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WHERE’S THE PAIN?

Why writing can be so difficult for gifted children. INTRODUCTION The disconcerting and all too familiar mantra: "But you are so smart, you have so much potential. We do not understand why you are ...
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Stupid “opinions” on gifted kids | Grumpy rumblings of the (formerly ...

A lot of people seem to think that they are entitled to spew their opinions on gifted kids, parents of gifted kids, and gifted education without having read *any* of the research or without even ever spending time with gifted ...
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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart? | AACC English | Scoop.it

"Noah Muthler took his first state standardized test in third grade at the Spring Cove Elementary School in Roaring Spring, Pa. It was a miserable experience, said his mother, Kathleen Muthler. He was a good student in a program for gifted children. But, Muthler said, 'he was crying in my arms the night before the test, saying: ‘I’m not ready, Mom. They didn’t teach us everything that will be on the test.’' In fourth grade, he was upset the whole week before the exam. 'He manifests it physically,' his mother said. 'He got headaches and stomachaches. He would ask not to go to school.' In fifth grade, the anxiety lasted a solid month before the test. Never before has the pressure to perform on high-stakes tests been so intense or meant so much for a child’s academic future. As more school districts strive for accountability, standardized tests have proliferated. The pressure to do well on achievement tests for college is filtering its way down to lower grades, so that even third graders feel as if they are on trial. Students get the message that class work isn’t what counts, and that the standardized exam is the truer measure. Sure, you did your homework and wrote a great history report — but this test is going to find out how smart you really are. Critics argue that all this test-taking is churning out sleep-deprived, overworked, miserable children." | via The New York Times


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Gifted Challenges: The gifted child's lament: How to adjust to an ...

Gifted Challenges: The gifted child's lament: How to adjust to an ... | AACC English | Scoop.it
But it's not fair! That's a familiar cry to most parents. What parent has not weathered the complaints, whines, and pleas from children bemoaning the hardships of bedtime, putting the toy back on the store's shelf, or having to sit ...
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Article: Dr. Monita Leavitt (USA) » The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Article: Dr. Monita Leavitt (USA) » The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children | AACC English | Scoop.it

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Ability Grouping of Gifted Children

Ability Grouping of Gifted Children | AACC English | Scoop.it
by Joel McIntosh

In the past, gifted children often were placed into special gifted classes or accelerated learning groups.
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8 Tips For Grandparenting Unequally Gifted Kids - Huffington Post

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8 Tips For Grandparenting Unequally Gifted Kids
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But what if there are actual discrepancies in children's performance -- academic, athletic, social, or otherwise?
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50 Essential Links for the Parents of Gifted Children

Every parent hopes for their child to be smart and to excel in school, but sometimes parents just don't know what to do with a child who is especially exceptional.

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What is Giftedness?

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By Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D.

"When we equate giftedness with achievement in school, or with the potential for noteworthy achievement in adult life, we create an inequitable criterion for children of color, children who are economically disadvantaged, and females. Throughout history, those who attain eminence have been predominantly white, middle or upper class males...

 

"By way of contrast, giftedness is color-blind, is found in equal proportions in males and females... and is distributed across all socio-economic levels... While the percentage of gifted students among the upper classes may be higher, the vast majority of gifted children come from the lower classes... Throughout the world, there are more poor gifted children than rich ones."


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"The vast majority of gifted adults are never identified. Even those who were tested as children and placed in gifted programs often believe that their giftedness disappeared by the time they reached adulthood.

 

"It does not seem to matter how much success a person achieves—hardly anyone is comfortable saying, “I’m gifted.” That is why this book, Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon, is such a major breakthrough." - Linda Silverman in post: The Gift of Being Uncommon

http://highability.org/521/the-gift-of-being-uncommon/

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More educational opportunities needed for gifted children

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The education of Turkey’s gifted children is crucial for the future of the country, but the opportunities for challenging and nurturing these children are insufficient.

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