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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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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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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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Franklin, Amanda; Henry Collins, Kristina – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
It can be thrilling when parents receive a letter notifying them their child is eligible for the school's gifted program. However the academic and talent development that a child receives at school should also be complemented by social and emotional support at home. There are many books that can help provide the information a parent needs to…
Descriptors: Parents, Gifted, Talent Development, Reading Strategies
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Prado, Renata Muniz; Fleith, Denise de Souza; Vilarinho-Rezende, Daniela – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Brazil faces many challenges in gifted education. Programs for the gifted are offered mainly at the public level. However, the amount of governmental investment has been drastically reduced due to the economic and political crises that the nation currently faces, as well as the belief that the investment in gifted education is a waste compared to…
Descriptors: Parents, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Talent Development
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Collins, Kristina Henry – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Parents, positioned as a child's first teacher, inaugurate the nurturing process of the gifted student's multiple interests, talents, and potential. With careful planning and support systems, parents can promote their gifted child's dual identity, while also fostering academic excellence, talent development, and maximizing potential. This article…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent Identification, Talent Development, Parent Participation
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Funk, Joanne Russillo; Floyd, Chandra; Gilson, Cindy M.; Kapustka, Katherine M.; Yew, Feiye – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Parents may gain insights from scholarly research on giftedness that can assist them in making key decisions affecting the education, future, and well-being of their child. The article looks at studies that focus on parents of gifted children and some of the issues they encounter. The research addresses such issues as: (1) Parents' role in talent…
Descriptors: Parents, Academically Gifted, Decision Making, Planning
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Shade, Rick; Shade, Patti Garrett – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Creativity is best identified in children and adults by looking for behaviors such as flexibility, playfulness, curiosity, originality, intellectual risk-taking, and persistence in thoughts or actions. These creative behaviors occur at certain times and under certain conditions in everyone. But, they can also be either enhanced or severely…
Descriptors: Creativity, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Child Development
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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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Kiewra, Kenneth A. – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
In his work, psychologist Benjamin Bloom concluded that almost all people can learn anything if provided with the right conditions, and that when a child commits to a talent area, parents must commit as well. Author Ken Kiewra studied real-world prodigies in various domains and shares his perspective on the conditions necessary for success and on…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Talent Development, Child Development
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
This brief article offers tips for parents, caregivers, and teachers on how to nurture children's gifted and high-level development together to support and enhance learning. Tips relate to four "r"s: rationale, receptiveness to change, resourcefulness, and reassurance. [Note: An earlier rendition of "R We There Yet?" by Joanne…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Parent Role, Teacher Role, Talent Development
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Boazman, Janette – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
This article focuses on the fact that very often the traditional parent-teacher conference process is missing the most important stake holder, the child. The author asks the reader to clear the traditional image of parent-teacher conferences from their mind and imagine a conference process and setting that has the potential to bring together…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Child Development, Models, Goal Orientation
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Gavin, M. Katherine; Firmender, Janine M.; Casa, Tutita M. – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
What is math talent? Ten different educators will most likely provide 10 different answers. Researchers state that one reason mathematical talent is difficult to describe involves the different ways children manifest math talent. Children can display math talent in three different ways: (a) those who reason abstractly and have an "algebraic…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Talent Identification, Mathematical Aptitude, Children
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Schader, Robin – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Whether or not it is conscious, parents, caregivers, and teachers are looking for indicators that a child is not "fitting in" with peers. In most cases, teachers and parents are looking for problems or learning difficulties that need to be addressed because the earlier a problem is discovered and diagnosed, the more likely an intervention or…
Descriptors: Gifted, Learning Problems, Caregivers, Young Children
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Deitz, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Today's gifted children in middle school truly need advocates to ensure that school remains challenging through the middle grades and that the actions related to learning and talent development are positive experiences. Middle-grade advocates need a reason, a bit of prep, and a plan in order to be super advocates for children. As Chair for the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Stakeholders, Middle School Students, Advocacy
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