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August 2014  Blog Hop; Gifted Friendships

Friendship. One word that has many meanings. For most kids, friends are those they play with.  But for the gifted child, friendship is often far more than that. Gifted friendships can be more complex, more deep, and more difficult to find. Visit our blog hop, where we take on Gifted Friendships, charting the waters and traveling the seas as they affect gifted children and adults!

July 2014  PC Security Recommended

Get a phone call from Microsoft?  Do NOT do anything they say!  They are not Microsoft, and the things they ask you to do on your computer open you up so they can remote control your computer and steal your identity!

Run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (free for home use) at least monthly, along with your anti-virus program.  Follow the instructions in PC Security to install the free version, or purchase the inexpensive paid version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware that runs itself!

Visit PC Security Recommended for more ways to keep yourself safe and secure!

July 2014  PC Security Recommended

This year's malware isn't just attacking our PCs.  It's attacking our Routers!  You must change your router's administrator ID and password from the default provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or router manufacturer. Without this change, anyone can access your router from anywhere on the internet and change services, such as redirecting your access through their server and stealing all your ids and passwords!

Change your wireless access password, and change your password type to WPA2.  Verizon users: the default wireless access password that came with your service and is printed on the sticker on your router may be easily calculated from the name of your router - there's an Android app!  This means anyone can pull up outside your house and sign on to your router using your service.  And you're responsible for anything they do!

July 2014  Blog Hop: Summer Reading Recommended

Summer brings vacations and relaxing by the pool.  Endless hours playing outdoors, and long days and evenings reading your favorite books. What summer reading do gifted folks favor?  It depends... Visit Hoagies' Page July Blog Hop: Summer Reading, and share our bloggers Summer Reading fun.  Whether it's fun-and-quick mind-candy reading, or carefully picked classroom summer reading list reading, whether it's non-fiction or graphic novels, Summer Reading is important to us all. Summertime may be the time to work on reading skills for struggling readers, while sharing your love for reading with your kids, students, or patients.  Let's hear it for Summer Reading!  Now take an hour off, curl up in a hammock under a tree or a reading nook carved in the wall of your house, and read whatever you want...

Don't miss Go out and play. Go Geocaching! Recommended in Hoagies' Nibbles & Bits. Come play with us!

June 2014  Blog Hop: Gifted @Play Recommended

What do you think of when you hear Gifted @Play?  Gifted kids, adults or families?  Playing board games, playing outdoors, "playing" with others, using game theory?  Gifted adults playing through performance?  Board games?  Music?  Play means so much, and is something different to everyone. Visit Hoagies' Page June Blog Hop: Gifted @Play!

Don't miss Go out and play. Go Geocaching! Recommended in Hoagies' Nibbles & Bits. Come play with us!

May 2014  Shop Hoagies' Page and Support us while you Shop!

It's only YOU!  Hoagies' Page depends on you for its support.  Please make your purchases through our affiliates programs: click on Amazon, MindWare, Barnes & Noble, and dozens of affiliates before you put your items in your shopping cart.  And it's FREE for you.  Thanks!

May 2014  Blog Hop: The "G" Word Recommended

Join us on our inaugural Hoagies' Gifted Blog Hop! Bloggers from all corners of the gifted community--parents, teachers and counselors--join us to share their perspectives.

This month's topic: The "G" Word. Gifted. What does it mean to you? What does it mean to others? Is it good? Is it bad? Should we use it? Change it? Read on to see what this month's Hoagies' Gifted Blog Hop bloggers think and feel! Thanks to all our bloggers for opening up this conversation.

April 2014 Gifted Homeschooler Forums

Analytical kids will do the environmental math about driving to the gym to exercise on machines and point out the irony. Justice-seeking kids will do the ethical math about the unfair effects of buying quinoa from poor Peruvians and refuse to

April 2014 Being Smart about Health and Wellness: Teach Kids the Terrible Truth

Analytical kids will do the environmental math about driving to the gym to exercise on machines and point out the irony. Justice-seeking kids will do the ethical math about the unfair effects of buying quinoa from poor Peruvians and refuse to eat the grain, or read this January 2014 Slate article and resume eating it. Well-read kids might point out that participation in organized sports will not address the root causes of the gargantuan health and wellness problems facing first world people today–problems like obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

You want the terrible truth? Here it is: Teach Kids the Terrible Truth

April 2014 Parent Survey of Their Perspectives of Their Gifted Children

Parents, Dawn Mollenkopf and  Jude Matyo-Cepero at University of Nebraska Kearney are looking for you!  "Help us gain information from parents firsthand about their children’s experiences so we can learn how to improve learning opportunities and resources for them." 

April 2014  Gifted Books!

Sale! Prufrock Press Spring Sale. Books for as little as $0.99. Use HOAGIES code for an additional 10% off!

April 2014  Gifted Conferences and more, U.S. and world-wide!

bullet Beyond IQ (BIQ) Boston Devens, MA, April 4 - 6
bulletThe Professional Association for Gifted Education AGM New Zealand, April 5
bulletSENGinar "Social-Emotional Development of Asian-American Gifted Students," April 8 (online)
bullet CEC Convention and Expo Philadelphia, PA, April 9 - 12
bullet Splash! Stanford CA, April 12 - 13
bulletPennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) Lancaster, PA, April 24 - 25
bullet International Conference on Giftedness & Creativity (ICGC) Beirut, April 30 - May 1

March 2014  Myths, Arguments and Red Herrings

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Myths about Gifted Students Recommended by Joyce VanTassel-Baska

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Competing with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students Recommended by Tracy Cross

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Top 10 Myths in Gifted Education  (YouTube)

March 2014  Columbus Cheetah, Myth Buster Recommended

Disproving the top ten myths of giftedness via Stephanie Tolan's wonderful essay, Is It A Cheetah? Recommended  Scroll to the bottom to start with Myth #1...

Visit for more Myths, Arguments and Red Herrings!

February 2014  Gifted Education Professional Development Package Recommended

Free 6-unit education program in giftedness, including essential information a teacher needs to understand the nature of giftedness and talent; what the terms mean; levels and types of giftedness; subjective and objective identification procedures; social and emotional characteristics and needs of gifted students; underachievement;  teaching strategies and methods of curriculum differentiation to enhance the learning of gifted students in the mainstream classroom; practical strategies for the establishment and monitoring of ability, achievement or interest grouping in classes, and the many forms of accelerated progression through schooling. Available online once again!

January 2014  PC Security Recommended

Malware attacks on our PCs are heavy this week. Use these instructions for cleaning up (or keeping clean, if you're not already infected) your PC for free.

Already running a package product such as Norton or Trend Micro or Kaparsky? You are NOT safe! You still need to run a AntiMalware scans on a regular basis. You will be SHOCKED how much malware and spyware it will find, in spite of a clean bill of health from your antivirus product.  Visit PC Security and run free AntiMalware scans
today.

January 2014  Teaching Students About Digital Footprint

Every child and adult should understand that they are leaving a digital footprint, a collection of information and data about themselves available freely on the internet, recorded forever in the public memory.  What is in your digital footprint?

January 2014  Snowflakes, Starflakes, and Swirlflakes

Another great Vi Hart video!

December 2013  Tony

Who is Tony?  Read and find out... Tony by Kaye Starbird

"He's sick of being punished
(which happens more and more)
because he's only four years old
and much too smart for four."

November 2013  Critical Issues in the Identification of Gifted Students with Co-Existing Disabilities: the Twice-Exceptional

Federal law ensures all students with disabilities the right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). However, current policies governing a student’s eligibility for services may contribute to the underidentification of gifted children with co-existing disabilities—the Twice-Exceptional... Appropriate best practices for the identification of twice-exceptional learners, maintenance of their civil rights, and provision of FAPE are offered for educators, parents, advocates, and legislators as federal, state, and district laws/policies evolve.

Recommended November 2013  Educational Fun!

bulletSmart Math Games...
bullet The 24 Game from + / - Primer to Double Digits to Algebra / Exponents
bullet Q-bitz hands-on visual dexterity fun
bullet Math Dice more arithmetic fun, the closest one wins!
bullet Rush Hour the fun of recursion encased in a traffic jam
bulletSET make sets or not-sets...
bullet Swish spatial card game
bulletSmart Word Games...
bulletBananagrams create your own grid faster than your opponent
bulletFaux-cabulary creative vocabulary at it's funniest!
bullet Keesdrow Deluxe The ultimate word seek game!
bullet Quiddler from small to large, a word game in 7 hands
bullet Smart Mouth a fun game, plus fun therapy for word-finding

September 2013  Find of the Day!  Bohemian Gravity

Question: What do you get when you mix a cappella, sock puppets, string theory and Queen? Answer: The geekiest (and astonishingly good, musically speaking) cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" ever! Bohemian Gravity is the hit song from A Cappella Science, the Physics grad student who brought us Rolling in the Higgs last year.  Listen to them both!

And find more great Physics on Hoagies' Engineering, Physics & Mechanics Links

September 2013  Fall Gifted Conferences and Gatherings (click for lots more...)

bullet Tasmanian Association for the Gifted Conference Australia
bulletOhio Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference (OAGC)
bulletTennessee Association for the Gifted (TAG) Annual Conference
bulletTAGT Regional Professional Development Conference Texas
bullet Nueva School Gifted Learning Conference California
bulletNational Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Convention Indiana

August 2013  A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended The Templeton National Report on Acceleration

Acceleration is a powerful educational ally, but it’s a strategy that requires participation of parents as well as sensitivity to individual needs and circumstances. For that reason, this report is designed not only to persuade readers of the value of acceleration, but also to help schools administer acceleration programs effectively...  Also read the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) reply Acceleration in Schools: A Call to Action and the Personal Stories on the effects of A Nation Deceived and acceleration...

Recommended

July 2013  Advocacy...

"If our children do not get the opportunity to learn all they are able to learn, it is because not enough people insist on appropriate education for them..." Gina Ginsberg Riggs, "A Call for Parent Advocacy," Understanding Our Gifted

bullet Davidson Institute Guidebooks Recommended
bullet Differentiation of Instruction and/or Acceleration
bullet Early Entrance College Programs and (Early) College Planning and Success Stories
bullet 'Harm' and the Gifted Student Recommended
bullet Horizontal "enrichment" vs. vertical "acceleration"
bullet The Least-Worst Educational Option
bullet Parent's Unofficial Guide to Gifted IEPs and Gifted IEP Meetings

June 2013  Twelve Tones by Vi Hart

I can't explain this video.  It's about music.  And our brains, and our search for patterns.  And copyright law.  And creativity.  And... Just watch it.  All of it.

June 2013  Envy and Giftedness: Are We Underestimating the Effects of Envy? A Taboo Topic?

A subject that is little discussed is the social/emotional effects on gifted children of being envied. It’s as if we are hoping that by not talking about it, it will go away, and we will not run the risk of being accused of bragging... even if the parents of gifted kids say nothing about their children’s abilities, they are still often perceived as committing some social transgression. The list of these transgressions corresponds very closely to the negative stereotypes of gifted people...

June 2013  On Giftedness: A Documentary by The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted

This video is the first documentary The Daimon Institute made in 2011 on Giftedness. Today they're looking for support for their next effort, a 30-60 minute documentary to dispel prevalent myths about profoundly gifted people, especially school-age children...

May 2013  Google Teacher Academy: Apply by June 10 for July 24-25 in Chicago

GTA is a FREE professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get the most from innovative technologies. Produced by CUE, each Academy is an intensive, two-day event during which participants get hands-on experience with Google's free products and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in a supportive community of educators making impact...

May 2013  Every parent and teacher of a gifted child should read... Gifted is Not Always a Gift

"If you have a gifted child, keep focused on your child’s needs. Don’t underestimate her ability to “do it on her own.” She needs your guidance. Advocate for her the best you can. If you don’t have a gifted child, please don’t overlook these children. Please don’t tell yourself or others that these kids don’t need us or their schools. They ARE getting left behind and they need our help. They are special kids with special needs. It’s time we all start treating them that way. Every child deserves a quality education. Even the gifted child."

For more news, blogs, and timely resources, follow @HoagiesGifted on Twitter, join over 10,000 members of the world-wide gifted community on Hoagies' Gifted Education Page fan page on Facebook, or Carolyn K. on LinkedIn.

April 2013  Summer and Saturday Programs!

bulletTime to Start Thinking About Summer!
bulletTons of Summer and Saturday Programs, across the U.S. and internationally!
bulletDon't forget the Talent Search Programs for this year or next

April 2013  The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness

"In K-12 classrooms everywhere are children at risk for being misunderstood, medically mislabeled, and educationally misplaced. Not limited to one gender, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic group, they could be the children of your neighbors, your friends, your siblings, and even yourself.

These at-risk children are gifted children.

Contrary to common stereotypes..."
Huffington Post: The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness by Marianne Kuzujanakis, Director, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

March 2013  Happy 16th Birthday!

March 17th, 2013 is Hoagies' Gifted Education Page's 16th Birthday!  And we couldn't do it without YOU!  Click on Shop Hoagies' Page before you do your online shopping, and click through to any of Hoagies' Page's dozens of affiliate programs.  It costs you nothing while you support Hoagies' Gifted Education Page!

February - March 2013  Hoagies' Kids and Teens

bulletHot Topics Reading Lists and other great Reading Lists
bulletSmart Toys for kids, families and classrooms
bulletGifted Apps for iPad and Android!
bulletKids and Teens Magazines
bullet Movie Featuring Gifted Kids (and Adults!)
bulletNerd Shirts... fun to wear!
bullet Contests and Awards

February 2013  Gifted Adults...

bullet Can you hear the flowers sing? Issues for gifted adults
bullet Fostering adult giftedness: Acknowledging and addressing affective needs of gifted adults
bullet It's All About Identity
bullet Gifted Adults in Work
bulletEnjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon: Extra Intelligent, Intense, and Effective
bulletOptimum Intelligence: My Experience as a Too Gifted Adult... Recommended
bullet Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential Recommended

February 2013  The Top 10 Resolutions I Wish Gifted Kids Would Make

SENG asks, What resolutions would you want for your gifted kids this year?  Here's a top 10 list that we should review with our kids!

  1. I will value my unique strengths and embrace my shortcomings...
  2. ...

January 2013  Don't Miss... the Best of Hoagies' Gifted Education Page! Recommended

bullet The effects of acceleration on the social and emotional development of gifted students
bulletSusan and Goliath: A Seventh-Grade Girl's Skipping Odyssey
bulletTaking Notes in Picture Form – A Powerful Strategy for Visual-Spatial Students
bullet Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
bulletWhy do my child's test scores vary from test to test?

January 2013  Don't Miss... the Best of Hoagies' Gifted Education Page! Recommended

bulletAcronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know...
bullet Existential Depression in Gifted Individuals
bullet Myths about Gifted Students
bullet "Play Partner" or "Sure Shelter"? Why gifted children prefer older friends..
bulletWhy Should I Have My Child Tested?

Recommended January 2013  Explore these great Smart Toy Companies...

bulletMindware brings us Pix Mix, Lab Mice, Skippity, Imaginets and...
bullet Looney Labs parties with Fluxx, Monty Python Fluxx, Star Fluxx and Chrononauts
bulletGamewright adds Boochie, Joe Name It and In A Pickle
bulletOut of the Box plays out with 7 Ate 9, Pirates Versus Pirates, and Super Circles
bulletGigmic / Family Games Q's us with Quoridor Classic, Quarto! and Quixo
bulletEducational Insight adds The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game and Tunnelz
bulletRio Grande Games brings Dominion plus Dominion Intrigue, Dominion Alchemy, and Dominion Seaside
bulletWizkids Games offers Quarriors Dice Building Game
bullet ThinkFun is always fun... PathWords, Tilt, Swish, Zig Zag Knot, 36 Cube, more

December 2012  Gifts for the Gifted: the Best of Hoagies' Shopping Guide

Wonder what those Green Stars Recommended are all around Hoagies' Page?  Check out the very best of...

