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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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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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Carpenter, Ashley Y.; Hayden, Stacy M. – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Being a parent in the "gifted world" is challenging, especially when you don't have all the information. Whether your child has already been identified and is in a gifted program or you are looking for the school to better meet your child's needs, it's essential to know the various staff and administrators that can help you and your…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Gifted, Identification, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Haydon, Kathryn P. – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
How can parents more clearly understand what's behind shifts in motivation so that they may preserve their gifted children's joy and kindle a lifelong love of the arts? A shift takes place when intrinsic motivation gives way to extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is desire kindled within. One who is intrinsically motivated is deeply engaged…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Motivation, Incentives, Creativity
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Fisher, Carol – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Schools seem firmly rooted in the emphasis on computational mastery, and seldom seem to have time to develop other areas of mathematical thinking, such as real-world problem solving and the application of mathematical concepts. All too often, children seem to do well in math in the early grades because they easily memorize the facts and the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Development, Mathematical Concepts, Child Development
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Helfer, Jason A. – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Historically, music programs in K-12 schools have emphasized performance opportunities for children and young people. Until the release of the 1994 National Standards in Music, targeted instruction in composition was frequently overlooked due to the emphasis on performance as well as the expectations of what a school music program ought to produce…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Music, Teaching Methods, Music Education
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Shade, Rick; Shade, Patti Garrett – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Creativity has and always will be at the heart of American culture. It is evidenced in our daily lives thanks to the contributions of society's most revered icons. For decades, creativity has languished in the educational system. Creativity is not the norm in schools, and seems to only survive in classrooms or enrichment programs when highly…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creative Teaching
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Hendricks, Paige; Chandler, Kimberley – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
For teachers and parents, it is important to offer children opportunities for sensory exploration and wonder that capitalize on questioning and curiosity. This article discusses three areas to assist parents in addressing the scientific interests of their children, in terms of understanding what should be happening at school and how it can be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Parents as Teachers, Inquiry, Academically Gifted
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
"Developmentally appropriate practice" (DAP) is a term tossed about by practitioners as if everyone understands exactly what it means. DAP seems self-explanatory in that it requires educators to use only those strategies for teaching and discipline that are appropriate for the age of the child. The basic tenet of DAP rests on the assumed knowledge…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Child Development
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
As chair of the Parent and Community Network, the author gets e-mails from parents asking how they should handle their gifted child. Concerns range from super sensitivity to enhancing content areas in which their children excel. Although differentiated instruction is a hot topic in the field of education, many parents find that the teacher with…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Parents
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Postma, Michael; Peters, Daniel; Gilman, Barbara; Kearney, Kathi – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Education has seen its share of trends and movements that either help or hinder the optimal development of the gifted child. In 2001, Congress passed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in a concerted effort to reach children who were not meeting minimal standardized goals of achievement. Response to Intervention (RtI) is yet another approach to ensure…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academically Gifted, Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods