Tag: gifted children

Gifted and talented article roundup November 2015

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here is what I have been reading in the gifted and talented space during the month of November. “Best in the World? How the US is getting gifted education wrong” by Dylan Ferniany. This article compares gifted and talented testing and programs in the United States to those... Read more »

Gifted and talented article roundup October 2015

I think it can be difficult to find a summary of current posts, articles, research, you name it on gifted and talented education in one place. As a result I am hoping to close this gap with this monthly feature that I really hope will gain some traction. So, here is what I have been... Read more »

Is your child gifted? That depends on the school.

My son has attended three schools in the last three years and if there is one thing I have learned, it is that no school does anything the same. A good example is snack. Last year, it had to be fruits and vegetables only, at this school, it has to be fresh fruits and vegetables... Read more »

The overtesting of my 7-year old has started

I knew there was a reason I had to send my second grader into school the first day with 30 sharpened Ticonderoga #2 pencils. It isn’t technically fall yet but standardized testing has already started with a vengeance. Over the first two weeks most days he had to complete a CogAT session. According to Riverside... Read more »

What I learned at my son's math camp

Each day last week, my 7-year old woke up at 7:30 AM, got dressed, ate breakfast and was ready to go by 8:15. I dusted off his backpack, cleaned out his lunch box and filled up the water bottle that hasn’t seen the light of day since the end of May. We were headed off to... Read more »

Good news and bad news, your child is gifted

One day last year toward the end of MBA Son’s year in Kindergarten, he brought this home and said it was what he did during free draw time. Yeah. Feel free to double check but I am pretty sure they are all correct. He started reading at age 3 1/2. I could tell because he... Read more »