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Hoagies' Blog Hop September 2014: Gifted, How?
Gifted, How? The different faces of giftedness.
Folks talk about how gifted the child is, but let's turn the
tables and talk about how the child is gifted. The creative gifted, the math gifted, the chess kid, the 2e
child, the introvert, etc. All gifted
kids (and adults) don't all look alike! What does the face
of giftedness look like to you?
Don't miss all our previous Blog Hops,
The "G" Word,
Gifted @Play, August:
If you'd like to join our next Blog Hop, visit
Gifted Blog Hops.
Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our excellent graphics!
Gifted Memory by
Crushing Tall Poppies
- My youngest gifted son has, at times, astounded, as well as frightened
us with his incredible long term memory. Events, people, smells, emotions,
names, places and even peripheral factors such as the air temperature or
background noise at the time of the original situation and setting - can all
be recalled by our son. And it amazes us how far back in his childhood his
memory goes and how much of his earliest years he can remember. This has
been an incredible and useful, but sometimes frustrating gift...
Braver than you believe
- We got some seeds from people when we built the greenhouse. One person
put seeds from their own garden together in little baggies and labeled two
"mystery squash." We're really having fun trying to figure out what these
mystery squash are.
Gifted people should really come in little baggies with the label "mystery
gifted." And we should really have fun trying to figure them out...
Different Faces Of Gifted People by
- There are many more people who are gifted, and some who never knew they
are gifted, just because they did not fit the narrow definition provided by
the Ministry of Education. Some may not have gone to top schools and top
classes, but you cannot deny they are different.
I have met artistes, who can play the piano and sing at the same time,
have astute sense of comic timing, are great at improvisation and memorising
lyrics and lines.
I have met people who could unscramble letters in seconds...
Parenting an Artistically Talented Child by
Gail Post in
- What happens, though, when parents realize that their child is
artistically talented? How do they react to this, support their child's
artistic growth, and make the best choices for their child and family? At
first, parents may be flooded with a range of feelings, both positive and
Like a Doctor at a Dinner Party by
Diane Hale, in Schooling the Gifted
- As a gifted education expert, I'm approached by parents, grandparents,
and teachers about as much as the proverbial doctor at a dinner party.
Interestingly, I am often asked about what seem to be outliers of giftedness
such as the twice exceptional gifted child (one who is both gifted and
learning disabled), or a gifted child with anxiety, or a gifted
underachiever. After 25 years of experience in gifted education, I find that
my free advice is more the same than it is different for each case.....
Shmifted--The Sequel by Paula Prober,
Your Rainforest Mind
- After thirty+ years hanging around with gifted kids and adults, first as
a teacher, now as a counselor and consultant, I still stutter when I try to
define g-g-giftedness. There's so much confusion, complexity and controversy
over what giftedness actually is. It's pretty overwhelming.
- People often talk about it in terms of achievement or talent. I'm not
going there. Instead, I'm talking about it in terms of traits...
IQ's, OE's and DP...Who Is Gifted? by
- In a nutshell, Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration is a theory
that attempts to explain personality development through a combination of
psychological tension (anxiety to neurosis), emotional reactions (overexcitabilities),
expressive talents and abilities and a drive toward individual growth and
autonomy. It is the journey of someone who is committed to becoming their
own person in a world where many are comfortable ascribing to an
unquestioned belief system. It can be a journey fraught with...
of Brilliance by
- I was placed in a gifted program in school, but I was identified late and
almost got kicked out for underachievement. At this point I was a little
resentful of the high achievers in my class. Of course, as an adult, I've
come to realize that hard work will get you much farther than some idealized
notion of potential. I think that people tend to think of inteligence in two
ways, achievement and IQ. Having extensively tested both for the last 12
years I can say that there is so much more to it than that...
What Does a Gifted
Child Look Like? by Colleen on
Raising Lifelong Learners
- If Einstein didn’t speak until he was four, and Walt Disney was once fired
because he had no good ideas, how is it even possible to answer the question
I’m most often asked – What does a gifted child look like? Can there be a
definitive answer if Louis Pasteur was rated as mediocre in chemistry as a
is Gifted by
Planet Smarty Pants
- 10 characteristics of my own gifted learner... 1. My gifted child is
different and knows it... 4. My gifted child craves challenge...
6. 6. My gifted child loves to talk...
How? by Jo on Sprite's Site
- Psycho Motor Dabrowski had interrupted our discussion about Animal Farm to
remind me that I should write a blog post on the topic ‘Gifted – How?’ for
the Hoagiesgifted September blog hop.
- “Some people say that everyone is gifted in some way. Do you think that
is true?” Sprite asked me...
Hackademic Living by
A Voracious Mind
- I am pretty sure most people wouldn't last more than an hour around my
family when we are at home in our normal state. We are intense every moment
of the day. There is no downtime when the house is dominated by family
members who are overly verbose, high in intellectual and psychomotor
overexcitabilities and everyone is supercharged at once. It is a cacophony
of bizarre chaos and it is relentless...
March 26, 2019