Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Join me on Facebook

It has been quite awhile since I have added anything to this blog, and I feel an explanation is in order. 

I was working on a social media proposal for the Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia, which was accepted, and I have been asked to become their publicity officer. So, this is good news.. but also means that I will be concentrating my efforts on their behalf, rather than on this blog.

So, please, follow me over to Facebook at  and I will keep you updated with the Gifted and Talented news from South Australia and beyond! 

If you wish to become a member of GTCASA, please have a look at our Facebook page, or you can view their website here for more information:

Hope to see you soon! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jake teaches us Calculus 2. Techniques of Integration

This is Jake Barnett. He's a 12 year old boy who was diagnosed with Autism, but who now communicates effectively, attends University, and is being considered for a research position. Amazing. Full kudos to his Mum who really stuck by him. When everyone told her what he couldn't do, she focused on what he COULD do. Lovely story - I look forward to hearing more about Jake in the years to come.

Oh yes.. and he is working on a new theory of relativity.

The Fibonnacci suite in all it's beauty

Sunday, March 6, 2011

High achiever, Gifted Learner, or Creative Thinker?

This is an interesting article by Bertie Kingore PHD, on how high achievers are often mistaken for gifted students when in fact the characteristics are very different. Of course, there are gifted learners who are high achievers, but high achievers are not necessarily gifted learners. We could almost draw a Venn Diagram..


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Friday, February 25, 2011

New Resources

I've recently come across some great activities for active minds. 
Please check the resources link on the right and have fun exploring! 

The BBC/learning site is a BETA version, but really looks great. The content is UK specific though, so if you want Australian content, try

Enjoy the adventure :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Gifted Education Professional Development Package

Gifted Education Professional Development Package

It's a free modular course, which can be downloaded. Contains all essential information for teachers on what they should know when teaching exceptionally able or gifted and talented students.

- Excellent course, authored by one of the leaders in the field of gifted education, Dr. Miraca Gross.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

As part of Joe Bowers's initiative to saturate various blogs with Ken Robinson's educational messages, I add one of my favourite youtube video's from TedTalks. I hope you enjoy it, and are inspired to create a better educational world for future generations.

Friday, February 11, 2011

11 Science Resources to try in 2011

Richard Byrne at Free Tech for Teachers has 11 wonderful science resources for 2011.

Have a look, have a try.. you won't be disappointed.

Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia

Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia seems to be struggling.
This is not good for the gifted children in SA!