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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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Sedillo, Paul James – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Gifted children are often empathetic, morally sensitive, and feel a responsibility toward others. As they become aware of the injustices in their surrounding communities, they may embark on a quest for justice for individuals who are oppressed, marginalized, or misunderstood. With Gay Pride Month in June bringing increased visibility and awareness…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Schroth, Stephen T. – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Gifted children are often highly sensitive to their surroundings and are able to readily identify potential solutions to challenges that imperil the environment in which they live. Many gifted children are strong advocates of sustainable living, caring deeply about the world around them and its health in the future. For this reason, parents and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
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Hyatt, Charles – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Parents of gifted children are often faced with challenges as to how to process images, labels, and stereotypes of youth with special abilities. Just as books can provide healing for the troubled soul by reflecting on the stories of people experiencing similar challenges, cinema and video can help examine one's strengths and weaknesses while…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mass Media Effects, Films, Television
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Lutostanski, Scott – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Finding an enjoyable, exciting, and engaging activity for gifted students can be a challenging balancing act. While parents want their children to become active and involved, they may face setbacks as they try to find the right fit, with some gifted children grappling with poor fine and gross motor abilities. While a high percentage of gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Athletics, Team Sports, Aquatic Sports
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Koenderink, Tijl; Hovinga, Femke – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
"Falling out" of education is a rampant problem among gifted children and adults in the Netherlands. An educated guess is that one-third of the gifted adults are unhappy with where they are in their lives and careers. This article discusses ways in which parents or teachers can make a difference by seeing the whole gifted child, creating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts
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Peters, Megan Parker; Mofield, Emily – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Beliefs about intelligence can affect how children approach school work and perform. It is why some gifted children tackle challenges with excitement while others feel threatened by challenges and avoid them. The mindset beliefs influence how the child views ego, effort, and errors. Those with a fixed mindset believe that their potential has been…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions
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Fish, Leigh Ann – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The array of choices for early education can be overwhelming. Learning about the more prevalent approaches and their unique philosophies can help parents select a program that works for their precocious children. Some of these approaches include childcare/daycare, early entrance, Head Start, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf. The National…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Choice, Academically Gifted, Educational Methods
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Broome, Lauren – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Academically gifted girls often see unrealized and unfulfilled potential as a result of societal pressures to make the choice between being smart and fitting in. Gifted girls face many social issues in their lives that impact their education and interests from a young age. Gender stereotypes may be perpetuated by teachers, who have been shown to…
Descriptors: Females, Academically Gifted, Social Influences, Social Attitudes
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; MacFarlane, Bronwyn; Baska, Ariel – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The need for language programs in schools is strong among gifted students, who need the depth and complexity provided by a world language program. Gifted students can benefit from exposure to global cultures, a deepened emphasis on conceptual learning, and an appreciation of issues that shape today's world. Second language learning carries high…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academically Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Characteristics
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Palevich, Megan O'Reilly; Honeck, Ellen – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Schools are leveraging technology to enhance learning in the classroom at an exponential rate. According to "Education Week," public schools are spending nearly $3 billion per year on digital content and on average provide one computer for every five students. The typical classroom experience for many students now includes the use of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Harris, Kelly Lynne – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The arts had a definite place in ancient Greek education and played an important part in children's physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth. Education was based on the development of the whole person. Gymnastics, drawing, music, and poetry were used to increase physical strength, moral character, and a sense of the aesthetic. Music,…
Descriptors: History, Art Education, Parent Role, Academically Gifted
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Luckey, Jessa; Grantham, Tarek – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Upstander parents look, listen, and take action on behalf of their children, going the extra mile to ensure their children get the education they need and deserve. For gifted Black students, this attention and advocacy can be essential to help them reach their full potential and overcome the social and psychological barriers confronting them at…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, African American Students, Acceleration (Education), Parent Role
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Fisher, Carol – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
There is more to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education than simply "participating" in the arts. True STEAM means "integrating" the arts into STEM. In recent years, some educators have been reevaluating their STEM curricula and redesigning it to incorporate the arts. Others, such as the Rhode Island…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Academically Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Ritchotte, Jennifer; Zaghlawan, Hasan; Lee, Chin-Wen – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Research shows that when children feel engaged with learning, they are more likely to flourish socially and academically and less likely to exhibit problem behaviors. Researchers have distinguished three different types of engagement: behavioral, emotional, and cognitive. Behavioral engagement focuses on participation in academic, social, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Emotional Response, Cognitive Processes
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