Smart Toys Recommended Software Favorites Recommended Nerd Shirts Recommended
Kids & Teens Books Recommended Kids and Teens Magazines Recommended Music for the Gifted Mind Recommended
Movies Featuring Gifted Kids Recommended Books for Parents & Professionals Recommended  

December 2012  Looking for a good winter's read?

For kids... Search by topic in the Hot Topics! Reading Lists...

bulletArts and Crafts including Origami
bulletBeing Gifted including Gifted and Learning Disabled
bulletEarly Readers, Biographies and Mathematics
bulletPuzzle Books, Vocabulary and Potpourri
bulletScience Fiction / Fantasy
bulletGirls and Young Women and Teen Boys
bulletSearch the best of the best: The Best of Hoagies' Shopping Guide: Kids & Teens Books Recommended

The best of...

bulletDon't Miss ... the Best Links of Hoagies' Gifted Education Page! Recommended
bullet RecommendedGifts for the Gifted: the Best of Hoagies' Shopping Guide Recommended
bulletGifted 101: A Guide for First Time Visitors
bulletGifted 102: The Next Steps

November 2012  More Fun Family & Party Games Recommended from Smart Toy Companies...

bulletMunchkin by Steve Jackson Games
bulletOut of the Box also makes 10 Days in Europe, ...in Africa, ...in the USA and ...in Asia and the great simple to advanced math game, 7 Ate 9 or visual game Circles
bulletWhether or not you love SET and Quiddler, try Jurassic Jumble from Set Enterprises
bulletTry Gemlok and Keesdrow from Pywacket LLC
bulletTwist your mind around You've Been Sentenced and Twisted Fish by McNeill Brighter Minds
 
Follow @HoagiesGifted on Twitter, Hoagies' Gifted Education Page fan page on Facebook, or Carolyn K. on LinkedIn.  Different than Hoagies' Page updates, this feed includes timely short articles and links for kids, and brain research and gifted education features for the rest of us!

Subscribe to What's New on Hoagies' Gifted Education Page? RSS feed Recommended by adding us to your favorite RSS reader [Valid RSS] Add to Google  Not sure what an RSS feed is, or what to do with it?  Read Wired's How To Consume News Media

November 2012  Fun Family & Party Games Recommended from Smart Toy Companies...

bulletMayfair Games brings us Settlers of Catan
bulletRio Grande Games gives us Dominion, and expansions Intrigue, Alchemy, and Seaside
bulletVisit Educational Insights and enjoy Blokus and Traverse 20th Anniversary Edition
bullet Fluxx and Monty Python Fluxx from our friends at Looney Labs
bulletGamewright brings us Sleeping Queens - complex to get through the first time, but so much fun after that!
bulletDon't miss Fox Mind Games with Six and Zoo Logic

November 2012  Reading...

bullet Gifted Readers and Reading Instruction Recommended
bulletGrade Levels of Reading Books: How Can You Tell? Recommended
bulletReading Lists including Hot Topics! Reading Lists Recommended
bulletKids & Teens: Links For the Love of Words...
bulletHumanities Gifted and Creatively Gifted

October 2012  Gifted Blogs! Recommended

bullet Dyslexic Advantage profiles of gifted dyslexics
bullet Gifted Exchange
bulletWeAreGifted2 rising above the ‘triple quandary’ of being young, gifted & culturally diverse
bulletUnwrapping the Gifted K-12 gifted specialist shares
bullet 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

October 2012  College

bullet(Early) College Planning - it's not too early to start planning in middle school
bullet(Early) College Success Stories
bulletEarly College Entrance Programs for high school students
bulletTwice Exceptional Students in College don't miss these great resources and colleges
bulletCollege Research - not to be missed for our young undergraduates
bulletContests and Awards for all ages, with many awarding college scholarship funds

October 2012  Testing and Assessment...

bullet Assessing Gifted Children Recommended
bulletWhy should I have my child tested? Recommended
bullet How Can I Prepare My Child for Testing? Recommended
bulletWhat Do the Tests Tell Us? Recommended
bulletWhy do my child's test scores vary from test to test? Recommended
bullet Parent's Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education Recommended

September 2012  You Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended

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Your 15-year-old follows you outside to talk to you in private, and checks that no one else is around, then starts jumping up and down and screeching!  Why?  Because it's a few days before she leaves for college, and she just found out that her faculty advisor is also teaching her Calculus III course, AND doing research on P-adic numbers systems!!!! -- Carolyn "what kind of number systems?" K.

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A sitter reads a story to your 2-year-old, with the words, "There was a blizzard outside, and it was snowing," and he comments, "That's redundant."

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Your homeschooled 12-year-old gets an A on his first college test and then comments, "I suppose I'm in trouble--now that you know I've been underachieving all these years." -- Norma

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Your 18-month-old walks from the garage saying "all done" with a screw driver in hand... and a wheel from the tricycle in the other. (yep! I got pictures and 2 neighbors as witnesses...) And yes, she took it all apart.

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...When you find "annular frivolity" on your grocery list. Okay, mine are 19 and 16, but still, I had to go look it up! -- Joni (Editor's note: click for your hint!)

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You are thrilled to discover that you can negotiate with your child at 15 months! Until he starts negotiating back at 18 months.

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At lunch at a semi-fast-food restaurant, my 14-year-old commented that the new cornbread isn't as good as the old cornbread.  I pointed out that it seems to be the same recipe, just a different shape.  That's the problem, she pointed out - it's got more surface area but less volume than it used to.  And she proceeded to set the volumes equal, and calculate the surface area of the old brick-shaped cornbread vs. the surface area of the new semi-spherical cornbread...  Isn't this how all young teens spend their lunch hours?? -- again, Carolyn K.

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My not-quite-3-year-old likes using homonyms as a way of giving me a hard time -- if I say I need a stamp, she'll ask, "Stamp? Like with your feet?" and I'll say "No. I need to mail a letter." "A Letter? You mean like A, B, C?" and so on. -- Donna

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I took my daughter to her 4-year-old check up. The pediatrician started asking her developmental questions, pointing out letters both upper and lower case for her to identify. Then the pediatrician  asked my daughter if she could count to ten. My daughter looked her right in the eye and said "Well, yeah, I'm very intelligent!" The young intern who was working with the pediatrician  busted up laughing and asked the pediatrician  "Well, does that answer your question?" -- Julie

September 2012  Do you know... Who Am I?

bulletAwards
bulletSpeaking Appearances
bulletHow Can You Support Hoagies' Gifted Education Page?
bulletVisitors Speak
bulletContact Hoagies - comments, questions, suggestions, we love feedback of all kinds!

September 2012  Gifted Conferences, Events, Gatherings

Tons of great gatherings, across the U.S., around the world, and right at home via the Internet!  Check here for this fall's great line-up of gifted conferences, parent groups, and more...

August 2012  The Least-Worst Educational Option

Sometimes it's not a matter of making the best choice for your child's education this year.  Sometimes it's simply the least-worst choice you can make.  Here's an easy method to distill all those factors, and make the least-worst choice you can for this school year...

August 2012  You Know Your Child Is Gifted When... Recommended Judy Galbraith

You Know Your Child Is Gifted When...: A Beginner’s Guide to Life on the Bright Side Free e-book from Free Spirit Press!

July 2012  Living with Intensity SENGinar series!

Three part SENGinar features contributing authors from the book, Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Join us for one or all three! August 16, September 20, and October 18 2012

July 2012  Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Recommended by Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks, Temple Grandin

Twice exceptional kids are both gifted and diagnosed with a disability--often ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder--leading teachers and parents to overlook the child's talents and focus solely on his weaknesses. Too often, these children get lost in an endless cycle of chasing diagnostic labels and are never given the tools to fully realize their own potential. Bright Not Broken sheds new light on this vibrant population by identifying who twice exceptional children are and taking an unflinching look at why they're stuck. The first work to boldly examine the widespread misdiagnosis and controversies that arise from our current diagnostic system, it serves as a wake-up call for parents and professionals to question why our mental health and education systems are failing our brightest children...

July 2012  Hot Topics Reading Lists...

Gifted kids are passionate... why aren't thier reading lists, too?  Hot Topics Reading Lists start with the readers' passion... and then offer tons of great reading choices, recommended for gifted kids by gifted kids.  Check out Hot Topics for Early Readers, Science Fiction / Fantasy, Biographies, Science, on Being Gifted and Social Stuff and lots more!

June 2012  PC Security: Privacy Recommended Verizon ISN'T!

Do you have a Verizon FIOS network in your house? There are cell phone / tablet apps to "generate" the default key for your house... that is, for someone ELSE to generate the default key that came with your router, and that you're likely USING! 

The VZ Wi-fi Connect app claims to do just this. It says it cannot generate the key for all Verizon FIOS networks, but we installed it and quickly logged into our neighbor's password protected FIOS network. Privacy GONE.

We're off to change our new FIOS network key, by accessing our FIOS Router. Username: admin, password: stamped on your FIOS router.

May 2012  A Defining Moment Recommended by Jim Delisle

"The inborn traits of gifted children—as natural to them as their eye color—are what make a gifted child…well, gifted. Which is why I am so disturbed with the new definition of giftedness adopted recently by The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).  Calling it “a bold step” in her 2011 Presidential address to NAGC, Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius presented this new definition..."

May 2012  Metaphorically Speaking: A Collection of Metaphors for Gifted Education

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The Legend of the Pink Monkey

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Experience and Processing: The Funnel and Cylinder Analogy of Giftedness

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Is It A Cheetah?

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and lots more!

April 2012  Davidson Institute Guidebooks Recommended, in Gifted Advocacy

Free guidebooks for parents and other gifted education advocates! (require Adobe Reader)

bullet Advocating for Exceptionally Gifted Young People: A Guidebook,
bullet Considering the Options: A Guidebook for Investigating Early College Entrance (Parent Version),
bullet Considering the Options: A Guidebook for Investigating Early College Entrance (Student Version),
bullet Considering the Options: A Guidebook for Investigating Gap Year Opportunities and
bullet Mentorship: A Guidebook

April 2012  Epsilon Camp extends to age 11!

Epsilon Camp, the summer program for EG/PG students who love math, just announced it has raised the upper age limit to 11. Students attending the 2-week (July 29 - Aug 12) camp will now be 8 to under 12 years old. Parent workshop designed to help parents build the child's mathematical and social maturity runs parallel to the student camp. Families live with their camper in private suites with cooking facilities on the beautiful Colorado College campus in Colorado Springs. Details at Epsilon Camp

March 2012  Don't miss Carolyn K. at Epsilon Camp!

Summer math camp for Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted students Epsilon Camp is for 8 to 10-year-olds who like math. It is an intensive student camp & a parent workshop - running in parallel. Epsilon Camp 2012 will be held at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. The two-week camp runs July 29 to August 12.

February 2012  You Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended

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...your almost-3 year old asks you for "homework" like her older brother has, and you hand her a 1st grade math work book (the only thing you can find right then that looks like "homework") and a crayon and tell her she can draw in that. When you look up ten minutes later, you see that she has completed the first three pages - correctly. When you ask her, puzzled, how she even knew what to do since she can't read yet, she replies: "There's an example on top of each page that shows you what to do. Duh." -- Signe

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My 6-year-old son came up with this restaurant joke: What kind of font do they use in restaurants?  Answer: Menuscript. -- Kathy

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Your 4 year old decides to finally show you how well she can read and write by writing a letter to Santa all on her own in two minutes... requesting a computer! -- Jenna

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You're not a *real* parent of a gifted child, until you've stepped on a Lego at 3 a.m. -- Shell

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When your just-turned-5-years-old simultaneously sucks his thumb AND excitedly watches his new pre-algebra video!!! -- Heather

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My son recently lectured me on the incorrectness of using the word "empty" to describe anything on earth, since technically unless we are discussing a vacuum, there is air filling the space. He's 6. -- Sara

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Your 7-year-old tells you, "The teachers are really nice people, all of them. And I understand about other kids needing to learn. But sometimes I wonder - what about me, in terms of learning?" -- Allison

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My not-quite-3-year-old likes using homonyms as a way of giving me a hard time -- if I say I need a stamp, she'll ask, "Stamp? Like with your feet?" and I'll say "No. I need to mail a letter." "A Letter? You mean like A, B, C?" and so on. -- Donna

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Your 5-year-old comforts you when you've got a cut by saying, "Don't worry, mummy, the platelets will fix that."

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The second time you try to use reverse psychology on your two-year-old, she stands at the balcony, hands on hips, grinning down at you… “Mom, I know what you’re doing.”

New Pages on Hoagies' Gifted Education Page...

bulletFollow up to Benny and Me... Hey Benny! What's New? Recommended, in Asperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
bulletNew page Gifted Kids as Digital Citizens
bulletNew Hot Topics Reading List, Seney's Young Adult Literature Recommended

January-February 2012 Save time and money! Online Conferences and Webinars

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Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life Monthly...
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January 28 Matt Dickensen (UK)

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February 25 Josh Shaine (USA)

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SENG Webinar Program
bulletJanuary 19, "Self-Regulation: Essential Skills for Adolescent Gifted Students" with Richard M. Cash

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WOW! NAGC Webinars On Wednesdays
bulletJanuary 18 FREE! "State of the Nation: Effective Advocacy Resources in a Challenging Climate" w/ President Paula Olszewski-Kubilius & Executive Director Nancy Green
bulletJanuary 25 "The NAGC Pre-K – Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards: Getting Started" w/ Susan Johnsen

bullet UC Irvine’s FREE Gifted and Talented Webinar Series Wednesdays in February
bulletFebruary 1 "Cluster Grouping: A Paradigm Shift in Gifted Education"
bulletFebruary 8 "Understanding and Supporting the Emotional Aspects of Giftedness"

Hot Topics Reading Lists...

Gifted kids are passionate... why aren't thier reading lists, too?  Hot Topics Reading Lists start with the readers' passion... and then offer tons of great reading choices, recommended for gifted kids by gifted kids.  Check out Hot Topics for Early Readers, Science Fiction / Fantasy, Biographies, Science, on Being Gifted and Social Stuff and lots more!

Hoagies' Gifted Top Toys of 2011!

Check out Carolyn K.'s occasional blog... Hoagies' Nibbles and Bits...

Recommended Happy New Years 2012!  Hoagies' Page Best Sellers...

bullet 7 Ate 9 Number two seller!
bullet 10 Days in... including ...Africa, ...the USA, ... Asia, ...Europe
bullet Six-Color Ball of Whacks
bullet Blokus
bullet Carcassonne and 10 Year Special Edition and The River 2
bullet DaVinci's Challange
bullet Extreme Dot to Dots and Logic Links from MindWare
bullet Fluxx 4.0, EcoFluxx and Star Fluxx
bullet iCoaster
bullet K’NEX Cobra's Curse Dueling Coaster
bullet KEVA Contraptions 200 Plank Set and Trebuchet
bullet Khet 2.0
bullet Krypto: Family Arithmetic Game
bullet Lego Architecture Burj Khalifa Dubai, White House and more!
bullet Lost Cities
bullet Perplexus and Perplexus Epic Number One seller!
bullet Q-bitz and Qwirkle from MindWare
bullet Tekton Tower Girder & Panel, Plaza and Hydrodynamic sets
bullet Rory's Story Cubes Great 2e product, too!
bullet SET
bullet Snap Circuits Jr. and Snap Circuits Pro
bullet Spot It
bullet Spy Alley Game
bulletThinkFun toys & games: Math Dice, Swish, PathWords, Rush Hour, Gordian's Knot and more!

