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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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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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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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Ireland, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Australian curriculum falls short for gifted students, and many teachers are not able to confidently improvise solutions. Research has painted a poor picture of education for Australian students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as from provincial and remote regions. In 2017, the Australian government commissioned an Independent Review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Academically Gifted, Rural Areas
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Fugate, C. Matthew – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Unfortunately, there are many students that feel "stupid" in classrooms all around the country. They know they are gifted, but their ADHD and co-occurring conditions can make them feel isolated and alone. This is hard not only for the children, but for the parents who may feel powerless in helping their child know how special he or she…
Descriptors: Creativity, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Education, Parenting Skills
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Pfeiffer, Linda E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Few things strike fear in the hearts of parents like sending their child off to middle school. Parents of gifted learners fear for their child's safety--both emotional and physical--and their academic well-being. Having survived this transition, it occurred to the author that this experience would make an interesting research project and,…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, Middle Schools, School Size, Leadership Effectiveness
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Rimm, Sylvia B. – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
School and life achievement patterns for girls and women differ from those of boys and men. While girls have made dramatic progress in school, they need to be inspired to connect to lifelong achievement. Both research and clinical work at the Ohio-based Family Achievement Clinic find that more boys than girls underachieve in school. There is much…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gifted, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences
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Cohen, Nancy Arey – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
There are some important factors to consider before jumping into the world of online programming. Since online courses are available 24 hours a day, the student must be disciplined. Accreditation is one very important factor to consider before enrolling in an online school. When all is said and done, colleges look for the same 10 student…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Bound Students, College Admission, Admission Criteria