultural diversity. Feature articles have the following titles and authors: "A World of Difference: Children and…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Art, Child Rearing, Counseling Techniques
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1993
The six issues of this newsletter have the following themes: (1) home schooling, (2) promising practices, (3) parent advocacy, (4) the young gifted child, (5) "being out of sync," and (6) philosophy of giftedness. Major articles include the following: "Homeschooling for Gifted Primary Students" (Patricia Linehan); "Learning to Fly: A Home…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Child Advocacy, Child Rearing
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