 

October 2011  Hoagies' Page Needs YOU!

Do you like Hoagies' Page curriculum, parenting, links, reading lists, and more? We need YOU! Click on Shop Hoagies' Page before you do your online shopping, and click through to any of Hoagies' Page's dozens of affiliate programs. It costs you nothing. Or donate directly through PayPal...

October 2011  Kids & Teens: Multiplication Links and Products

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An Adventure in Number Sense Only 13 facts to memorize

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BigBrainz Timez Attack Recommended a grand adventure game full of math fact practice!

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The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips Recommended tips you can't beat, on facts and much more

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Math Games Space Shuttle, Math Tunnel Blaster (+ - × ÷), more...

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Mathgym! Arcade multiplication invaders!

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Multiplying on Fingers 6x6 through 9x9 on your fingers!

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Trachtenberg Speed System of Arithmetic easier than school, for self confidence & concentration

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The 24 Game Recommended tons of great versions

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FlashMaster better than a toy, for home or classroom

October 2011 Worth Reading...

The Atlantic: All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed  "Play time is in short supply for children these days and the lifelong consequences for developing children can be more serious than many people realize..."

October 2011 Myths and Realities...

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Myths about Gifted Students Recommended, in Gifted Education

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Distinguishing Myths From Realities: NRC/GT Research Recommended, in Identification

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Competing with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students Recommended, in Social / Emotional

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The Concept of Grouping in Gifted Education In Search of Reality: Unraveling the Myths about Tracking, Ability Grouping and the Gifted Recommended, in Grouping Gifted Children

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Home Room: Debunking the myths of home schooling, in Home Schooling

October 2011 Math Fun!

bulletKaleidoscope Painter A mesmerizing site!
bulletThe Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips Recommended Simple answers to tricky math questions
bulletPlanarity Game Recommended Arrange the vertices such that no edges overlap
bulletPuzzle Parlor Recommended interactive GamePuzzles
bulletViHart Recommended Amazing math videos
bulletWolfram | Alpha computational search engine... solves anything mathematical!

September 2011 Secondary school gifted...

bullet Gifted in Middle School
bullet Gifted Adolescents
bullet Early College Entrance Programs
bullet (Early) College Planning and Success Stories
bullet Depression and Suicide

September 2011  Elementary school gifted...

bullet Identification
bullet Testing and Assessment
bullet Brain Research and Learning Theories
bullet From the Saddest Sounds to the D Major Chord Recommended
bullet Academic Acceleration
bullet Should we tell them they're gifted? Should we tell them how gifted?

September 2011  Preschool gifted...

bullet Young Gifted Children
bullet Reading Levels of Children's Books: How Can You Tell?
bullet Hoagies' Hot Topics Reading List: Early Readers
bullet Early (or Late) Kindergarten
bullet Small poppies: Highly gifted children in the early years Recommended

September 2011  Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Psychologists, and Administrators of the Gifted!

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Academic Acceleration

bulletCurriculum Resources for Teachers
bulletDifferentiation of Instruction
bulletGrouping
bulletGifted at Risk, English Language Learners (ESL) and Gender Issues

August 2011  PA 501(c)3 Help!

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page needs to wade through the 501(c)3 process... and WE NEED YOU! If you have experience with the process or are a non-profit lawyer in PA, please contact Carolyn K.!

July 2011  SEO = Search Engine Optimization

Wanted!  Do you know SEO?  Do you care about Hoagies' Gifted Education Page? If you answer "Yes" then WE NEED YOU!  Please contact Carolyn K.!

July 2011  More Success Stories...

bulletHome Schooling - A Family Affair
bulletSusan and Goliath: A Seventh-Grade Girl's Skipping Odyssey Recommended
bulletA Montessori Success Story
bulletRaising Robert
bullet Advocating for a Grade Skip: A Portfolio of Research

Read lots more stories on Success Stories!

June 2011  Success Stories including...

bullet Benny and Me: A Father Sees Himself Through his Aspergers Son Recommended
bulletA Road Taken: One Family’s Journey Through an Educational System
bulletThe Tea and Terrorist Society: Parent Advocacy at the District Level
bullet Raising My Twice-Exceptional Children... Not What I Signed Up For!
bulletAsynchrony: Homeschooling an Exceptionally Gifted Child
bulletEarly Reading

June 2011  Gifted Adolescents

bullet Smart Teens' Guide to Living with Intensity: How to Get More Out of Life and Learning Recommended
bullet A Parent's Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents Recommended
bullet The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook Recommended
bullet The Essential Guide to Talking With Gifted Teens: Ready-to-use Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More Recommended
bullet Gifted kids at risk: Who's listening?
bullet Parenting Gifted Adolescents
bulletAlso visit Middle School and Depression and Suicide

June 2011  Gifted Conferences, Events, Gatherings

bullet Gifted and Talented Education Symposium (MN)
bullet Pennsylvania Gifted Institute
bullet Learning & the Brain (MA)
bulletProfessional Summer Institute (VA)
bulletOrigins Game Fair (OH)

May 2011  Build your own Gifted Library!

Hoagies' Gifted Library contains the greatest new and old books for gifted educators, parents, counselors and psychologists, on topics from parenting to curriculum, social/emotional development to minority gifted, and more!

April 2011  Perfectionism and the Gifted Child

bulletReal Learning: Meet the Perfectionists Recommended
bulletPerfectionism and the Highly Gifted Child
bullet Freeing Our Families From Perfectionism
bulletAnna Quindlin's Commencement Speech

March 2011  Happy 14th Birthday!

March 17th, 2011 is Hoagies' Gifted Education Page's 14th Birthday!  And we couldn't do it without YOU!  Click on Shop Hoagies' Page before you do your online shopping, and click through to any of Hoagies' Page's dozens of affiliate programs.  It costs you nothing while you support Hoagies' Gifted Education Page!

February 2011  2E (Twice Exceptional) Books

bullet Spotlight on 2e Booklets Recommended from 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
bullet Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, And Other Disorders Recommended by Webb, Amend, Webb, Goerss, Beljan, Olenchak, & Lind
bullet The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success Recommended by Eide & Eide
bullet Different Minds: Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and other Learning Deficits Recommended by Lovecky
bullet Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide Recommended by Wright & Wright 
bullet When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder Recommended by Teri James Bellis
bullet Rethinking Learning Disabilities: Understanding Children Who Struggle in School by Deborah P. Waber (or on Kindle) Recommended
bulletDeveloping Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism Recommended by Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy

February 24 2011 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Visit great Engineering links on Hoagies' Kids & Teens: Engineering, Physics and Mechanics...

bulleteGFI – Dream Up the Future Recommended engineering Go For It! Explore Aerospace, Civil, Ocean, Agricultural, Mechanical, Nuclear, Mining, Electric and lots more engineering!
bulletDiscover Engineering water slides to skateboard parks, jet planes to oceanic exploration... with videos, games, and more!
bulletHow Stuff Works Recommended some engineering, some not, ALL fun!
bulletNOVA Tech & Engineering Recommended Social Robots to Elemental & Chemical Bonds quizzes, the Physics of Stone Arches and more! NOVA is amazing!
bullet Fantastic Contraption Recommended Amazing interactive physics puzzle game
bulletOneMotion watch and play with the art of motion...

February 2011  PC Security: Privacy Recommended It's YOUR responsibility! 

bulletSearch for your name; talk to private sites to remove your information.
bulletSet up Google Alerts on your name, and your spouse and kids names, to see new information as it's posted.
bulletSearch Naymz, ZoomInfo, and ZabaSearch to see what's known about you.  Unfortunately, Snopes.com believes there is no way to remove personal information from Zaba information aggregator...
bulletTurn off Cookies and Web Beacons in Yahoo! Groups. Yahoo Off-Network Preferences
bulletAdd your home phone number to the national Do Not Call registry.
bulletPC Security is serious!  Take these steps to protect yourself, and your identity!

January 2011  Testing and Assessment: a primer by Carolyn K.

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What Do the Tests Tell Us?

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Why should I have my child tested?

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Why do my child's test scores vary from test to test?

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What is Highly Gifted? Exceptionally Gifted? Profoundly Gifted? And What Does It Mean?

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An Inventory of Tests look here for the tests your kids have taken

October 2010  More FAQs (Frequently Answered Questions)

bulletAcronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know... Recommended
bullet'Harm' and the Gifted Student Recommended
bulletThe Least-Worst Educational Option
bulletDo I Stay or Do I Go?
bulletPlateauing Recommended
bulletStruggle, Challenge and Meaning: The Education of a Gifted Child Recommended
bulletDabrowski's Overexcitabilities - A Layman's Explanation

September 2010  More FAQs (Frequently Answered Questions)

bullet Distinguishing Myths From Realities: NRC/GT Research
bulletWhat is Highly Gifted? Exceptionally Gifted? Profoundly Gifted? And What Does It Mean? Recommended
bulletThe 10 most commonly asked questions about highly gifted children
bulletHorizontal "enrichment" vs. vertical "acceleration"
bulletOptimum Intelligence: My Experience as a Too Gifted Adult... Recommended
bullet...and more!

September 2010  FAQs (Frequently Answered Questions)

bullet Reading Levels of Children's Books: How Can You Tell? Recommended
bullet Why should I have my child tested? Recommended
bullet How Can I Prepare My Child for Testing?
bullet What Do the Tests Tell Us? Recommended
bullet Why Memorize Math Facts? Recommended

September 2010  Curriculum Resources and Homeschool Curricula

bulletLife of Fred Recommended
bullet Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Recommended
bulletWilliam & Mary's Center for Gifted Education Curriculum Units Recommended
bulletand more!

August 2010  For Educators...

bullet Differentiation of Instruction
bullet Grouping
bullet Middle School
bullet Proficiency Testing
bullet Testing and Assessment
bullet Educational Theories

August 2010  You Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended

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And many, many more!

July 2010  Asperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

Three perspectives on life with Asperger's...
Benny and Me: A Father Sees Himself Through his Aspergers Son
Fitting In and Speaking Out: Me and Asperger's Syndrome
Life Among the 'Yakkity Yaks'

July 2010  Why Should I Have My Child Tested

The answer is the same for the gifted child as for any other child: you should test to answer a question.  But first, understand what kinds of tests there are, what tests do and don't tell us, when you should test, and lots more...

July 2010  Acceleration by David Elkind, author of The Hurried Child

"Promotion [in grade placement or subject matter] of intellectually gifted children is simply another way of attempting to match the curriculum to the child's abilities, not to accelerate those abilities. Accordingly, the promotion of intellectually gifted children in no way contradicts the accepted view of the limits of training on development, nor the negative effects of hurrying. Indeed, the positive effects of promoting intellectually gifted children provide additional evidence for the benefits of developmentally appropriate curricula." Elkind, David (1988) Acceleration Recommended Young Children, 43(4),2.  Linked in Myths, Arguments and Red Herrings... and Acceleration...

June 2010  Do you know Hoagies' Kids and Teens?

bulletKids & Teens Links the best sites on the 'net, organized by subject: brain teasers, math, multiplication, science, natural science, for the love of words, physics, programming, space, young kids, more!
bulletContests and Awards
bulletHot Topics! Reading Lists organized by passion area first, not your average reading lists!
bulletSmart Toys for Gifted Kids (and Adults) family & party games, card games, math games, strategy games, word games, board games, more!
bulletNerd Shirts and Other Gear
bulletMovies Featuring Gifted Kids (and Adults!)

June 2010  It's a "must read"... Is It A Cheetah? Recommended

June 2010  Looking for a good summer read?

For kids... Search by topic in the Hot Topics! Reading Lists...

bulletArts and Crafts including Origami
bulletBeing Gifted including Gifted and Learning Disabled
bulletEarly Readers, Biographies and Mathematics
bulletPuzzle Books, Vocabulary and Potpourri
bulletScience Fiction / Fantasy
bulletGirls and Young Women and Teen Boys
bulletSearch the best of the best: The Best of Hoagies' Shopping Guide: Kids & Teens Books Recommended

For adults... Tons of great gifted titles in Gifted Books

May 2010  Don't Miss...

Did you know? Recommended are links to the best internet research and articles on gifted education topics, Recommended are links to the most popular books and products for gifted children, their parents and teachers.  Don't miss any of these great resources!

bulletDon't Miss ... the Best of Hoagies' Gifted Education Page! Recommended
bullet Gifts for the Gifted: the Best of Hoagies' Shopping Guide Recommended

May 2010  Gifted Support for all!

bulletGifted Online Communities... Mailing Lists, Social Networking Groups, Blogs, Podcasts, Online Conferences
bulletGifted Conferences Real-life confererences
bulletInternational, National, State and Regional Gifted Organizations
bulletAnd don't forget to Support Hoagies' Gifted Education Page!

May 2010  Hoagies' Gifted Education Page depends on YOU for support!

bulletHoagies' Page accepts no paid advertising.
bulletDonate to Hoagies' Page, via PayPal Donate or directly by mail... About Hoagies' Page
bulletClick HERE before you shop, to send a percentage of your online shopping $ from any of our affiliate programs to support Hoagies' Page... at no cost to you.
bulletThanks!

April 2010  Don't Miss! the best of Kids & Teens: Links...

Visit the ever-changing list of "Don't Miss!" links, including...

March 2010  Characteristics of the Gifted Child

bulletIdentification
bullet Social and Emotional, with special topics Depression and Suicide and Grief & Mourning
bulletPersonality Type
bulletLearning Styles, including Visual-Spatial Learners
bulletPlus Perfectionism, Sensitivities, Underachiever and Impostor Syndrome
bullet"I Remember," "Musings on our report card," "Raising Robert,"and "We Call Her Chameleon..." Recommended

March 17 2010  Happy 13th Birthday Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

bulletRead Hoagies' Gifted: Who Am I?
bulletClick HERE before you shop, to send a percentage of your sales to support Hoagies' Page.  Thanks!

March 2010  Periodic Table of Elements

bulletThe Elements Recommended animation of Tom Lehrer's song...
bulletChem4Kids Periodic Table and the Elements
bulletChemiCool
bulletVisual Elements Periodic Table
bulletWooden Periodic Table Table and check out the "Hoagies" poster!
bulletWebElements

March 2010  Sensitivities of the Gifted...

bulletLiving With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults Recommended
bullet Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic Recommended
bulletADHD versus Overexcitabilities
bullet Dabrowski's Over-excitabilities, A Layman's Explanation
bullet Gifted and Sensitive
bullet Tips for parents of intense children

February 2010  Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism...

bullet1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders Recommended
bullet Asperger's: What Does It Mean to Me? Recommended
bullet Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome... Recommended
bullet Different Minds: Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and other LDs Recommended

February 2010  Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism...

bullet Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds Recommended a TED Talk
bullet Parallel Play Recommended
bullet Benny and Me: A Father Sees Himself Through his Aspergers Son Recommended
bullet Fitting In and Speaking Out Recommended
bulletThe Twice-Exceptional Child with Asperger Syndrome Recommended a Spotlight on 2e Booklet

February 2010 Differentiation of Instruction including...

bulletAcceleration Recommended a Position Statement of the NAGC
bulletAttention Teachers! Homogeneous is [not always] a bad word!
bullet Catering for Mathematically Gifted Elementary Students: Learning from Challenging Tasks
bulletGifted Readers and Reading Instruction Recommended
bullet Modifying Regular Classroom Curriculum for High Ability Students
bullet Twice Exceptional/Twice Successful: Back to School Strategies that Work Recommended
bullet Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers Recommended
bullet Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: best practices for the classroom Recommended

February 2010  You Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended

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The doctor tells your 5-year-old she will give him some goop to put in his sore eye, and he says, "Oh, you mean antibiotic ointment."

