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  • Essential backpack items for a gifted learner. By Sue Breen

    Sue Breen, giftEDnz board member, shares an extended metaphor about being adequately equipped for life's journey with all of its challenges and adventures. Sue has written this post to the gifted learner, but I suspect that many parents and teachers of the gifted who read it will realise that t...

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  • Welcome to the #NZGAW Blog Tour

    Gifted Awareness Week begins on 18 June, and the #NZGAW Blog Tour begins today. A blog tour connects readers and writers across the blogosphere with regards to a particular interest. In our case, that interest is gifted education and advocacy. Posts are varied in style, content, and philosophy of...

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  • Gifted Awareness Week

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  • Creating an online PLN in gifted education

    Teachers love to talk shop. Teachers' spouses and children who have accidentally strayed near this blog are probably shouting something about understatements at the screen right now. We can be just a tiny bit unstoppable, I'm afraid, when we talk about education with our colleagues. However, when...

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  • Is giftedness a designer label? By Sue Breen

    Image made for this post, CC BY Mary St George. Sue Breen is a board member of giftEDnz, and contributes to our Special Interest Group on the Early Years. Here, Sue questions the ways in which we label gifted children, and in which they wear those labels. Everyone wears many labels at ...

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  • Essential characteristics for a teacher of a gifted student. By Sue Breen.

    Photo CC BY-ND Neville10. Sue Breen is a board member of giftEDnz, and contributes to our Special Interest Group on the Early Years. Sue draws on memories of her own school days to illustrate some essential characteristics for teachers of gifted students.   Mr Dunmill is the reason I b...

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  • Awareness for Whom?

      Photo CC BY IvanWalsh.com Mary St George has been co-optedboard to the Board of giftEDnz to assist with online activities. Here she asks whose ear you'll have a word in this Gifted Awareness Week.   Next week, 18-24 June, is Gifted Awareness Week. It is a time to create awarenes...

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  • #NZGAW Blog Tour 2013

    A range of blog posts to promote gifted awareness, written by students, parents, teachers and researchers. More posts will be added each day throughout Gifted Awareness Week (17-23 June).

    Tags: #NZGAW, Gifted Awareness Week, blog tour, GATE

  • 24/7 Challenge

    Here is an excerpt of a new blog post by Tracy Riley. ...we need to remember that giftedness isn’t only present during school hours. Behaviours associated with special abilities and qualities may present themselves in different ways in different contexts, including after school on the spor...

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