10 Signs Your Child is a Gifted and Talented Student. Parents generally think all of their children are pretty special, but some kids really are uniquely gifted when it comes to learning and grasping schoolwork.
What will schools look like in 25 years? Educator and parent Will Richardson sees profound changes beginning to bubble up in classrooms around the world. In the past, knowledge was bounded — both in books and in classrooms. But today, the internet provides nearly endless learning opportunities for anyone who is interested. Which means that education should no longer focus on dates and facts, all just a Google search away, but instead on critical thinking.
There is no denying that students who take an IQ test for kids and are found to be gifted have educational needs that are different from their peers who have not received this designation. For this reason, their educators must ...
Experts weigh in on Exceptional Curriculum for the 21rst Century. Or, as I viewed this seminar: Meet the rock stars of gifted education: Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Joseph Renzulli. This entry reflects some of VanTassel-Baska ...
Parents and educators often worry about how gifted students spend their time in the classroom. Rightly so, given that gifted students can often find standard curricula easy or boring. And adolescents in the U.S. typically have six to eight hours of free time each day. This is not a trivial amount of time and should not be ignored by parents of the gifted. A recent study by Duke TIP looked at exactly this
"It is the language of reflection that deepens our knowledge of who we are in relation to others in a community of learners" (Carole Miller and Juliana Saxton, University of Victoria).
What are the pedagogical and physiological foundations of reflection for learning? Why is reflection important for learning? What does the literature say about how reflection supports learning?
Self-knowledge becomes an outcome of learning. The primary motive of a learning portfolio:
“to improve student learning by providing a structure for students to reflect systematically over time on the learning process and to develop the aptitudes, skills and habits that come from critical reflection” (John Zubizaretta).
“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience” (John Dewey).
The Learning Cycle, developed by David Kolb, is based on the belief that deep learning (learning for real comprehension) comes from a sequence of experience, reflection, abstraction, and active testing.