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What is Giftedness?

What is Giftedness? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Men equate giftedness with achievement. After we tested his son, one Dad said to us, “He's only five. What could he have done in five years to be gifted?” Women, on the other hand, perceive giftedness as developmental advancement. If a Mom sees that her daughter is asking names of objects at 11 months, and memorizing books at 17 months, and asking complex questions before she's two years old, she gets very anxious. “How will she fit in with the other children?” “What will the teacher do with her if she's already reading in Kindergarten?” “Should I hide the books? I don't want them to think I'm another ‘pushy parent’.”


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Males and females tend to define giftedness differently.

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Characteristics of Highly Creative People

Characteristics of Highly Creative People | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Creative people make more use of their mental raw material and practice less intellectual regulation.
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What you see in students, as well as what you should LOOK for in students, is listed and explored. These are the characteristics a creative classroom needs to support (or redirect, in some cases). Teacher preparation programs need to offer courses that explore strategies for encouraging creative students and creativity in the profession while still achieving the goals and objectives of the profession itself.

 

We administrators should be aware of these tendencies as well--in ourselves, in our students, as well as in those we supervise.

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What We Have Learned About Gifted Children

What We Have Learned About Gifted Children | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

The Gifted Development Center has been in operation since June, 1979, and we have assessed over 5,600 children in the last 30 years.  By concentrating totally on the gifted population, we have acquired a considerable amount of knowledge about the development of giftedness.  In 1994-1995, three noted researchers spent post-doctoral internships assisting us in coding our clinical data to enable statistical analysis:  Drs. Frank Falk and Nancy Miller of the University of Akron, and Dr. Karen Rogers of the University of St. Thomas.   Here are some of the highlights of what we have learned so far:

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3. When parents fail to recognize a child’s gifts, teachers may overlook them as well.  Rita Dickinson (1970) found that half of the children she tested with IQs of 132 or above were referred for behavior problems and not seen as gifted by their teachers or parents.  Parent advocacy is critical for gifted children’s emotional and academic growth.  Associate Director, Bobbie Gilman’s (2008a) award-winning book, Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children: A Parent’s Complete Guide, can guide parents in effectively advocating for their children. Challenging Highly Gifted Learners (Gilman, 2008b) is an excellent book for teachers and parents."

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