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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT...

    • … it is Gifted Awareness Week from 13 to 19 June 2011?• … gifted and talented children are found in all cultures, socioeconomic groups, and amongst those with disabilities?• ... gifts and talents can be demonstrated in a wide range of intellectual, academic, creativ...

    Tags: gifted, education

  • To Praise or not To Praise

    How Not to Talk to Your Kids http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/27840/ One of my wonderful Cluster Directors sent this link to me today (thanks Tracey). The article was written in 2007 and asks us to consider whether praise actually builds confidence in gifted children or in fact diminishes...

    Tags: praise, gifted, failure, resilience, smart

  • Future Problem Solving Results from Robyn Boswell

    Fantastic news from America! The Awards Ceremony for the International Finals was held in La Crosse Wisconsin overnight NZ time and I'm thrilled that NZ teams will be coming home with an amazing 13 trophies this year!! There were several new countries competing this year so the standard is ramp...

    Tags: gifted, future problem solving, results

  • Teachers of the Gifted or Gifted Teachers?

    We all have one. Mine was called “Mrs T.” Mrs T asked interesting questions, pushed the boundaries of our thinking, listened to and valued our opinions, and trusted us. She was witty and sharp, a ‘rule-breaker’, supplying us with contraband chewing gum and a couch to loung...

    Tags: teachers, gifted

  • Celebrating our amazing young kiwi achievers - email from Robyn Boswell

    The following email came through the TKI gifted & talented community mail list. Robyn Boswell QSM, a colleague with the Te Toi Tupu GATE PLD contract and a facilitator for the NZC and Science PLD contracts, is the National Director for Future Problem Solving NZ. The Awards Ceremony for the In...

    Tags: FPS, achievers, gifted, education, graduates, contributions

  • Taxonomies of learning and thinking - hierarchies, classifications & lists?

    I received this email from Tracey Riley (Massey University) via the gifted@lists.tki.org.nz (it's worth joining) Subject: [gifted] The Diffentiator Hi! A student just alerted me to this website, which, while not perfect by any means, is good for reminding us of some of the key ideas aroun...

    Tags: thinking, learning, Blooms, taxonomies, differentiation, gifted, education

  • Gifted and Talented Assets -- Not for Sale! by Tracy Riley

    Image by James Fyfe, TV3 News   I have been following the news on asset sales; how can anyone in New Zealand not be aware of the growing opposition to the Government's legislation as it passed its second reading last week?     The media commentaries, political blogs, social n...

    Tags: gifted, advocacy

  • The Relevance of Matariki to Gifted Education. By Leeana Herewini and Sarah Jane Tiakiwai

    Image CC by Christchuch City Libraries Ngā mihi o te wā Matariki ki a koutou katoa.  Happy Māori new year to you all.    As we write to celebrate gifted awareness week we are reminded that it is te wā o Matariki (Maori New Year).  Celebrating a new year in June seems to ...

    Tags: gifted, matariki

  • Mainstreaming effective gifted education practices

    First published in the blog for the World Council for Gifted Education conference 2013: In the preface to the most recent (3rd) edition of 'Gifted and Talented - New Zealand Perspectives' Joseph Renzulli (p.ix) draws connections between current thinking about education and that espoused by visio...

    Tags: gifted, education, mainstreaming, research

  • Ministry of Education Releases Revised Handbook for Gifted and Talented

    Revised 2012 Gifted and Talented handbook live on TKI This week, 6-13 August, is International Week of the Gifted and is being celebrated by organisations and communities around the globe. In many ways, there couldn’t be a better context in which to announce that the updated Gifted and Tal...

    Tags: gifted, PLD