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Your 15-year-old follows you outside to talk to you in private, and checks that no one else is around, then starts jumping up and down and screeching!  Why?  Because it's a few days before she leaves for college, and she just found out that her faculty advisor is also teaching her Calculus III course, AND doing research on P-adic numbers systems!!!! -- Carolyn "what kind of number systems?" K.

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A sitter reads a story to your 2-year-old, with the words, "There was a blizzard outside, and it was snowing," and he comments, "That's redundant."

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Your homeschooled 12-year-old gets an A on his first college test and then comments, "I suppose I'm in trouble--now that you know I've been underachieving all these years." -- Norma

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Your 18-month-old walks from the garage saying "all done" with a screw driver in hand... and a wheel from the tricycle in the other. (yep! I got pictures and 2 neighbors as witnesses...) And yes, she took it all apart.

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...When you find "annular frivolity" on your grocery list. Okay, mine are 19 and 16, but still, I had to go look it up! -- Joni (Editor's note: click for your hint!)

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Your almost 6-year-old asks how much longer it will be till we get there and you answer, "we are going 70 miles an hour and it's 30 miles away," and she says, "oh.......27 minutes."

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I should have known my child was gifted years ago when her teacher complained that she tuned out during class, and seemed to have difficultly focusing on her work. Any parent that hands their 6-year-old a book about ADD/ADHD to read and see if it sound like them, should realize that their child is gifted!

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Your 7-year-old awakens in the night and you find her devouring the last chapter of the Harry Potter book she started reading earlier that day.

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Your 5½-year-old daughter announces: “I love you THIS much.” With the backs of her hands together.
     You see, “this means none” (palms together) “and this means infinity!” (backs of hands together). -- Ambre

February 2010  On A Lighter Note...

bullet Gifted Children's Bill of Rights Recommended
bulletThe Chaos compilation of crazy English...
bulletI never wanted to be one of THOSE moms Recommended
bulletOfficial Home Page of the PG Cult Recommended
bulletand A TAG Parable, The Lobotomized Weasel School of Writing, Tony
bulletand A School Year in the Life of a Gifted Child, NCLB: The Football Version, No Dentist Left Behind, Metaphorically Speaking

February 2010  On A Lighter Note...

bulletDoes Our Middle School Have ADHD?
bullet IEPs According to Dr. Seuss  and  If Dr. Seuss had a gifted child....
bullet rolling eyes Ridiculous Things I Heard Today Recommended  and  You Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended
bulletLiterature Abuse Once a relatively rare disorder...
bulletEducation Quotes and Gifted Education Quotes Recommended
bulletThe Legend of The Pink Monkey Recommended

January 2010  Hoagies' Kids & Teens Links

bullet 20Q Recommended the neural-net on the internet - how do they DO that? in Variety Store
bullet Nova Recommended companion websites to PBS Nova episodes, TONS more... in Natural Science, Science, Social Studies and Space
bulletMysterious Life of Caves and Pyramids—The Inside Story
bulletDiamond Deception and What's Up with the Weather?
bullet Instructables Recommended step-by-step collaboration: showing what you make and how others can make it, in Variety Store
bullet Poisson Rouge Recommended interactive games for our youngest - write simple music and play it back - alphabet where the xylophone really plays - visual brain teasers - and lots more! in Young Kids

January 2010  Hoagies' Kids & Teens Links

bulletXKCD Recommended a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language... this one caught my eye Useless (occasional pg13 content)
bullet Zomepad Modeling Software Recommended examine and build a new challenge every month!  Also Contributed Models... in Math and Variety Store
bulletOzy and Millie Recommended Where did they find 2 gifted kids for this strip?
bulletNew Year's Resolution speaks for itself :-)
bullet TextTwist Recommended Addictive! Rearrange the letters and make as many words as you can, in Interact! and For the Love of Words

January 2010  Hoagies' Kids & Teens Links

bullet Invention at Play Recommended from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention... in Science
bullet The Chaos Recommended Which rhymes with enough - Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough? in For the Love of Words
bullet User Friendly Recommended the computer geek's comic strip - literally!, in Cartoons
bullet Conceptis Puzzles Recommended logic puzzles, including pixel puzzles, Sudoku, Kakuro, Battleship... in Brain Teasers: Logic & Critical Thinking
bullet The Elements Recommended animation of Tom Lehrer's song..., in Science: Periodic Table
bullet blobs.org Recommended Is science baffling? Struggling to understand? blobs.org is here to help! in Science

January 2010  International Exchange Programs

bulletCongress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (Germany)
bulletMichigan-Shiga Sister State Program (Japan)
bulletSchool Year Abroad (SYA) (various countries)
bulletand more...

January 2010  Hoagies' Kids & Teens Links

Google Tools, always Free, including...

bullet Google Earth Recommended combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips, now including the Oceans and Mars!, in Geography and Variety Store
bullet Google Sightseeing Recommended "Why bother seeing the world for real?" The world will never be the same! in Geography
bulletTons more including Google Chrome browser, Google Calendar, Google SketchUp build 3D models, Google Scholar search scholarly papers, Google Picasa photo manager and editor, and many more!

December 2009  Hoagies' Kids & Teens Links

bullet Cogito.org Recommended news and features, questions and answers, even mentors, in math and science! in Math and Science
bullet NameVoyager Recommended where does your name rank throughout history? in Social Studies
bullet Geocaching Recommended the Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site - check the new wave in scavenger hunting!
bullet Fantastic Contraption Recommended A fun online physics puzzle game - I can't say it better!, in Physics and Interact!
bulletAlice Recommended Learn to Program Interactive 3D Graphics - easy enough for gifted elementary kids, advertised for middle school through college (from Carnegie Mellon University)
bullet Storytelling Alice create animated stories (for the younger crowd)

December 2009  Hoagies' Kids & Teens Links

Some of the very "coolest" links, straight from the pages of Hoagies' Kids & Teens Links...

bullet TED Recommended Ideas Worth Sharing," in Variety Store, including...
bullet Theo Jansen: The art of creating creatures Recommended in Art, Theater, Music
bulletPhotoSynth (based on SeaDragon) in Computers
bullet Powers of Ten Recommended View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from Earth. Then zoom towards Earth... in Natural Science and Space
bullet Planarity Game Recommended in Interact! and Math
bullet JuggleMaster Recommended download in Variety Store

December 2009  Smart Toys and Games from Smart Toy Companies

bullet 10 Days in Africa Recommended by Out of the Box
bulletThe 24 Game Recommended including Add / Subtract Primer, Single Digits, Double Digits, Fractions / Decimals, Algebra / Exponents, Variables
bullet Blokus Recommended
bullet Chrononauts Recommended by Looney Labs
bulletFluxx 4.0 Recommended by Looney Labs

December 2009  Smart Toys and Games from Smart Toy Companies

bullet Fractiles-7 Recommended magnetic symmetry tiles by Fractiles
bullet Gemlok Recommended by Pywacket LLC
bullet Jurassic Jumble Recommended by Set Enterprises (or from Amazon)
bullet Kapla Blocks Recommended by Kapla
bullet Keesdrow Deluxe Recommended by Pywacket LLC
bullet Khet Recommended the Laser game by Deflexion

December 2009  Smart Toys and Games from Smart Toy Companies

Hoagies' family favorites!

bullet Math Dice Recommended (ages 8+) by ThinkFun
bullet Oops Recommended by Fox Mind Games
bulletSET Recommended by Set Enterprises
bullet Settlers of Catan Recommended by Mayfair Games
bulletZome System Recommended Bubble Kit, Explorer Kit, Adventurer Kit, Pioneer Kit, DNA Kit, Creator Kit

December 2009  RecommendedGifts for the Gifted: the Best of Hoagies' Shopping Guide Recommended

The very best books, toys, educational products, movies, and other gifted resources, including...

bullet Smart Toys and Games and Software Favorites
bulletNerd Shirts and Music for the Gifted Mind
bulletKids and Teens Magazines and Journals and Magazines on Gifted
bulletMovies Featuring Gifted Characters
bulletKids & Teens Books and Books for Parents & Professionals
bulletEducational Products and 2E (Twice Exceptional) Products
bulletCurriculum Resources and Homeschool Curricula

November 2009  Professional Development Good and Free, including...

bullet Gifted Education Professional Development Package Recommended
bullet Introduction to Gifted Education - What you must know to affect change
bullet Developing Mathematical Talent: They Don't Have to Be Bored to Tears
bullet Gifted and Talented Education: Seminar Series

November 2009 Myths, Arguments and Red Herrings...

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The Myths of Gifted Education: A Contemporary View Recommended issue of NAGC's Gifted Child Quarterly (FREE for limited time)

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Myths about Gifted Students Recommended

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Distinguishing Myths From Realities: NRC/GT Research Recommended

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Competing with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students Recommended

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The Concept of Grouping in Gifted Education In Search of Reality: Unraveling the Myths about Tracking, Ability Grouping and the Gifted Recommended

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Home Room: Debunking the myths of home schooling, in Home Schooling

November 2009  Shop Hoagies' Page while you shop!

With no product advertising or grants, Hoagies' Page depends on you for its support.  You can support Hoagies' Page by making your purchases through our affiliates programs.  Click on our links to Amazon, MindWare, Highlights, Barnes & Noble, Discovery Channel Store or dozens of other affiliates before you put your items into your shopping cart.  It costs nothing extra, and Hoagies' Page gets a few cents of each purchase.  Click on Support Hoagies' Page! for more easy ways to support Hoagies' Gifted Education Page.

November-December 2009 Webinars... online conferences

Save travel $ and valuable time with an on-line interactive conference...

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SENG Webinar Program
bulletNovember 19, 7:30 p.m. EST, "Individual Assessment of Gifted Children and Adolescents " with Edward Amend

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WOW! NAGC Webinars On Wednesdays
bullet November 18, 7 p.m. EST, "Guidelines for Developing an Acceleration Policy" with Nicholas Colangelo
bulletDecember 9, 7 p.m. EST, "Program Evaluation: Collecting the Right Data" with Ann Robinson
bullet December 16, 7 p.m. EST, Parents Night: "The Power of Advocacy" with Del Siegle

bulletUC Irvine Extension Gifted And Talented Education Online Mini-series
bulletNovember 11, 8-9 p.m. PST, "Gainfully Gifted: Recognizing and Living with Your Child’s Strengths and Talents," with Darlene Boyd
bulletNovember 18, 8-9 p.m. PST, "Ending the Homework Hassle: Cultivating Scholarly Traits in Gifted Students," with Katie Hickox

November 2009  More Things to remember...

bullet Legend of the Pink Monkey Recommended, in On A Lighter Note...
bullet"Play Partner" or "Sure Shelter"? Why gifted children prefer older friends.., in Highly, Exceptionally, and Profoundly Gifted
bulletProbably the best thing I have ever done..., in Success Stories
bulletAcceleration Recommended, in Academic Acceleration
bulletAbility Grouping Recommended, in Grouping Gifted Children

October 2009  Things to remember...

bullet Wrightslaw's Letter to a Stranger Recommended, in Twice Exceptional and Gifted Advocacy
bullet Gifted Children's Bill of Rights Recommended, in On A Lighter Note...
bulletCompeting with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students Recommended, in Gifted Advocacy
bulletChildren & Nature Network’s Research and Studies, in Parenting Gifted Children
bulletThe effects of acceleration on the social and emotional development of gifted students, in Academic Acceleration

October 2009  Twice Exceptional Stories...

bullet Benny and Me: A Father Sees Himself Through his Aspergers Son Recommended
bullet Raising My Twice-Exceptional Children... Not What I Signed Up For!
bulletAn Anomaly: Parenting a Twice Exceptional Girl
bulletMy Mockingbird
bulletStones Across the River: an Analogy on the Twice-Exceptional Child and School
bullet Introducing... Ocelot Recommended
bullet Derek's Story
bulletIf Gifted = Asynchronous Development, then Gifted/Special Needs = Asynchrony Squared

October 2009  More Frequently Answered Questions

bulletMetaphorically Speaking: Great Metaphors for Gifted Education
bulletAdvocating for a Grade Skip: A Portfolio of Research  and  How Squid Got Skipped: The Book of Squid
bulletWhat is Highly Gifted? Exceptionally Gifted? Profoundly Gifted? And What Does It Mean? Recommended
bulletWhy should I have my child tested? Recommended
bulletWhy do my child's test scores vary from test to test? Recommended
bulletHow Can I Prepare My Child for Testing?

October 2009  Frequently Answered Questions

bulletAcronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know... Recommended
bulletGrade Levels of Reading Books: How Can You Tell? Recommended
bulletStruggle, Challenge and Meaning: The Education of a Gifted Child Recommended  and  Leave No Gifted Child Behind Recommended
bulletWhy Memorize Math Facts? Recommended
bulletA September Secret Recommended  and  Do I Stay or Do I Go?
bulletThe Least-Worst Educational Option  and  Horizontal "enrichment" vs. vertical "acceleration"

September 2009  Gifted Blogs

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2eeducator: Unexpected Gifts: Discovering and Nurturing the Strengths in Every Child Recommended

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Unwrapping the Gifted Recommended an EdWeek blog

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Eide Neurolearning Blog Recommended learning, learning differences and disabilities...

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Gifted Children Information Blog a Prufrock Press blog

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Buns of Strudel's Nerd Notes Mom's blog of daily life as, and with, nerds...

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The "More" Child Extreme giftedness…as seen from the DC suburbs...

September 2009  Arguments and Red Herrings

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Distinguishing Myths From Realities: NRC/GT Research Recommended

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All Children Are Gifted and A Response to the "All Children are Gifted" Comment Recommended

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Using Current Research to Make Good Decisions About Grouping Recommended

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The Tracking and Ability Grouping Debate

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Recounting Multiple Intelligences

August 2009  Curriculum Resources

Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Recommended by Michael Clay Thompson, from Royal Fireworks Press

I don't know how to explain MCT's curriculum, except to say... gifted students, no matter where their gifts lie, need this curriculum.  I had the honor of hearing Michael speak about his Grammar Voyage and The Magic Lens grammar curricula and Practice Sentence student workbook series... and I was enthralled.  Please know, I am a math-y and a computer geek - I do not do language arts, if I can help it.  But this curriculum made grammar interesting to me!  Word Within The Word offers middle and secondary level, vocabulary-building curriculum that is like no other.  Sentence Island, Paragraph Town and Essay Voyage form the elementary writing curriculum.  And there's much more... investigate all the Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum. And read Cathy Duffy reviews... Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts

August 2009  PC Security Recommended  Don't risk your PC and your identity!

bulletRunning a top-rated anti-virus program like Kaspersky, Avira (free version available!), AVG (also free version!) or Trend Micro, or are you still running old McAfee, Norton or Norman?
bulletVirus definitions AND your virus engine updated daily?
bulletUpdate and run Malwarebytes' and Spybot today?
bulletIf you can't remember to run it regularly, purchase Malwarebytes' and it will update and run automatically!
bulletWindows Defender running on your system, but no other memory-resident anti-spyware programs?
bulletThe new pop-up windows to infect your PC with malware impressive - have you clicked on any by mistake?
bulletWhen did you last back up your hard drive?
bulletThree friends have been attacked by malware this week alone! Follow these PC Security steps to protect your PC, your privacy, and your identity!

