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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Barnes, Bryan – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael F. Shaughnessy is currently Professor of Educational Studies at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. Bryan Barnes is a graduate student in Speech Language Pathology at Eastern New Mexico University and is pursuing a Master's degree in that field. In this article, Shaughnessy, and Barnes, offer up a reflective conversation…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Social Responsibility
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael Shaughnessy, shares a conversation with Helen Dudeney, a private consultant who has been actively involved in working with gifted children since 1988. She was originally, trained and worked as an accountant and was very involved with working with children through volunteering for many years as a leader in the Scout Association. She started…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Consultants
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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Gifted Education International, 2019
This qualitative, practitioner study explored how gifted students, who were not necessarily sophisticated readers, first participated in literature circles. The students were enrolled in a US Title I, magnet Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)/International Baccalaureate World Academy (IB) school. Students routinely…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Reading Skills, Magnet Schools, Literacy Education
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Wallace, Belle; Humphries, Walter; Evans, Kathryn – Gifted Education International, 2019
Walter Humphries and Kathryn Evans outline the aims of the new Welsh curriculum and demonstrate how neatly the Thinking Actively in a Social Context (TASC) problem-solving approach dovetails with the aims of the new 2015 curriculum for Welsh schools.
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
This conversation with Joe Renzulli begins by exploring the length of time Renzulli has been involved with gifted education; when his first paper was published; the general tone of gifted education in the U.S. when Renzulli began his career; and the origin of Renzulli's "three-ring conxeptualization." Additionally, Renzulli is asked to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational History, Teaching Methods, Intelligence Tests
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Kane, Michele – Gifted Education International, 2018
In this article, the practice of mindfulness is examined as a useful tool to address the internal and external stressors that occur daily for gifted students and their teachers. A culture of calm can be created when these simple, effective, and inexpensive evidence-based strategies are implemented within the classroom. Beyond enhancing empathy and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Empathy, Stress Variables
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Haberlin, Steven; O'Grady, Patty – Gifted Education International, 2018
In this pilot study, 24 gifted, elementary students in second to fifth grade enrolled in a large, diverse, urban public school were introduced to 10 mindfulness-based techniques that the students practiced in school. The students practiced the techniques for 10 weeks once per week for 30 minutes in the school's media center under the guidance of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Shamas, Victor; Maker, June – Gifted Education International, 2018
Based on a unique approach to creativity presented in a revolutionary new book, "Deep Creativity," the authors introduce important, often-ignored processes and aspects of processes that are important to both learning and creativity. They focus on the qualities of "thoughtfulness," which is complete receptivity to all possible…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Creativity, Play, Learning Processes
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Doss, Kristy Kowalske; Bloom, Lisa – Gifted Education International, 2018
Instructors of a middle school gifted language arts class implemented a 30-day unit of study on mindfulness in order to help students learn techniques to alleviate stress, perfectionistic tendencies, and anxiety. Practicing mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, provides individuals with tools to understand the mind and body and encourages…
Descriptors: Gifted, Middle School Students, Metacognition, Language Arts
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Sansom, Shyanne; Barnes, Bryan; Carrizales, Jason; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2018
This article offers a conversation with Dr. Jane Piirto, author, and professor at Ashland University, where she teaches in the Department of Inclusive Services & Exceptional Learners and the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies. Here she discusses what she is currently working on, how the five dimensions of overexcitability relate to ADHD,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Poetry, Staff Development
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Bates-Krakoff, Justine; McGrath, Robert E.; Graves, Karen; Ochs, Lynn – Gifted Education International, 2017
Prior literature on the use of character strengths suggests that both deficiencies and excesses in the use of strengths can be problematic. While most school-based training in character strengths tends to focus on the former issue, an example is provided of a school-based program offered by the Mayerson Academy in partnership with the VIA…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Values Education, Personality Development
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Chen, Wei-Ren – Gifted Education International, 2017
This qualitative case study explored the operational curricula of an art teacher's responsive pedagogy that focused on the differentiation aspects for artistically talented students in an elementary school in Taiwan. Findings indicate that cultivating a "Jian Zi" is the heart of the value system embedded in the art teacher's responsive…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Art Teachers, Art Education, Talent Development
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Cavilla, Derek – Gifted Education International, 2017
Underachievement among gifted students is a paradox that frustrates educators because of the significant disparity between students' potential and their performance. Complicating the issue is the highly individualized nature of the underperformance, which must take into consideration factors of student culture, socio-economic status, motivation,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Underachievement, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Sisk, Dorothy A. – Gifted Education International, 2016
This article will share the intellectual journey E. Paul Torrance and I traveled in 2001, in which we explored psychology, science and ancient wisdom and traditions, including Native American and indigenous traditions, to establish a foundation for spiritual intelligence. This section will be followed by ways to develop and nurture spiritual…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Intuition, Visualization, Problem Solving
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Seney, Robert W. – Gifted Education International, 2016
This paper begins a discussion of the importance of moments of inspiration, or as they are commonly called "mountain top experiences", in the development of the Self, as defined by Annemarie Roeper. In considering the spiritual nature of gifted children, a long overdue discussion, the concept of Self or self-awareness is often reflected…
Descriptors: Gifted, Metacognition, Self Concept, Spiritual Development
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