Make your Recycling Bin a Creative Learning Lab

May 24th, 2018

We are welcoming guest author, Kristin Van de Water, a mom from NYC who is always looking for ways to engage her child in learning! Today she is sharing about turning your recycling bin into creative learning! Get Creative! Kids make sense of their world through creative play. Provide the right tools, time, and space, and […]

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Debunking the Myths about Gifted Students Part 4

May 10th, 2018

Myth: Gifted Students are Happy, Popular and Well-Adjusted in School. Many gifted students flourish in their community and school environment.  However, some gifted children differ in terms of their emotional and moral intensity, sensitivity to expectations and feelings, perfectionism, and deep concerns about societal problems. Others do not share interests with their classmates, resulting in […]

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Debunking the Myths about Gifted Students Part 3

April 24th, 2018

What do you do when your child is judged unfairly, isn’t being challenged or isn’t trying anymore? Well, if you are like me, you get your act together and figure out how to help your child! Giftedness opens up new challenges for sure. That is why we want to take time in this series to […]

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Debunking the Myths about Gifted Students Part 2

March 22nd, 2018

The target lines are blurred when you don’t know what to believe. So you cannot attain anything, because you do not know where to aim. It’s the same way in giftedness. Rightly defining and knowing what it means and what your child needs will be the make it or break it moment. Your child needs […]

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Debunking the Myths about Gifted Students

March 16th, 2018

We’re beginning a new series today addressing myths about gifted students.  There are so many to consider!  So let’s shift our lens regarding giftedness and gifted students to the appropriate place, so that we may set them up for success. Debunking the Myths about Gifted Students First Myth: Gifted students will do fine on their […]

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2018 Gifted Thinking Success File: Identifying Your Best Learning Styles

March 5th, 2018

We have shared the many factors that contribute to your success file–choices you make, memory building, listening well, staying motivated, goal-setting and effective reading.  Today we conclude with identifying your best learning styles, so you have a reference guide for the year.  Becoming a masterful and gifted-thinking student is within your child’s reach! Identifying your […]

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2018 Gifted Thinking Success File: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Readers

February 26th, 2018

As I was combing through some of my favorite articles, I felt like our Gifted Thinking Success File would come up short, if we failed to mention the importance of reading.  This article from Brazosport College on the seven habits of highly effective readers succinctly covers all the bases.  I think you will be greatly […]

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2018 Gifted Thinking Success File: Memory and Learning Styles

February 21st, 2018

To hone in your mastery of mental growth, it is important to be in tune with your memory and learning styles. Retention is part of working the muscle memory in your brain and is vital to growing strong as a student. Knowing your learning style is a vital piece of the gifted thinker’s success file.  […]

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2018 Gifted Thinking Success File: Motivation and Goal Setting

February 14th, 2018

Masterful and gifted-thinking students stay motivated and set goals. Both of these require intention and planning, so today let’s talk about some great strategies for implementing motivation and goal setting into your child’s repertoire. Visualize Success Motivation You are your own best motivator. Your motivation must come from within yourself. Others may try to encourage […]

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Tips and Tricks to Motivate Your Child to Learn

February 12th, 2018

Welcome guest author, Max Panych, the community and content manager at USA Test Prep, who is sharing from his wealth of wisdom on the important topic of motivating your child to learn. Sometimes the hardest part about parenting is balancing education and life experience. We don’t want our children to miss out on family events or […]

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