August 2009 -- collected by Carolyn K.

bulletRidiculous Things I Heard Today
bulletYou Know You're the Parent of a Gifted Child When... and More...
bulletAcronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know
bulletKids & Teens: Hot Topics! Reading Lists
bulletGifted Education Quotes and Education Quotes

July 2009  Hot Topics! Kids and Teens reading lists...

bullet Arts and Crafts
bullet Graphic Novels and Cartoons
bullet Geography / Political Science
bulletHorribles!
bullet Mathematics / Programming
bullet Puzzle Books
bullet Teen Boys
bulletBeing Gifted / Social Stuff
bulletClassic Fiction / Poetry
bulletGirls and Young Women
bullet Inventions / Physics
bullet Mystery
bullet Science / Genetics
bullet Why?? / Vocabulary
bullet Biographies
bulletEarly Readers
bulletHistory / Philosophy
bullet Klutz Books
bullet Potpourri
bullet Science Fiction / Fantasy

July 2009  Total Solar Eclipse tomorrow (tonight, for U.S.!)

Visit the Exploratorium for great information and links to live feeds.  Totality begins at 20:14 EST this evening, July 21.  Also explore past eclipses, investigate eclipse photography, and more.

July 2009  The Cheetah is on Twitter!

You can read our tweets (this is the new lingo) @HoagiesGifted.  Also find other great gifted resources, including @DukeTIP, @NAGCGifted, @joelmcintosh (Prufrock Press), and more.  Search on #gifted for topical posts, too. Enjoy!

July 2009 Reading Lists

bulletScholastic BookWizard BookAlike Recommended
bulletFor when you need it... Grief and Grieving Recommended
bullet 101 Out-Of-This-World Books For Kids Ages 8-13

July 2009 -- articles by Carolyn K.

bulletWhat Do the Tests Tell Us?
bulletWhy Should I Have My Child Tested?
bulletWhy do my child's test scores vary from test to test?
bulletWhat is Highly Gifted? Exceptionally Gifted? Profoundly Gifted?
bulletOptimum IQ: My Experience as a Too Gifted Adult
bulletReading Levels of Children's Books: How Can You Tell?
bulletShort Answers for why our children are grade accelerated
bulletSnappy Comebacks for grade accelerated children

June 2009  Articles by Carolyn K.

bullet Gifted 101: A Guide for First Time Visitors and Gifted 102: The Next Steps
bullet How to Become an Educational Advocate
bullet Never Say Bored!
bullet Least-Worst Educational Option
bullet How Can I Choose a School for my Gifted Child?
bullet Is Gifted Education Elitist?
bullet On EPGY

June 2009  (Early) College Planning and Success Stories

bullet Acceleration: Valuable High School to College Option
bullet After-school activity? Try college
bullet But What About the Prom? Students' Perceptions of Early College Entrance
bullet An Eight-Year Evaluation of SMPY: What Was Learned?
bullet Keeping Their Talents Alive: Young Women's Assessment of Radical, Post-Secondary Acceleration

June 2009  Role Models!

bulletGrade Skipped and Successful Individuals who skipped one or more grades, and are successful in their fields... from scientist to actress to Nobel Prize winners...
bullet Notable Homeschoolers So many children throughout modern history have been home schooled, and then become highly successful members of our society...
bullet2e = Exceptional Squared! Successful people who have capitalized on their exceptional learning styles!

May 2009  Summer and Saturday Programs

bulletTime to Start Thinking About Summer!
bulletSummer and Saturday Programs include programs in nearly every state, with price range from free and up
bulletand two unusual favorites... Yunasa Summer Institute for the Gifted and Recommended and Satori camp Recommended

March 2009  Free Resources!

bullet(Free!) Materials for the Gifted Classroom
bulletInternet Investigations
bullet(Free) Online High School Courses
bulletFree Online Text Materials

March 17 2009  Happy 12th  Birthday Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

bulletRead Hoagies' Gifted: Who Am I?
bulletCelebrate with us, and leave your comments on the Prairie Visions Blog
bulletClick HERE before you shop, to send a percentage of your sales to support Hoagies' Page.  Thanks!

March 2009  New Spotlight on 2e Booklets Recommended from 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

A series of easy-to-read, information-rich booklets on 2e topics that answer all the tough questions and provide a terrific set of resources for additional information. Available:
bulletUnderstanding your Twice-Exceptional Student (for educators)
bulletParenting Your Twice-Exceptional Child (for parents)
bulletThe Twice-Exceptional Child with Asperger Syndrome
bulletGuiding the Twice-exception Child: A Collection of Columns by Meredith Warshaw
bulletThe 2e Reading Guide: Essential Books for Understanding the Twice-exceptional Child

Also visit the 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter blog!

March 2009  Gifted Conferences in March and April

bulletNational Conference on Gifted Education March 13 - 15, New Zealand
bullet 1st Joint NACE - Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Gifted and Talented Conferences 18 March, London, England
bullet Best Practices Institute March 19 - 21, Charlottesville VA
bulletASPEN Spring Conference March 22, Iselin NJ
bulletNorth Carolina Association of Gifted & Talented (NCAGT/PAGE) March 25 - 27, Winston-Salem
bullet The Second National Symposium on Assessing Gifted Learners March 27, Van Nuys CA
bullet Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented 2009 Parent Institute: Parenting High Ability Children March 28, ASU
bullet Carrollton-Farmers Branch Association for the Gifted and Talented (C-FB AGT) Spring Symposium on Gifted Education March 28, Carrollton TX
bulletOhio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC)  Teacher Academy March 30 - 31, Columbus
bulletTAGT Leadership Conference March 30 - 31, Texas
bulletCEC Convention and Expo April 1 - 4, Seattle WA
bulletA Day with Professor Francoys Gagné April 2, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
bullet cSPLASH! April 4, New York NY
bulletStanford SPLASH! April 4 - 5, Stanford CA
bulletHawaii Gifted Association: Leaders In 2009 April 10 - 11, CA (not HI!)
bulletPennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) April 16 - 18, Valley Forge
bullet Beyond IQ (BIQ) Boston April 17-19, Billerica MA
bullet10th National Conference for Local Authorities 23 April, Leamington Spa, England
bullet Montana AGATE Spring Conference April 23 - 25, Missoula MT
bullet American Mensa Mind Games April 24 - 26, Cincinnati OH
bullet Annual Gifted Girls Conference April 30, Dallas TX

February-March 2009  Don't Miss! the best Kids & Teens: Links...

Visit the ever-changing list of "Don't Miss!" links.

February 2009  Acronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know... Recommended

bulletDid you DS take the SB-5 and score a FS 135?  Perhaps you suspect his CAPD or NVLD lowered the score?  Or maybe you just want to find out more about CTY, TIP or CTD? 
bulletWhat's the best strategy for your child: Grouping, DT-PI, Acceleration, or a Magnet school?  If your child is Dually Identified, is she covered under IDEA, a 504, IEP, or GIEP?
bulletConfused?  Skim Acronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know... to find out what these and other acronyms and terms mean, and where to find more information...

February 2009  Gifted Adolescents

bullet The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook Recommended
bullet College Planning for Gifted Students Recommended
bullet Aspects of personality and peer relations of extremely talented adolescents
bullet Gifted kids at risk: Who's listening?
bullet Parenting Gifted Adolescents
bulletAlso visit Middle School and Depression and Suicide

February 2009  Bullies...

bullet Gifted children especially vulnerable to effects of bullying
bullet What can I do if I am being bullied?
bulletStop Bullying Now
bullet Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain
bullet Taking the Bully by the Horns 
bullet The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence

February 2009 Special Topics...

bulletGifted Students at Risk
bulletEnglish Language Learners (ESL)
bulletGender Issues
bulletGifted Adults

January 2008 Special Topics...

bullet Humanities Gifted
bullet Science Gifted
bullet Math Gifted
bullet Musically Gifted
bullet Gifted Leadership
bullet Creatively Gifted
bullet Technologically Gifted
bullet Philosophy

January 2008  Twice Exceptional...

bullet 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter Recommended and Spotlight on 2e Booklets Recommended
bullet Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults Recommended
bullet The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success Recommended
bulletOSEP Policy Letter Re: Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Recommended
bullet Introducing... Ocelot Recommended
bullet Your Child's Disorder May Be Yours, Too Recommended

January 2008  Gifted Blogs...

bullet Unwrapping the Gifted Recommended by Tamara Fisher, K-12 gifted education specialist
bulletGifted Exchange by Laura Vanderkam, co-author of Genius Denied Recommended
bulletEide Neurolearning Blog Recommended by Brock and Fernette Eide, authors of The Mislabeled Child Recommended
bullet...and many others, click Gifted Blogs to read them all!

January 2008  Twice Exceptional...

bulletAD/HD
bulletAsperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
bulletAuditory Processing (APD / CAPD)
bulletDyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
bulletNonverbal Learning Disabilities
bulletOppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
bulletSensory Integration (SI)
bulletVisual Processing
bulletTwice Exceptional and College
bullet2E Products and 2E Books
bullet2e = Exceptional Squared!

January 2009  Early (or Late) Kindergarten, including...

bullet Still! Unacceptable Trends in Kindergarten Entry and Placement Recommended
bullet Selection of Candidates for Early Admission to Kindergarten and First Grade Recommended
bullet NASP Position Statement on Student Grade Retention and Social Promotion
bulletA Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended

Recommended December 2008 Gifts for the Gifted: Hoagies' Shopping Guide

bulletHot Topics! books recommended by kids, for kids, listed by topic first, then age, plus Magazines for gifted kids of all ages
bulletSmart Toys perennial favorites of gifted kids
bullet Software Favorites with a shelf-life of greater than a day
bullet Nerd Shirts cool T-shirts and more!
bulletMovies featuring gifted characters, and Music an eclectic mix of gifted-friendly music
bulletGifted Books and Journals gifted reading list for adults
bulletGifts to Share sometimes gifts to share with others are the best gifts of all!

December 2008  Magazines for Gifted Kids (and Adults!)

bullet Babybug, Ladybug, Spider, Cricket and Cicada - Reading for all ages
bullet Kids Discover - History and current interests, all wonderful topics, no repeats
bullet Puzzlemania, Mathmania and Top Secret Adventures from Highlights
bullet Click, Ask and Muse - Smithsonian science and exploration
bullet Make: Technology on Your Time - Do it yourself technology - wow!
bullet New Moon: A Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams

November 2008  Smart Toys for Gifted Kids (and Adults)...
Lots of holiday gift ideas, featuring old favorites and great new toys and games that you won't find everywhere else, many from small toy companies!

bulletSmart Board Games
bulletSmart Card Games
bulletClassic Smart Games
bulletSmart Construction Toys
bulletSmart Math Games
bulletMiscellaneous Smart Toys
bulletSmart Paper-n-Pencil Toys
bulletHot Topics Reading List: Puzzle Books
bulletSmart Family & Party Games
bulletSmart Strategy Games
bulletSmart Toys for Young Children
bulletSmart Word Games
bulletSmart Toy Companies

October 2008 Curriculum Modifications that Work: Grouping Gifted Children

bullet The Concept of Grouping in Gifted Education In Search of Reality: Unraveling the Myths about Tracking, Ability Grouping and the Gifted Recommended
bulletThe elephant in the classroom Recommended
bullet The Relationship of Grouping Practices to the Education of the Gifted and Talented Learner Recommended
bullet Research Synthesis on Gifted Provisions Recommended
bullet The Effects of Group Composition on Gifted and Non-Gifted Elementary Students in Cooperative Learning Groups
bullet The Effects of Grouping and Curricular Practices on Intermediate Students' Math Achievement

October 2008  Curriculum Modifications that Work: Differentiation of Instruction plus these great books...

bullet Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use Recommended by Winebrenner
bullet Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom: Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Ages 4-9 by Smutny, Walker, Meckstroth
bullet Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5 Recommended by Smutny, Walker, Meckstroth
bullet Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School Recommended by Halsted

September 2008  Multiplication Links and Products

bulletMathgym! Click on Mathgym Arcade for great interactive games, including Multiplication Invaders!
bulletMath Games Space Shuttle, Save the Math Apple, Math Tunnel Blaster (+ - × ÷), and more...
bulletMultiplication: An Adventure in Number Sense there are only about 13 facts that you may want to memorize!
bullet FlashMaster A toy, a learning tool... both
bullet Schoolhouse Rock! Special 30th Anniversary Edition - DVD collection
bullet Times Tables the Fun Way! a fun pictorial method of learning the multiplication facts

September 2008  Full Text Search!

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page has a full text search function on every page.  Look in the upper right corner of every page, and type the word or phrase you're looking for into the search box.  Click "Go" and find all occurrences of that word or term on Hoagies' pages.  Just click on the one you're looking for, and Voila -- you've found your answer!

September 2008  Depression and Suicide and Grief and Mourning...

If depression or thoughts or fears of suicide affect you or your child, giftedness doesn't matter.  First, take action: call a professional, intervene.  Next, use these resources, to again find a positive direction in your life... Depression and Suicide

Whether it is the death of a friend or relative, a stranger in another land, or a beloved pet, death affects gifted children with a depth and power that often takes us by surprise.  Grief and Mourning includes books and resources that gifted parents and professionals have found useful...

August 2008  Gifted Books and Hot Topics Reading List: On Being Gifted

bullet Smart Talk: What Kids Say About Growing Up Gifted Recommended and More Than a Test Score: Teens Talk About Being Gifted, Talented, or Otherwise Extra-ordinary Recommended by Shultz & Delisle
bullet Get Off My Brain: A Survival Guide for Lazy* Students (*Bored, Frustrated, and Otherwise Sick of School) by McCutcheon
bullet Mad: How to Deal With Your Anger and Get Respect by Crist
bullet Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Recommended by Esham
bullet The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Ages 10 and Under) Recommended by Galbraith
bullet The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook Recommended by Galbraith & Delisle

August 2008  Professional Development including...

Miraca U.M. Gross and the University of Sydney present Gifted Education Professional Development Package Recommended

bulletResearch-based essential information teachers need; definitions; levels and types of giftedness; subjective and objective identification procedures; social and emotional characteristics and needs; underachievement; teaching strategies and methods of curriculum differentiation to enhance the learning in the mainstream classroom; practical strategies for establishment and monitoring of ability, achievement or interest grouping in classes, and the many forms of accelerated progression through schooling.  Offered for three instructional ranges; early childhood, primary and secondary grade levels. Don't let the Australian byline distract you; this is international professional development at its best!

