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Mofield, Emily; Peters, Megan Parker – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
The authors believe it's important to help gifted children recognize the emotions they experience. When gifted children are able to identify their emotions, they can ultimately gain control and regulate them. However, it's not always easy for children to identify or label how they are feeling on their own. They may need guidance to understand…
Descriptors: Children, Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Patterns, Academically Gifted
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Corwith, Susan – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
Providing an optimal match in the pace of instruction and level of content increases student engagement and is essential for all students. And while the idea of optimal match makes sense educationally, it can be challenging to determine what pace and level of instruction is optimal for gifted students. Fortunately, there is an effective,…
Descriptors: Talent, Talent Development, Acceleration (Education), Gifted
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Schroth, Stephen T.; Daniels, Janese; McCormick, Kimberly – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
Parents recognize that most children today are keenly interested in technology and often prefer working in ways that use a variety of media and other forms of communication that are different than the way many children learned even a decade before. Many young learners look for ways to include technology in all aspects of their learning, ranging…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Academically Gifted, STEM Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Carr, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
This article begins with vignettes that demonstrate how talent potential can (and does) manifest differently in different children. While some children display talent in one or more academic fields, other children demonstrate creative, intellectual, or artistic aptitudes. Regardless of their field or domain of talent, all children can benefit from…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Language Skills, Literacy, Individual Characteristics
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Alexander, Lori – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
Perhaps as a toddler, your high-potential child was constantly engaged in her surroundings, absorbing information and making unexpected and exciting connections. When she reached school age, she was likely excited to spend all day, every day learning. Then, reality hit. Teachers spent the entire day teaching other students to stand safely in line,…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Student Needs, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes
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Green, Corinne – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
When considering a school switch, it is imperative that the child be involved in the decision-making process. One study has shown that students who feel forced by their parents to attend a middle school magnet program instead of their assigned middle school showed greater dissatisfaction with school life than those who chose to attend the magnet…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Gifted Education, Parent Student Relationship, Personal Autonomy
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Kiewra, Kenneth A. – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
The one thing that most students have in common is that they are not taught note taking and study strategies in school or home. However, it is essential that parents and educators spend time teaching gifted children how to organize their lessons, how to analyze the material, and how to study. Research demonstrates that learning is enhanced when…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Teacher Role, Study Habits, Notetaking
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Chandler, Jean – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
While it's acknowledged that some children demonstrate giftedness in leadership and social domains, it's still one area often overlooked by educators and parents. Literature on leadership has been geared mostly toward adults, not children. What does exist for student leadership has been typically organized around situations that focus on adapting…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Gifted, Student Leadership, Perspective Taking
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Stith, Krista M. – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
Finding opportunities to incorporate global awareness into gifted youth's day-to-day lives can be a valuable endeavor. Martial arts training, or components of martial arts training, may provide part of the solution to a multi-tiered global awareness problem in American youth. In Fall 2018, the author conducted a survey study with 137 families to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Gifted, Academically Gifted, Student Participation
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Goudelock, Jessa D. Luckey – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
Gifted African American students express characteristics of giftedness in significantly different ways when compared to their White counterparts. However, parents are not often aware how to recognize giftedness in their children, and teachers are unaware of the nuances in identifying and supporting gifted African American students. For parents of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, African American Students, Student Characteristics, Talent Identification