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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
While spending quite a bit of time in schools observing student teachers, the author of this article began to think about the way gifted children and their parents view school because the children do not seem to feel safe in their schools. The author observed that many of these children are very bright and are bored or frustrated, yet they do not…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academically Gifted, Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Child Relationship
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Wilson, Hope E.; Gaa, John – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Many parents are in search of ways to best encourage their gifted children in the arts. As arts programs receive less financial and administrative support from the public school systems, parents are seeking additional resources. This article will provide a beginning point for parents to support artistic development for gifted children, based upon…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Art Education, Art Activities
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Tassell, Janet; Maxwell, Margaret; Stobaugh, Rebecca – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Gifted children crave meaning through learning experiences, and they are naturally inquisitive. This article provides a teaching framework that parents can adapt for use with gifted children to help facilitate STEM knowledge and skills. The CReaTE Framework, adapted from an evolving lesson plan framework, can promote learning in a nontraditional,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learning Experience, Gifted, Parent Education
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Mann, Rebecca – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Individuals with spatial strengths have preferences for visual ideation, holistic reasoning, and innovation. With the emphasis on verbal skills, American schools rarely provide opportunities for children to excel in these areas. Standardized assessments used to judge achievement do not value reflective thinking and innovation; therefore, students…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visual Learning, Holistic Approach, Innovation
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Andersen, Lori – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Motivation in mathematics and science appears to be more important to STEM occupational choice than ability. Using the expectancy value model, parents may be able to recognize potential barriers to children's selection of a STEM occupation and take actions to help facilitate talent development. These are especially important for parents of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, STEM Education, Science Careers, Elementary School Students
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Davis, Joy Lawson – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
An effective and meaningful classroom for high-ability students is one in which teaching and learning is focused on meeting students' intellectual, academic, and psychosocial needs using specific strategies to impact their learning today as they prepare for tomorrow. As parents become more engaged with teachers, it also is important for them…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Educational Environment, Student Needs
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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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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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Shive, Lauren – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Although ADHD may be overdiagnosed in gifted children, ADHD and other disabilities can also be overlooked in this population. Young children in particular may be able to compensate for their disabilities to the point where these weaknesses are effectively masked by their giftedness, delaying a diagnosis and intervention. Such twice-exceptional…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Academically Gifted, Disability Identification
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MacFarlane, Bronwyn – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
A recent issue of "Educational Leadership" highlighted the lack of current focus in schools on humanities education (Ferrero, 2011). As the young lives of gifted children become ever busier with extracurricular options, parents are left with the question of how to best complement their child's academic life with his or her social and emotional…
Descriptors: Gifted, Humanities Instruction, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence
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Beasley, Jennifer G. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
The Curriculum Studies Network focuses on promoting and creating high-quality curriculum to meet the needs of academically advanced learners. Staff at Curriculum Studies Network are proud of the collaboration they promote among educators, but in order for high-quality curriculum to continue to be the standard in the field, they realize the…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Curriculum Development, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Giftedness can generate speculation, misconceptions, expectations, pride, innuendo, apprehension, puzzlement--and the list goes on. What does it mean to be a gifted learner? In this installment of the series "ABCs of Being Smart," the author grapples with the term gifted, giving a glimpse into giftedness, along with some general guidelines for…
Descriptors: Gifted, Child Development, Definitions, Individual Characteristics
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Today the author received the umpteenth parental request from a mother wanting help with her child who is reading far above grade level and yet remains in an on-grade-level reading group. The frustration from this and every other parent who has spoken to the author about this subject is palatable. Parents want what is best for their child, but in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Gifted, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
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Willis, Mariam – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Even very young children can show an interest in the humanities. Although they may not be pursuing degrees in the arts or languages, they often pursue answers to profound questions about human existence in casual conversation. Supporting a young child in his or her quest to discover more about these questions may lead to new insights for parents,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Philosophy, Thinking Skills, Young Children
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Harsh, John; Karnes, Frances; Eiers, Patrick – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
In this article, the authors emphasize that good sleep health is essential if gifted children are to gain the greatest benefit from opportunities to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually while maintaining good psychological and physical health. The outstanding abilities that characterize these children and enable high levels of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Well Being, Physical Health, Sleep
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