August 2008  Ready-to-serve Instruction!

bullet(Free) Online High School Courses
bulletInternet Investigations also free!
bulletLesson Plan Collections
bulletIndividual Lesson Plans
bulletCurriculum Resources
bulletHomeschool Curricula

August 2008  Highly Gifted observations by Kathi Kearney

bulletThe 10 most commonly asked questions about highly gifted children Recommended
bulletDiscrimination against Excellence
bulletThe Highly Gifted Recommended Understanding Our Gifted columns 1988 to 1990
bullet School Placement   and   The Early College Option
bulletHighly Gifted and the Press   and   Homeschooling
bulletDiscrimination Against Excellence   and more...
bulletParenting highly gifted children: The challenges, the joys, the unexpected surprises

July 2008  Resources from the SENG Conference

bullet Gifted Children's Bill of Rights Recommended by Del Siegle
bullet The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance Recommended by Josh Waitzkin
bulletthe Zabbit by Jim Walkow (or from Amazon)
bullet SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Annual Conference July 17 - 19, 2009 Orlando, Florida
bullet18th Biennial World Conference for Gifted and Talented Children August 3 - 7, 2009 "Promoting the Dream," Vancouver, Canada

July 2008  Highly Gifted research by Miraca Gross

bullet Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Students: An Underserved Population Recommended
bullet Factors in the Social Adjustment and Social Acceptability of Extremely Gifted Children Recommended
bulletFrom "the saddest sound" to the D Major chord: The gift of accelerated progression Recommended
bullet "Play Partner" or "Sure Shelter"? Why gifted children prefer older friends.. Recommended
bullet Small poppies: Highly gifted children in the early years Recommended
bullet Exceptionally Gifted Children Recommended
bullet Gifted Education Professional Development Package Recommended

July 2008  Identification including...

bullet Distinguishing Myths From Realities: NRC/GT Research Recommended
bulletGiftedness: The view from within Recommended
bulletGiftedness and the Gifted: What's It All About?
bullet Is It A Cheetah? Recommended
bullet Teacher Bias in Identifying Gifted and Talented Students
bulletWhen talent masks learning disability (read more at Twice Exceptional)

June 2008  (Early) College Planning and Success Stories

bulletThe Early College Option
bulletThoughts on College Planning for PG-lets
bulletEarly College Entrance Programs
bulletCollege Summer Research Programs
bulletGrade Skipped and Successful

June 2008  Summer Reading for Teachers and Parents... Gifted Books!

bulletBeing Smart about Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parents Recommended
bullet Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, And Other Disorders Recommended
bulletA Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended
bullet On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children Recommended
bullet A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children Recommended
bullet Parent's Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education Recommended
bullet Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual; A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration Recommended

June 2008  Distance Learning Programs

bullet Can distance learning meet the needs of gifted elementary math students?
bullet Gifted Adolescents' Talent Development Through Distance Learning
bullet Online learning: A smart way to nurture gifted kids
bullet Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)
bullet CTY Distance Education Math and Computer Science
bulletCenter for Talent Development (CTD): Gifted LearningLinks
bulletALEKS Recommended  and eIMACS (Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science) Recommended
bullet Free Online High School Courses Recommended

May 2008  Gifted Underachievers including...

bullet Motivational Paralysis Recommended
bullet Underachievement from the Inside Out Recommended
bulletDealing with the Stereotype of Underachievement
bullet Gifted and Learning Disabled: Twice Exceptional Students
bulletLearning in School
bulletOvercoming Underachievement

May 2008  Support Hoagies' Gifted Education Page!

Please consider a donation to Hoagies' Gifted Education Page for...

$1000 legal & application fees for Hoagies' Page to become 501(c)3
$500 airfare to speak at a national conference
$480 a year of link-checking service, to report all bad links
$300 certificates and mailing to the runners-up in our annual Gifted Teacher and Administrator of the Year Contest!
$60 shipping for the winners' packages Meet the Winners!
$60 a year of website hosting
$60 one year of domain registration (domain registration went up!)

May 2008  Keep up-to-date with Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

Subscribe to What's New on Hoagies' Gifted Education Page? RSS feed Recommended [Valid RSS]  Get updates in your RSS Reader each time Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is updated.  If you don't already have an RSS Reader, consider Add to Google  or BlogLines.  These readers keep track of all your blogs and feeds, and show you what's new since the last time you read each one.

May 2008  Characteristics of the Gifted including...

bullet Sensitivities and Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities (OE's)
bullet Perfectionism
bullet Underachievers
bullet Impostor Syndrome
bulletLearning Styles and Visual-Spatial Learners
bulletPersonality Types

May 2008  On A Lighter Note including...

bullet Gifted Children's Bill of Rights Recommended
bulletAll Children Are Gifted Recommended
bulletThe Legend of The Pink Monkey Recommended
bulletIf Dr. Seuss had a gifted child...
bullet rolling eyes Ridiculous Things I Heard Today Recommended
bullet Education Quotes and Gifted Education Quotes Recommended
bulletYou Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended

May 2008  Share Hoagies' Gifted Education Page!

Print Hoagies' Business Cards to share, on your own printer and Avery 8371 (or similar) business cards (requires Adobe Reader)


Shop Hoagies' Gifted Online Store and share Hoagies' mugs, t-shirts, bumper stickers, tote bags and more...

April 2008  Inventory of Tests

bulletStanford-Binet 5th edition
bulletWechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV)
bulletWoodcock Johnson (WJ-III)
bulletCognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
bulletOtis Lennon School Abilities Test
bullet... and lots more!

April 2008  Testing and Assessment

bullet Testing Your Gifted Child: A Springboard for Effective Advocacy
bullet What Do the Tests Tell Us? Recommended
bullet How legitimate is the Flynn effect for the gifted? Recommended
bullet IQ Subtest Analysis: Clinical Acumen or Clinical Illusion? Recommended
bullet Parent's Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education Recommended
bulletAn Inventory of Tests Recommended

March 2008  Meet the Winners in the 2007 Teacher / Administrator of the Year Contest

bulletDr. Rosemary Daniels, Head of School, The Weiss School
bulletAbby Hayes, Teacher, Oxford Park Academy
bulletMaureen Glassberg, Elementary Teacher, Eagle Elementary

Special Thanks to our sponsors for the 2007 Contest: Prufrock Press, MindWare, 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter, Zome Systems, Zanca, Out of the Box Publishing, Great Potential Press, University of Utah, Division of Family and Consumer Studies and Nathan Levy Associates.  Remember to support our sponsors when you do your gifted shopping.

Don't forget to nominate your teacher or administrator for the 2008 Gifted Teacher / Administrator of the Year Contest.  Please contact Carolyn K. to sponsor our 2008 Contest.

March 2008  Favorite Educational Products

bullet The 24 Game Recommended including Single Digits, Fractions / Decimals and Algebra / Exponents
bullet Challenge Math Recommended and The Ten Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know (But are Rarely Taught) by Ed Zaccaro
bullet Descartes' Cove Recommended software from Johns Hopkins CTY
bullet Equate Recommended math Scrable-style
bullet SET Recommended and Quiddler Recommended card games for fun and learning
bulletand more...

March 17 2008  Happy 11th  Birthday Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

bulletRead Hoagies' Gifted: Who Am I?
bulletClick HERE before you shop, to send a percentage of your sales to support Hoagies' Page.  Thanks!

March 2008  Acronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know Recommended

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You've been told to apply to CTY and DITD for their YS program... confused yet?

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Did your child take the CogAT, the OLSAT or the WISC-IV?

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Is your friend telling you about her DD or DS or DH?  Does she HTH?  Or tell you YMMV?

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All the Acronyms and Terms you need to know in gifted education!

February-March 2008  Other Multiplication Products, sure to help kids learn their facts, using electronic, board and card games, DVDs and audio CDs, and books and software!

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The 24 Game Recommended start with the Add / Subtract Primer or Multiply / Divide Primer versions, then move up to Single Digits and beyond!

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Math Shark quizzes kids on +-*/ , fraction, decimals, or percentages with eight skill levels in each category

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Schoolhouse Rock! Special 30th Anniversary Edition - DVD collection featuring ALL the Schoolhouse Rock videos

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FlashMaster by FlashMaster, Inc. Replaces flash cards for +-*/ facts. Optional timer, sounds. Run missed problems, change problem format, put the "variable" in any position. Fun for all, even 2e... PC Magazine review

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Quarter Mile Math Math practice software...

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4 Way Countdown Practice +-*/ skills by using the numbers on the dice. The first to flip over all 10 numbered keys wins this board game...

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Times Tables the Fun Way! pictorial method of learning the multiplication facts (also Addition the Fun Way!)

February 2008  Gifted Underachievement...

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Underachievement from the Inside Out Recommended

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Giftedness and Academic Underachievement: What lies beneath

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Gifted underachievement: oxymoron or educational enigma?

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The Miseducation of Our Gifted Children

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Motivational Paralysis Recommended Use Caveney's flowchart of underachievement to locate yourself in the process, and STOP!

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Overcoming Underachievement

February 2008  Musical Fun in Hoagies' Kids & Teens: Links

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The Galaxy Song Flash animation of the Eric Idle classic, seen in The Meaning of Life..., in Kids & Teens: Space

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The Elements Recommended animation of Tom Lehrer's song..., in Kids & Teens Science: Periodic Table

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The Elements, in You Know You're the Parent of a Gifted Child When...

January 2008  Professional Development

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Developing Mathematical Talent: They Don't Have to Be Bored to Tears

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Gifted Education Professional Development Package Recommended

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Introduction to Gifted Education - What you must know to affect change

January 2008  Gifted Blogs

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Eide Neurolearning Blog Recommended commentary on learning, learning differences and disabilities, including gifted and visual learners, autism, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, sensory, visual, or auditory processing difficulties and more...

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Gifted Children Information Blog by Carol Fertig, Prufrock Press

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Gifted Exchange by Laura Vanderkam, co-author of Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds

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Unwrapping the Gifted Recommended K-12 gifted education specialist Tamara Fisher discusses news and developments, and offers advice for gifted teachers.  An EdWeek blog...

January 2008  Acronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know Recommended

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From GAI to SEM...

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From WISC to SB...

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From CTY to CTD to TIP...

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Plus DD (and DH, DS, DW) to YMMV and HTH

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All the Acronyms and Terms you need to know in gifted education!

January 2008  Gifts for the Gifted: the Best of Hoagies' Shopping Guide

Start your shopping here for the best educational products, curriculum, toys, software, books for kids and adults, magazines, journals, "nerd" gear, and more... from all of Hoagies' Gifted Education Page.

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The 24 Game Recommended

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Apples to Apples, Apple Crate Edition Recommended

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Life of Fred Recommended

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Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Recommended

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Being Smart about Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parents Recommended

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A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children Recommended

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Spotlight on 2e Booklets Recommended

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Ask and Muse and Kids Discover and Scientific American Mind magazines

January 2008  Don't Miss... the Best of Hoagies' Gifted Education Page!

Don't Miss... a great place to start your visit to Hoagies' Page.  Read the best articles, explore the best links, and find the best academic programs, contests & scholarships, reading lists, humor and more... from the entire site.

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Achievement Trap: How America Is Failing Millions of High-Achieving Students from Lower-Income Families Recommended

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Are you Quick Smart or Multiple Thought Impaired? (The Positives of having ADD) Recommended

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Competing with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students Recommended

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The effects of acceleration on the social and emotional development of gifted students Recommended

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Motivational Paralysis Recommended

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Optimum Intelligence: My Experience as a Too Gifted Adult... Recommended

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Radical acceleration and early entry to college: A review of the research Recommended

December 2007  Gifted Underachievers...

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Motivational Paralysis Recommended

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Underachievement from the Inside Out Recommended

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Dealing with the Stereotype of Underachievement

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The Miseducation of Our Gifted Children

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Overcoming Underachievement

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Promoting a positive achievement attitude with gifted and talented students

December 2007  Gifted Teacher and Administrator of the Year Contest!

Thanks to the generous donations of our contest supporters, two talented teachers and one admirable administrator of the gifted will receive winners' packages including...

bulletPrufrock Press - teacher / administrator resource books, Journal of Advanced Academics issues, Learning Links books (3 each)
bulletMindWare - Qwirkle101.3 ways to Create Imaginative Solutions, Orienteering Expeditions (3 each)
bullet 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter - subscription certificate and Spotlight on 2e Booklet (3 each)
bullet Zome Systems - Zome Explorer Kits (3)
bulletZanca - $20 gift certificates (3)
bulletOut of the Box Publishing - 10 Days in ... games (3)
bulletGreat Potential Press - Intelligent Life in the Classroom books (3)
bulletUniversity of Utah, Division of Family and Consumer Studies, Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series - The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success books (2)
bulletNathan Levy Associates - Bright Kids Who Can't Learn book (2)

November 2007  Grammar, in Hot Topics Reading List: Vocabulary

bullet The Wrong Word Dictionary: 2,000 Most Commonly Confused Words Recommended shows many common grammar errors
bullet Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite Recommended is just plain fun!
bullet Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Recommended ...what more can I say?

November 2007  ...hedrons!

bullet Ball of Whacks based on the rhombic triacontahedron, in Smart Hands-On Toys
bullet G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book including the rhombicosidodecahedron, in Hot Topics Reading List: Mathematics
bullet Interactive Geometry 3D Shapes with the truncated icosahedron and other polyhedra, in Kids & Teens: Math
bulletWolfram MathWorld defines all polyhedra, also in Kids & Teens: Math

November 2007  Social / Emotional Aspects of Giftedness...

bulletChoices and Challenges
bulletFrom the Saddest Sounds to the D Major Chord
bulletDepression and Suicide
bulletFor the Gifted Child & Teen
bulletOn Education
bulletPlay Partner or Sure Shelter? Why gifted children prefer older friends..
bulletStress & Giftedness

October 2007  Social / Emotional...

bullet Competing with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students Recommended
bullet Factors in the Social Adjustment and Social Acceptability of Extremely Gifted Children Recommended
bullet From "the saddest sound" to the D Major chord: The gift of accelerated progression Recommended
bullet Gifted Kids at Risk: Who's Listening? Recommended
bullet The "me" behind the mask: Intellectually gifted students and the search for identity Recommended
bullet"Play Partner" or "Sure Shelter"? Why gifted children prefer older friends.. Recommended
bulletIt Isn't Easy Being a Genius Recommended
bulletAnd it's here when you need it: Depression and Suicide

October 2007  Parenting...

bulletThe 10 most commonly asked questions about highly gifted children
bullet Appropriate Expectations For The Gifted Child
bullet Critical, demanding parents can damage gifted children
bulletDuke Gifted Letter
bullet Parenting Practices to Support Gifted Children
bullet A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children
bullet Parent's Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education
bullet Raisin' Brains
bullet Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School

October 2007  Teachers, Counselors, Psychologists, and Administrators...

bullet Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5
bullet Developing Math Talent: A Guide for Educating Gifted and Advanced Learners in Math
bullet Handbook of Gifted Education
bullet On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children
bullet Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, And Other Disorders
bulletA Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest StudentsRecommended
bullet Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School
bullet Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use
bullet Understanding Those Who Create

September 2007  Internet Investigations: Individual Lesson Plans

bullet Anatomy of a Murder: A Trip Through Our Nation's Legal Justice System
bulletBens' Guide to Government (K-12)
bullet Inside Art
bullet Music Composition (middle school)
bulletPhilosophy for Kids (elementary)
bulletThe pH Factor (elementary & middle school)
bullet U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Learning Web
bulletand many more!

September 2007  Internet Investigations: Lesson Plan Collections

bulletEDSITEment The Best of the Humanities on the Web...
bulletIlluminations mathematics from K-12
bulletNational Geographic Lesson Plans
bulletPBS TeacherSource
bulletScholastic Internet Field Trips
bulletYoung Epidemiology Scholars high school
bulletand many more!

September 2007  More Home Schooling...

bullet Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families Recommended this book is full of good information for both parents and teachers, homeschooling or not!
bullet At Home with School
bulletHome Room: Debunking the myths of home schooling
bulletMentors research, articles and programs
bulletNotable Homeschoolers
bullet Success Stories

August 2007  Home Schooling...

bullet Homeschool Curricula often recommended by parents
bullet Distance Learning Programs to supplement your homeschool curriculum
bulletInternet Investigations full curriculum units and libraries, right on the Internet
bulletFree Online High School Courses, Free Online Text Materials and (Free) Materials
bullet Products and Publishers to use in their education, and Smart Toys for fun and education
bullet Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition

August 2007  All kinds of gifted...

bulletHumanities Gifted
bullet Science Gifted
bulletMath Gifted
bullet Musically Gifted
bullet Creatively Gifted
bulletTechnologically Gifted

August 2007  Young Kids!

bulletYoung Gifted Children - articles, research, parenting ideas, and more...
bulletKids & Teens: Young Kids
bulletHot Topics Book List: Early Readers including...
bulletBeginning Readers and Alphabet Books
bulletFirst Chapter Books and Cartoon Chapter Books

July 2007  Art, Music, and more!

bulletCreatively Gifted - articles, research, and more...
bulletKids & Teens: Art, Theater, Music
bulletHot Topics Book List: Arts & Crafts
bulletHot Topics Book List: Cartoons / Humor

July 2007  Science!

bulletScientifically Gifted - articles, research, and more...
bulletKids & Teens: Natural Science featuring...
bulletBiology and Evolution
bulletGenetics and Geology
bulletKids & Teens: Science including...
bulletPeriodic Table and Science Fair Project Ideas
bulletKids & Teens: Space
bulletKids & Teens: Physics & Mechanics
bulletHot Topics Book List: Inventions / Physics
bulletHot Topics Book List: Science / Genetics

July 2007  English!

bulletHumanities Gifted - articles, research, and more...
bulletKids & Teens: Books & Authors
bulletKids & Teens: For the Love of Words featuring...
bulletEtymology and Languages
bulletWord Games, Writing and more...
bulletHot Topics Book Lists including...
bullet Classics / Fiction, Poetry and Vocabulary / But Why??

