Monday, August 30, 2010

Dazzled & Frazzled Blog

How many parents of gifted children are told that their children have social skills deficits? I suggest, quite a few. But, do they really?

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What Makes a Good Teacher for the Gifted?

What makes a good teacher for the Gifted??

Excellent reading, writted by an 8th grader!

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Giftedness and Academic Underachievement

Giftedness and Academic Underachievement, Mahoney

What lies beneath

By Andrew S. Mahoney, M.S., L.P.C., L.M.F.T.

Abstract: This article presents an example within clinical counseling of a highly gifted 19-year-old male student whose academic capabilities fall in the 99.9th percentile. He entered therapy with a desire to understand his presenting problem of academic decline over the past several years of high school as well as to deal with the impact of his decline, both on his emotional development and his academic future. An analyzed tapescript is presented in which the therapist leads him to recognize and confront his defenses and discover the depth of his emotional distress regarding his current life disposition.

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100 Univ Libraries Anyone Can Access!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wonderful resource -

Ingeniosus is igniting a new movement of strategic communications, online advocacy and collaborative alliances to aid gifted students worldwide. Check it out from this link, or from Twitter.

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From Twitter

RT @DeborahMersino: Transcript from 08.27 #gtchat "#Gifted Peeps: Why Gifted Kids Need Each Other/Groups" TY!

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Gifted kids & social skills

A good article on gifted kids and social skills:

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Resources for visual spatial learner

Visual Spatial Learning page

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

International Aperture Awards

Call for entries!

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to compete on a global stage for over US$80,000 in cash and prizes.

Enter online at

Entries are now open for The International Aperture Awards, one of the world's richest online photography competitions. This is the 3rd year of the competition, which is open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide.

With a total prize pool of over US$80,000, including a first prize in the Open competition of US$20,000 in cash, the competition attracts some of the best international professional and amateur photography.

The judging panel represents the 'best of the best' of international professional photographers. Judges include head judge and Grand Master of Photography Peter Eastway, Bob Coates, Pieter de Ras, Alycia Alvarez, Dennis Orchard, Christian Fletcher, Chris Lalonde and Ray Lowe, among others.

The competition is held over 8 categories in the Open division, and 3 categories in the Amateur division. These include People & Portrait, Sport, Landscape, Science & Nature, Commercial, Advertising & Fashion, Abstract/Illustrative, Photojournalism and Wedding.

As well as cash prizes for top placings, entrants can also be awarded Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Also importantly, entering the competition does not require you to give up your copyright, except in the display of the winning and highest ranked images in publicity directly related to the competition.

Entries close 15th October, 2010.

Enter online at


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