Friday, September 24, 2010

Resources Link

I've just added some 'Resources' in the side bar. I know I am always looking for materials, educational games and ideas... hopefully these links will help someone else as much as they help me.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

5 Tips for Empowering Girls in the Classroom

There are so many confusing messages in the media about what it means to be a woman in this world. How do we teach our girls to be critical thinkers and strong, confident women?

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Parenting a Gifted Child

An article from Suite 101. Also many resources for those seeking information.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Your Gifted Child: A Weekend Information Course for Parents

4-5 September, 2010 - SYDNEY
Do you suspect, or have you been told, that your child is gifted?
Are you feeling unsure about how to be an effective parent to your gifted child?

Leading experts in Gifted Education will be giving these courses at UNSW Kensington Campus on the 4th & 5th of September.

All bookings to be made on-line via the GERRIC Website – 

International Art Competition

If you are 10–17 years old you can participate in this art competition by reviewing the competition guidelines, learning what we currently know about human space exploration, using this knowledge to artistically express yourself, and submitting your art and other entry materials. Your submission must be received in Houston by midnight (Central Time) October 13, 2010 to be judged. International Youth Art Competition: Humans in Space [READ MORE]

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gifted and Vague

This is a really great article for those of us who struggle with this absent-mindedness on a daily basis. Word to the wise: it's not going to change anytime soon, so we'd best get used to it!

Article by Leslie K Sword
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Emotional difficulties in Gifted Children

A discussion of the social and emotional characteristics that may be displayed in gifted children. Article from 'A Learning Place'

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Volunteering has hidden benefits for gifted children

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development notes in their guidebook, Giving Back: A Guidebook for Volunteering and Community Service, that "a common trait among many gifted young people is an extraordinarily high capacity for empathy and a strong desire for justice at an early age." It can be overwhelming for a child to see so much wrong in the world -- human and animal suffering, pollution, apathy -- and to feel powerless to effect change.


To help with the search for suitable volunteering opportunities in South Australia, I have compiled a list:

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Friday, September 3, 2010

A Guide to Online Educational Resources

How to Learn Something for Nothing

"Thousands of pieces of free educational material — videos and podcasts of lectures, syllabuses, entire textbooks — have been posted in the name of the open courseware movement. But how to make sense of it all? Businesses, social entrepreneurs and "edupunks," envisioning a tuition-free world untethered by classrooms, have created Web sites to help navigate the mind-boggling volume of content. Some sites tweak traditional pedagogy; others aggregate, Hulu-style."

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Attn Adelaide Young Artists

Ever wanted the chance to design the Rundle Lantern?

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500 Years of Science Subway Map

500 Years of Science Subway Map: Don't forget your transfer at Stephen Hawking!
(thanks to ThinkGeek for this one)

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1st Global Conference Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds

1st Global Conference Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds

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GTCASA - Saturday Club

have you heard about the Gifted and Talented Children's Association of SA's Saturday program for kids? This link will take you to the Term 3 sessions.

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GTCASA is moving!!

After spending the last two years at St. Ignatius Senior Campus, the Gifted and Talented Children's Association of SA will be relocating to

Glenunga International High School situated at
99 L'Estrange Street GLENUNGA SA 5064
Further detail will be available to GTCASA members soon and a map showing the location is available here.

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Profiles of the Gifted and Talented

Betts, G., Neihart M.
Gifted Child Quarterly
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

This article by George Betts and Maureen Neihart offers a succinct chart that profiles 6 different "types" of gifted individuals. They are successful, challenging, underground, dropouts, double-labeled and autonomous. It includes their feelings, attitudes, behaviors, needs, adults & peers perceptions, identification, home and school support.

go to the article

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted

SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Working with Your Gifted Child's Teacher

This is a subject which I have thought about alot lately, since my son will be starting school soon and I really want his teachers and I to be on the same page with his education.

Just how do we go about achieving this? Well, this blog post gives a little bit of insight and has some useful tips on achieving a positive teacher/parent interaction for the benefit of all.

"Teachers can be cruel when dealing with gifted children. I have witnessed it in the classroom and have experienced it as a parent. However, parents can also be just as heartless in the demands they make and in the manner in which they approach teachers. It doesn’t have to be this way. Both sides could benefit from ‘professional development."

New blog post, "Working with Your Gifted Child's Teacher"

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