July 2007  Math!

bulletMathematically Gifted - articles, research, and more...
bulletKids & Teens: Math Math links...
bulletAlbert Einstein, Fractals and Math...
bulletMath Problems, Multiplication and Programming
bulletHot Topics Reading List: Mathematics and Programming Math book lists...
bulletThe Youngest Mathematicians and Murderous Maths
bulletBetween Arithmetic and Higher Math and Young Adults
bulletProgramming and more...

July 2007  Social Studies!

bulletHumanities Gifted - articles, research, and more...
bulletKids & Teens: Social Studies History links...
bulletCurrent Events and Government (U.S. and international)
bulletHistory and Social Studies and Myths & Legends
bulletKids & Teens: Economics
bulletHot Topics Reading List: History  History book lists...
bulletHorrible Histories and Philosophy
bulletPolitical Science and Geography and many more!
bullet Hot Topics Reading List: Biographies

July 2007  2E (Twice Exceptional) Books

bullet The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Greene
bullet It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success by Lavoie
bullet Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent's Guide by Tanguay and Rourke
bullet The Out-Of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction (Revised Edition) Recommended by Kranowitz
bullet Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids: Successfully Parenting Your Visual-Spatial Child by Golon
bullet Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic Recommended by Kurcinka

July 2007  Gifted Books and Parenting

bulletBeing Smart about Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parents Recommended by Matthews & Foster
bullet Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families Recommended by Rivero
bullet Exceptionally Gifted Children Recommended by Gross
bullet "Mellow out" They Say. If I Only Could: Intensities and Sensitivities of the Young and Bright by Piechowski
bullet A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children Recommended by Webb, Gore, Amend & DeVries
bullet Parent's Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education Recommended by Palmer

June 2007  2E (Twice Exceptional) Books and Asperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

bullet All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome by Hoopman
bullet Asperger's: What Does It Mean to Me? Recommended by Faherty
bullet The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Recommended by Haddon
bullet Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism Recommended by Grandin & Duffy
bullet Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions by Tanguay & Thompson

June 2007  Gifted Books

bullet Being Gifted in School: An Introduction to Development, Guidance, And Teaching Recommended by Coleman & Cross
bulletBeing Smart about Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parents Recommended by Matthews & Foster
bullet Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds Recommended by Davidsons with \Vanderkam
bullet Program Evaluation in Gifted Education by Callahan & Reis
bullet Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School Recommended by Halsted
bullet Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use Recommended by Winebrenner

June 2007  Gifted Books

bullet Academic Acceleration of Gifted Children Recommended edited by Southern and Jones
bullet Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5 Recommended by Smutny, Walker & Meckstroth
bullet Grouping and Acceleration Practices in Gifted Education by Brody & Reis
bullet Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual; A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration Recommended by Assouline, Colangelo, Lupkowski-Shoplik, Lipscomb & Forstadt
bulletA Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended The Templeton National Report on Acceleration
bullet Excellence in Educating Gifted & Talented Learners by VanTassel-Baska

May 2007  Gifted Children with Special Needs

bullet Twice Exceptional it is possible to be Gifted and Learning Disabled
bulletTechnology
bullet 2E Books and 2E Products
bulletIndividualized Education Profiles (IEPs)
bullet If Gifted = Asynchronous Development, then Gifted/Special Needs = Asynchrony Squared
bullet Enabling Our Children

April 2007  Young Gifted Children

bulletSmall poppies: Highly gifted children in the early years Recommended
bulletBeing Smart about Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parents Recommended
bullet Developing leadership skills in young gifted students
bullet Early Gifts: Recognizing and Nurturing Children's Talents
bullet Frequently Asked Questions About Extreme Intelligence in Very Young Children
bulletYoung Gifted Children

April 2007  Gifted Child Quarterly Free through 4/15... (requires Adobe Reader)

bulletTeacher Education Standards for the Field of Gifted Education: A Vision of Coherence for Personnel Preparation in the 21st Century by Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Susan K. Johnsen
bulletSchool Factors and the Underachievement of Gifted Students in a Talent Search Summer Program by Michael S. Matthews and Matthew T. McBee
bulletTen Commandments for Academic Talent Development by Françoys Gagné
bulletGifted Dropouts: The Who and the Why by Joseph S. Renzulli and Sunghee Park
bulletBullying and the Gifted: Victims, Perpetrators, Prevalence, and Effects by Jean Sunde Peterson and Karen E. Ray
bulletGifted Students’ Perceptions of the Academic and Social/Emotional Effects of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Grouping by Jan Adams-Byers, Sara Squiller Whitsell, and Sidney M. Moon
bulletAttributional Choices for Academic Success and Failure by Intellectually Gifted Students by Susan G. Assouline, Nicholas Colangelo, Damien Ihrig, and Leslie Forstadt
bulletThe Role of Nonverbal Ability Tests in Identifying Academically Gifted Students: An Aptitude Perspective by David F. Lohman
bulletRadical Acceleration and Early Entry to College: A Review of the Research by Miraca U. M. Gross and Helen E. van Vliet
bulletTo Thine Own Self Be True: A New Model of Female Talent Development by Kathleen D. Noble, Rena F. Subotnik, and Karen D. Arnold
bulletThe Creative Personality by Edwin C. Selby, Emily J. Shaw, and John C. Houtz

March 17, 2007  The Cheetah turns 10!

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is 10 years old!  Say "Thank you" to Hoagies' Gifted Education Page, by your purchases through Amazon and our other affiliate programs, or by direct donation - just click on Amazon Honor System or PayPal Donate, left.

Thanks for helping make Hoagies' Gifted Education Page what it is today!

March 2007  Educational Theories

bulletAu Contraire, James Delisle, and Au Revoir, common sense
bullet Bloom's Taxonomy
bullet Educational Research and Educational Policy: The Strange Case of Acceleration
bullet Gagné's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent
bulletSchoolwide Enrichment Model
bullet Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner

March 2007  More Gifted Programs and Differentiation of Instruction

bullet A Guidebook for Twice Exceptional Students: Supporting the Achievement of Gifted Students with Special Needs Recommended
bullet The Myth About Homework: Think hours of slogging are helping your child make the grade? Think again
bulletA Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended
bullet Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: best practices for the classroom Recommended
bullet Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use

March 2007  Gifted Programs and Differentiation of Instruction

bulletAcceleration Recommended NAGC Position Paper
bulletCurriculum Compacting: A Systematic Procedure for Modifying the Curriculum for Above Average Ability Students
bullet Gifted Education Professional Development Package Recommended
bullet Gifted programs and services: what are the nonnegotiables?
bulletGifted Readers and Reading Instruction Recommended

February 2007  Kids & Teens Links a great way to spend a winter's day!

bullet Art, Theater & Music artists, theatre, dance, instruments...
bullet Books & Authors biographies and series sites
bullet Brain Teasers and logic problems
bulletCartoons featuring gifted characters
bulletDaily! new word / problem / idea every day
bulletEconomics money, investing, Lemonade stand!
bulletGames Chess, Lego, K'nex, and more...
bulletGeography historic & current, plus maps & flags
bullet Homework Help encyclopedias, help...
bulletInteract! games & puzzles
bulletLove of Words sites, puzzles, languages, more
bulletMath tricks, tips, tessellations
bulletMultiplication memorize those pesky facts, for fun!
bulletNatural Science biology, genetics, geology, entomology...
bulletPhysics & Mechanics how things work, and why
bullet Programming free languages and guides
bullet Science periodic table, museums, projects
bullet Social Studies government, history, current events...
bulletSpace auroras, astronomy, planets...
bullet Variety Store etc!
bullet Virtual Reality safe places to play
bullet Volunteer! how can you share?
bulletYoung Kids best for little ones...

Late January 2007  Thanks for your support!

Thank you for your purchases through our affiliate programs this holiday season.  We appreciate your support!

Affiliates (those colorful links on the left of each page) charge you the same prices for their great gifted-friendly products, and give a few cents back to Hoagies' Gifted Education Page for linking them to you.  Affiliates $ were down slightly in 2006, while costs are up, so please continue to use the affiliate links on Hoagies' pages before you make your purchases at Amazon, MindWare, and all our other affiliates programs.  Thanks!

bulletSupport Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

January 2007  Internet Investigations free curriculum on the 'net!

bulletBens' Guide to Government
bulletEarthStorm
bulleth.i.p. Pocket Change
bulletPhilosophy for Kids
bulletWorld Builders
bullet U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Learning Web

January 2007  Winter Kids and Teens Links...

bullet Cold in Natural Science
bullet FEMA for Kids: Winter Storms in Young Kids
bullet Make-a-Flake in Art, Theater, Music
bullet NOVA: Avalanche! in Natural Science
bullet Snow Crystals in Art, Theater, Music

January 2007  Hoagies' Page needs YOU!

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is supported by YOU, and you alone.  All expenses come from the pennies we receive thanks to your affiliates purchases.  But even though Internet shopping is way up this year, Hoagies' Page affiliates $ are way down...  Please remember to click on Hoagies' Page first, then click our Amazon link, before you put any items in your shopping cart.  I can't do it without YOU!

December 2006  Great Reading, including...

bullet Gifted Books gifted reading list for adults
bulletProfessional Books gifted reading list for teachers, counselors, and other professionals
bulletJournals for parents and professionals
bulletHot Topics! books recommended by kids, for kids, listed by topic first, then age
bullet Magazines great subscriptions for gifted kids of all ages

November 2006  How Can You Support Hoagies' Gifted Education Page?

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is a labor of love.  However, Hoagies' Page depends on you for funding of physical costs: domains, software, hardware, link-check services, etc.  If you like the resources of  Hoagies' Gifted Education Page, and want to continue to see new topics, new links, new articles and new research... please click on any our affiliate links (left) before you do your holiday shopping.  It costs you nothing, and each affiliate store gives a small percent of your purchase total back to Hoagies' Page.  Thank you -- Carolyn K.

September 2006  Academic Acceleration

bulletAcceleration Recommended by David Elkind
bullet Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual; A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration Recommended
bullet From "the saddest sound" to the D Major chord: The gift of accelerated progression Recommended
bulletNAGC Acceleration Position Paper Recommended
bulletA Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended
bulletGrade Skipped and Successful

August 2006  Gifted in Middle School

bulletMayhem in the Middle: How Middle Schools Have Failed America - and how to make them work
bulletMeeting the Needs of High Ability and High Potential Learners in the Middle Grades: A Joint Position Statement of the NMSA and the NAGC
bulletFocus on the Wonder Years: Challenges Facing the American Middle School
bulletHelping Adolescents Adjust to Giftedness

August 2006  Gifted Education and Gifted Programs...

bulletAcceleration Recommended NAGC Position Paper
bullet Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Students: An Underserved Population Recommended
bullet Gifted Education Professional Development Package Recommended
bullet A Guidebook for Twice Exceptional Students: Supporting the Achievement of Gifted Students with Special Needs Recommended
bullet Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual; A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration Recommended

June 2006  Summer Reading Lists...

bulletAmerican Library Association lists, including...
bullet Caldecott Medal and Newbery Medal books
bullet Outstanding Books for the College Bound
bullet Gifted Kids, Gifted Characters, and Great Books
bulletTamora Pierce's Recommended Reading Lists
bulletAnd of course, Hoagies' Hot Topics! reading lists

Very late May 2006  Testing and Assessment...

bullet Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate & Attorney
bullet Harcourt Assessment WISC-IV Technical Report #4 General Ability Index
bullet Who Are the Gifted Using the New WISC-IV?
bullet Special Composite Scores for the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition
bulletAnd more... Proficiency Testing and An Inventory of Tests

May 2006  Twice Exceptional...

bulletAttention Deficit (AD/HD)
bulletAsperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism
bulletAuditory Processing (APD / CAPD)
bulletDyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
bulletOppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
bulletSensory Integration (SI)
bulletVisual Processing
bullet2E Products and 2E Books

May 2006  Gifted Mailing Lists, Message Boards, Blogs...

bulletGT-World including GT-Families and GT-Special (twice exceptional)
bulletThe TAG Project including TAGFAM, TAGMAX (homeschooling) and TAGPDQ (hg/eg/pg)
bulletto subscribe to each mailing list, put the command Subscribe {listname}{yourfirstname}{yourlastname} in the body of the e-mail and send...
bulletEide Neurolearning Blog
bulletGifted Exchange
bulletPrufrock's Gifted Education Blog

Early April 2006  Gifted Education Resources including...

bullet Mandates and Legal Resources
bulletBibliographies and Readings
bulletGifted History
bulletBooks to Journals and Magazines
bulletMaterials, Products and Publishers

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February 2006  On being gifted...

bulletAcronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know... Recommended
bullet'Harm' and the Gifted Student Recommended
bullet CheetahIs It A Cheetah? Recommended
bulletLegend of the Pink Monkey Recommended
bulletOptimum Intelligence: My Experience as a Too Gifted Adult... Recommended
bullet Plateauing Recommended
bulletStruggle, Challenge and Meaning: The Education of a Gifted Child Recommended
 

Gifted Teacher and Administrator of the Year Contest!

Nominate your teacher or administrator for Hoagies' Gifted Teacher and Administrator of the Year contest...

January 2006  Early (or Late) Kindergarten, including...

bullet Selection of Candidates for Early Admission to Kindergarten and First Grade Recommended
bullet NASP Position Statement on Student Grade Retention and Social Promotion
bulletAcademic Redshirting and Young Children

Late December 2005  My Favorite Recommended Links...

bulletBrainPop Health, science, technology, math, English and more... (some free, some subscription)
bulletCelestia free space simulation lets you explore our universe in three dimensions (download for Windows, Mac, Linux)
bulletThe Chaos Which rhymes with enough - Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
bullet Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips...
bulletGoogle Sightseeing "Why bother seeing the world for real?" The world will never be the same!
bulletGriddlers.net paint-by-number puzzles to solve online or offline
bulletHow Stuff Works from UPC bar codes to Chess computers to Power Distribution Grids
bulletInvention at Play from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention...
bullet NameVoyager where does your name rank throughout history?
bulletNationStates create your own country, fashioned after your own political ideals, and care for its people...
bulletOzy and Millie Where did they find two gifted kids for this strip??
bulletPlanarity Game Arrange the vertices such that no edges overlap
bullet Powers of Ten View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude...
bulletPuzzle Parlor interactive GamePuzzles
bulletRenaissance Connection Be a patron of the arts. Design your own innovation. Investigate Renaissance artworks in depth. Discover how past innovations inform life today (requires Flash)
bulletThe Sliding Block Puzzle Page tons of great interactive sliding puzzles!
bulletSpaced Penguins an interactive space flight experience
bulletStore Wars Star Wars and Organic Food fans alike will love this!
bulletTerraServer Satellite photos of (nearly) anywhere in the U.S. plus more! (plus great maps, too)
bullet TextTwist Addictive! Rearrange the letters and make as many words as you can
bulletWebSudoku Number puzzle, but no math required... trillions of puzzles!
bulletWikipedia the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit

December 2005  Gifted Library Recommended

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite teacher or administrator?  Starting or adding to a "gifted library"?  Try these titles...

bulletBeing Smart about Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parents
bullet Counseling the Gifted and Talented
bullet Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families
bullet Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds
bullet The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook and The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Ages 10 and Under)
bullet Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual; A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration
bullet Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, And Other Disorders
bullet The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?
bullet Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School
bullet Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use

November  2005 Talent Search deadlines loom!

bulletIt's time to sign up for Talent Search testing - many deadlines are as soon as 11/30
bulletCenter for Talent Development (CTD), Northwestern
bulletCenter for Talented Youth (CTY), JHU
bulletTalent Identification Program (TIP), Duke
bulletTalent Search: Purposes, Rationale, and Role in Gifted Education

Early November 2005  Frequently Answered Questions

bulletDabrowski's Overexcitabilities - A Layman's Explanation
bullet Distinguishing Myths From Realities: NRC/GT Research
bulletGrade Levels of Reading Books: How Can You Tell?
bullet'Harm' and the Gifted Student
bulletPlateauing
bulletWhat is HG? EG? PG? And What Does It Mean?
bulletWhy do my child's test scores vary from test to test?

