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A study has been following 'gifted' kids for 45 years. Here's what we've learned.

A lot of what we thought we knew was wrong.

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Three Things Top Performing Students Know That Their Peers Miss

Three Things Top Performing Students Know That Their Peers Miss | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Often the students earning the best grades in class aren't smarter, they're just working more efficiently.
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What Is Pathologizing Normal Gifted Behavior and Why Is It a problem?

What Is Pathologizing Normal Gifted Behavior and Why Is It a problem? | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Normal gifted traits and behaviors are often mistaken for a disability, like ADHD. Why does that happen and why is it a problem?
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The Creative Gifts of ADHD

The Creative Gifts of ADHD | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes
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Tips for Teaching the Twice-Exceptional Child, with Beverly Trail, Ed.D.

Author Beverly Trail, Ed.D., in conversation with the publishers of 2e Newsletter, offers tips to educators for teaching twice-exceptional students
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What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks

What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Creating a TED talk can be as educational as watching one. Students and teachers are taking up this activity to grow new skills and learn more about themselves.
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No such thing as balance in gifted parenting - Laughing at Chaos

No such thing as balance in gifted parenting - Laughing at Chaos | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Twice-exceptionality can sometimes present as an average kid; the highs and lows mask each other. No such luck with this; the highs and lows of gifted parenting don't average out, they just give me whiplash.
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State Report | Excellence Gap | Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

State Report | Excellence Gap | Jack Kent Cooke Foundation | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
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Your Mental Health is More Important Than Your Grades

Your Mental Health is More Important Than Your Grades | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Ideas about "traditional" and "non-traditional" students have flipped, with increasing numbers of students being working professionals who want to earn new and advanced degrees.
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Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds | Science | The Guardian

Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds | Science | The Guardian | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Twenty-year research project shows that most critical aspect of cortex development in late teens was stimulation aged four
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Room 814. Makers. Movers. Shakers.: Inside the mind of gifted middle school students

Room 814. Makers. Movers. Shakers.: Inside the mind of gifted middle school students | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
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Giftedness: The Word That Dare Not Speak Its Name? | Mermaids and Mermen

Giftedness: The Word That Dare Not Speak Its Name? | Mermaids and Mermen | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
  Many people, including educators and academics, state that we should not use the term 'gifted'. To be honest, there are better words that I believe
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What Parents Can Do To Avoid Passing Anxiety On To Their Kids | MindShift | KQED News

What Parents Can Do To Avoid Passing Anxiety On To Their Kids | MindShift | KQED News | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Parents with anxiety disorders can unintentionally teach their children anxious responses to life. But parents can learn how to teach children coping strategies
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Ruf Estimates™ of Levels of Gifted Assessment | TalentIgniter

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50 New Zealand books every kid should read by age 12 - Booknotes Unbound

50 New Zealand books every kid should read by age 12 - Booknotes Unbound | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Last week when Stuff published 50 books every kid should read by age 12, we started talking about NZ books we loved as kids, and NZ books that the kids in our lives love.
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Seven awesome sites for free online education

Seven awesome sites for free online education | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
It’s time to invest in yourself!
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Why creative people are different from everyone else

Why creative people are different from everyone else | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Here is how they stand out from the crowd.
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Managing Life with a Challenging Child: What to do when your gifted but difficult child is driving you crazy « SENG

Managing Life with a Challenging Child: What to do when your gifted but difficult child is driving you crazy « SENG | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
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PAT: Mathematics | New Zealand Council for Educational Research

PAT: Mathematics | New Zealand Council for Educational Research | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
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The Bright Side of Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children

The Bright Side of Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Gifted children often experience overexcitabilities, also called intensities. These areas of heightened stimulation have benefits, discussed here.
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Studies Link Social Anxiety To Empathetic Ability, High IQs, & Sentinel Intelligence

Studies Link Social Anxiety To Empathetic Ability, High IQs, & Sentinel Intelligence | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
By Steven Bancarz| A few years ago, a series of studies came out in an attempt to sort of 'debunk' people who practice spirituality.  The study found that people who have a spiritual understanding of life tend to be more susceptible to mental health problems, addictions, and anxiety d
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Who Are The 'Gifted And Talented' And What Do They Need? : NPR Ed : NPR

Who Are The 'Gifted And Talented' And What Do They Need? : NPR Ed : NPR | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
The controversies over gifted education start with identifying who qualifies for that title.
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Prof Harlene Hayne - Celebrating Academic Success | Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 27 September 2015 | Radio New Zealand

Prof Harlene Hayne - Celebrating Academic Success | Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 27 September 2015 | Radio New Zealand | gifted and talented | Scoop.it
Does the tall poppy syndrome really exist? Professor Harlene Hayne, Vice Chancellor of Otago University, believes it does and says it's time we started celebrating our academic successes in the same way we celebrate our sporting ones.
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