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page: Winner of the 2005 NAGC Community Service Award

Still October A Lighter Note...

bulletLegend of the Pink Monkey Recommended
bulletOfficial Home Page of the PG Cult Recommended
bulletYou Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended
bulletIEPs According to Dr. Seuss
bulletKnitting and Crocheting for gifted folks...
bullet rolling eyes Ridiculous Things I Heard Today Recommended
bulletA School Year in the Life of a Gifted Child
bulletTony Recommended

Mid-October 2005  Bullies

bullet Teasing and gifted children
bullet What can I do if I am being bullied?
bullet Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

Late September 2005 Talent Search...

bullet Discovering highly gifted students
bulletSupplementing the Education of Children with Exceptional Mathematical or Verbal Reasoning Ability
bulletTalent Search: Purposes, Rationale, and Role in Gifted Education
bulletIt's time to sign up for Talent Search testing NOW! 
bulletCenter for Talent Development (CTD), Northwestern University
bulletCenter for Talented Youth (CTY), Johns Hopkins University
bulletTalent Identification Program (TIP), Duke University
 

Winner of the 2005 NAGC Community Service Award!

Late September 2005  (Early) College Planning and Success Stories

bullet Acceleration: Valuable High School to College Option
bullet After-school activity? Try college
bullet But What About the Prom? Students' Perceptions of Early College Entrance
bullet An Eight-Year Evaluation of SMPY: What Was Learned?
bullet Keeping Their Talents Alive: Young Women's Assessment of Radical, Post-Secondary Acceleration

Free Online K-8, High School and College for Students Displaced by Hurricane Katrina!

September 11, 2005 

bullet 'You Protected Me from the Sadness'
bullet...and more in Social / Emotional

Late August 2005  Academic Programs

bulletAmerican Mathematics Competitions (AMC)
bulletArt of Problem Solving
bulletFIRST Robotics and Junior Robotics Competitions
bullet Junior Great Books
bulletLet's Get Real
bulletScience Olympiad

Late August 2005  Academic Acceleration

bulletNAGC Acceleration Position Paper Recommended
bulletAcceleration Recommended by David Elkind
bullet Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual; A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration Recommended
bulletA Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended
bullet Basic Educational Options for Gifted Students in Schools
bulletGrade Skipped and Successful

Early August 2005  Social Studies Links...

bulletKids web Japan Geography, culture, cooking, language, kids' life, and more...
bulletKing Arthur: History & Legend Where history lives on the web
bulletNationStates Recommended create your own country, fashioned after your own political ideals, and care for its people...
bullet NameVoyager Recommended where does your name rank throughout history?
bulletRenaissance Connection Recommended Be a patron of the arts... (requires Flash)
bulletSeven Wonders of the Ancient World Do you know what they are?
bulletThis Day in History by the History Channel. What happened today, or any day?

Late July 2005  Math Links...

bullet BeatCalc BeatCalc archives with over 400 math tricks!
bulletEven Number proof proof that 1=2, and lots more... can you find the fallacy?
bulletCool Math Tessellations, fractals, dampening functions, careers in math and cool links, too
bulletPi in the Sky semi-annual periodical promoting mathematics, designated for high school students
bulletPlanarity Game Recommended Arrange the vertices such that no edges overlap
bulletPuzzle Parlor Recommended interactive GamePuzzles
bulletThe Sliding Block Puzzle Page Recommended tons of great interactive sliding puzzles!
bulletWomen and Mathematics Monthly posters about the life and work of a mathematical woman...
bulletWorld of Escher Learn about Escher's art, plus Penrose's puzzles, and more!
bulletWhen you need them... Multiplication Links

Late July 2005  Space Links...

bulletAn Atlas of the Universe The first map shows the nearest stars, other maps slowly expand out to the entire visible universe
bulletKids' Castle by Smithsonian Magazine, From history to worldwide to air and space to science and beyond, plus something new every day!
bulletNASA TV RealPlayer or Windows Media version, for those of us who can't get it on cable...
bullet Nine Planets, A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
bullet Powers of Ten Recommended View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude...
bulletSpaced Penguins Recommended an interactive space flight experience

July 2005  Personality Type...

bulletFeeling Boys and Thinking Girls: Talented Adolescents and Their Teachers
bulletThe Gifted Introvert
bullet Introversion: The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted

Early July 2005  Great Summer Apparel Nerd Shirts

bullet Computer Gear
bullet ThinkGeek
bulletHoagies' Gifted Online
bulletand lots more!

June 2005  Brain Research and Learning Theories

bulletThe Brain's Left and Right Sides Seem to Work Together Better in Mathematically Gifted Middle-School Youth
bulletTeenage Brain: A work in progress
bulletand more...

Early June 2005  Links For the Love of Words...

bulletAmerican Sign Language (ASL) browser video of thousands of ASL signs...
bulletKlingon For those longing to learn Warf's language...
bullet The Nonverbal Dictionary of Gestures, Signs & Body Language Cues from Adam's-Apple-Jump to Zygomatic Smile...
bulletDictionary.com Word of the day and Archive
bulletInternet Anagram Server a.k.a. I, Rearrangement Servant... anagram anything!  Part of Wordsmith.org
bulletCodeBreaker Crossword a daily new-fangled crossword, without clues...
bulletAlso check out Brain Teasers: Plexers / Rebuses / Wacky Wordies / Frame Games

May 2005  Internet Investigations free curriculum right on the 'net!

bulletEDSITEment Art & Culture, Literature & Language Arts, Foreign Language, and History & Social Studies
bulletEconEdLink Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students
bulletIlluminations principals and standards for school mathematics, with lesson plans from K-12 and across grades
bulletThe Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area
bulletReadWriteThink Practices and resources in reading and language arts education
bulletScience NetLinks For K-12 science educators, meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students
bulletThinkQuest! Library Award winning Internet based projects, created by students!
bullet Xpeditions by National Geographic, Geography standards in your classroom, including lesson plans, activities, and hundreds of printer-friendly maps

May 2005  (Early) College Planning and Success Stories...

bulletEarly College Entrance Programs
bullet Parents' Perspectives...
bullet But What About the Prom? Students' Perceptions of Early College Entrance
bullet College Planning for Gifted Students
bullet More About "Young Entrants to College: How Did They Fare?"

Early April 2005 Spring brings Social / Emotional needs...

bullet Competing with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students Recommended
bullet Factors in the Social Adjustment and Social Acceptability of Extremely Gifted Children Recommended
bullet From "the saddest sound" to the D Major chord: The gift of accelerated progression Recommended
bullet The "me" behind the mask: Intellectually gifted students and the search for identity Recommended
bullet"Play Partner" or "Sure Shelter"? Why gifted children prefer older friends.. Recommended
bullet Fostering the social and emotional development of gifted children through guided viewing of film

Late March 2005 Characteristics of the Gifted Child

bullet Impostor Syndrome
bulletLearning Styles
bulletVisual-Spatial Learners
bullet Perfectionism
bulletPersonality Type
bullet Sensitivities
bulletWe Call Her Chameleon... Recommended

In Loving Memory
Brandenn Bremmer
(1990 - 2005)

www.windcallenterprises.com/music.htm for Brandenn's CDs

Youngest-ever grad of Independent Study High School program

Parents struggle with loss of 'child prodigy'

Still February A Lighter Note

bulletLegend of the Pink Monkey Recommended
bulletOfficial Home Page of the PG Cult Recommended
bulletYou Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended
bulletIEPs According to Dr. Seuss
bulletKnitting and Crocheting for gifted folks...
bulletNo Child Left Behind: The Football Version
bullet rolling eyes Ridiculous Things I Heard Today Recommended
bulletA School Year in the Life of a Gifted Child
bulletTony Recommended

Mid February Gifted Adults

bullet Fostering adult giftedness: Acknowledging and addressing affective needs of gifted adults
bullet It's All About Identity
bulletOptimum Intelligence: My Experience as a Too Gifted Adult...
bullet Self-Knowledge, Self-Esteem and the Gifted Adult
bullet Social & Emotional Issues: What Gifted Adults Say About Their Childhoods
bullet Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential Recommended

Latest January The Underachieving Gifted Child...

bulletLearning in School
bullet The Miseducation of Our Gifted Children
bullet Motivation Problem or Hidden Disability?
bulletMotivational Paralysis Recommended
bullet Promoting a positive achievement attitude with gifted and talented students

2005 A new year, a new beginning, with Home Schooling the Gifted Child, including...

bullet Home Schooling articles, research, and resources
bullet Internet Investigations full curriculum units and curriculum libraries, available right on the Internet
bulletMentors research, articles and programs
bulletNotable Homeschoolers successful people from the 1700's to today

Late December Resources, including...

bulletProducts dedicated resources serving gifted children
bullet Publishers products that aren't commonly available
bulletMaterials great (free!) educational materials
bullet Nerd Shirts great T's and sweatshirts
bullet Readings other collections of information on Gifted

Mid-December Plea!

Since rescuing ERIC Clearinghouse for Exceptional Children (ERICEC) on January 1 2004, Hoagies' Gifted Education Page has more than doubled in size... and this year's link-check service bill has done the same, now $449/year!  Hoagies' Page receives no government or private support for maintaining ERICEC, nor updating its links (nor for anything else).  Please support Hoagies' Page through your individual donations, as well as your purchases through our affiliates links, so that I can go on providing the most accurate and up-to-date links on ALL of Hoagies' Gifted Education Pages.  Thank you.

Mid-November Programs for Gifted Children, including...

bullet Academic Programs
bullet Distance Education
bulletTalent Search
bullet Early Entrance College Programs
bulletInternational Exchange Programs

Later-mid-September readings...

bulletA Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended
The Templeton National Report on Acceleration
bulletAcronyms, Terms, and other things we need to know... Recommended
bulletYou Know You're The Parent of a Gifted Child When... Recommended
bulletI never wanted to be one of THOSE moms Recommended and The Apology
bulletGrade Skipped and Successful and Notable Homeschoolers
bulletA School Year in the Life of a Gifted Child
bulletLearning in School
bulletThe Highly Gifted Recommended
bulletWhy Should I Have My Child Tested? Recommended

September 2004 Twice Exceptional including...

bullet Different Minds: Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and other Learning Deficits Recommended
bullet The Out-Of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction Recommended
bullet Teaching Kids With Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Challenge and Motivate Struggling Students
bullet When the Brain Can't Hear (APD)
bullet The Writing Dilemma: Understanding Dysgraphia

mid-August Don't Miss! Links to explore, and Magazines to enjoy!

bulletHow Stuff Works Recommended from UPC bar codes to Chess computers to Power Distribution Grids
bullet Powers of Ten Recommended View the Milky Way, then move through space to earth, and beyond...
bulletPuzzle Parlor Recommended interactive GamePuzzles
bullet Ask Recommended explores the world with inventors, artists, thinkers, and scientists, or Muse Recommended for older kids
bullet Scientific American Recommended One of the best science magazines available
bullet Cobblestone Recommended American History Comes Alive

mid-August Don't Miss! Books to read, and Games to play!

bullet Millicent Min, Girl Genius
bullet Surviving the Applewhites Recommended
bullet Rinny and The Trail of Clues
bullet The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure Recommended
bullet A Short History of Nearly Everything Recommended
bullet VisualEyes Recommended The 'What You See is What You Get' Game!
bullet SET Recommended and Quiddler Recommended card games extraordinaire...

USA Independence Day 2004 Gifted Books
         look for the Recommended blue stars

bullet Exceptionally Gifted Children, 2nd edition Recommended by Miraca Gross
bullet Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds Recommended by Jan and Bob Davidson, with Laura Vanderkam
bullet Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual; A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration Recommended by Susan G. Assouline, Nicholas Colangelo, Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Jonathan Lipscomb, Leslie Forstadt
bullet Reforming Gifted Education: Matching the Program to the Child Recommended by Karen Rogers
bullet The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? Recommended by Maureen Neihart, Sally M. Reis, Nancy M. Robinson, Sidney M. Moon
bullet Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School Recommended by Judith Wynn Halsted
bullet Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use Recommended by Susan Winebrenner

Mid-June 2004 Parenting

bullet Parenting Gifted Adolescents
bullet Profoundly gifted guilt

Late May 2004  It's nearly summertime...

bulletHot Topics! books for kids of all interests...
bulletSmart Toys educational (and fun!) toys for all ages
bulletSoftware Favs that play for more than a day!

Late-April 2004  Spring brings Social / Emotional needs...

bulletWe call her Chameleon
bullet "Play Partner" or "Sure Shelter"? Why gifted children prefer older friends..
bullet Factors in the Social Adjustment and Social Acceptability of Extremely Gifted Children

after U.S. Tax Day  Aspects of Giftedness

bulletThe Underachieving Gifted Child
bulletLearning in School
bulletImpostor Syndrome
bulletSensitivities of the Gifted
bulletPerfectionism and the Gifted Child

April 2004  Opportunities

bulletDuring and after school enrichment or acceleration, check Academic Programs
bulletGreat opportunities to meet other parents, teachers, and professionals of the gifted... Conferences

Late February 2004  Parenting...

bullet Appropriate Expectations For The Gifted Child
bullet Fostering Academic Creativity in Gifted Students
bullet Hard Won Truths
bullet Parenting highly gifted children

January 2004  On being gifted...

bullet CheetahIs It A Cheetah?
      (Running cheetah graphic courtesy of Diane Scanlon)
bulletI Remember
bulletOptimum Intelligence: My Experience as a Too Gifted Adult...

December 2003  Sensitivities of the Gifted...

bulletSensitivities of the Gifted
bulletDabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration

November 2003  Holiday Shopping - Great Gift Ideas!

bullet Smart Toys perennial favorites of gifted kids
bulletMaterials great classroom materials for school or home
bullet Nerd Shirts those cool T-shirts and more!
bulletHot Topics! for books recommended by kids, for kids
bullet Gifted Books gifted reading list for adults
bullet Magazines great holiday subscription ideas for gifted kids of all ages
bullet Software programs that have a shelf-life of greater than a day
bullet Music for an eclectic mix of gifted-friendly music
bullet Movies featuring gifted characters

Late October 2003  Bullies.

bullet Bullies

September 2003  School Options...

bulletTesting and Assessment
bulletGrouping
bulletAcceleration

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