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Is Your Child Gifted? Characteristics of Gifted Children
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Is Your Child Gifted? Characteristics of Gifted Children

You may think that your son or daughter is really smart, but how do you know if they are truly gifted? Sometimes it can be hard to tell unless you know what signs to look for. The notion of giftedness has changed to include more than just academic achievement. It includes creativity, leadership and sports aptitude. Won’t My Child’s School Tell Me If My Son...

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The Importance of Identifying Gifted Students
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The Importance of Identifying Gifted Students

In his article on Edutopia, Mark Phillips, a teacher and educational journalist, explains his views on identifying and nourishing gifted students. Phillips focuses on the current dilemma of properly identifying gifted students and the importance of helping gifted children to develop their abilities. Currently, the focus of identifying gifted students is centered primarily on high mathematical and language test scores.With such a narrow definition, many gifted...

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Why Some Highly Gifted Students Underachieve
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Why Some Highly Gifted Students Underachieve

Most people believe that it’s easy to identify highly gifted students. They’re the ones walking out of awards ceremonies with an assortment of metals around their necks. They go to prestigious schools designed for overachievers with exceptional talent. You hear about them winning awards, read their creative masterpieces in legitimate publications and witness their above-average performances on stage. It’s true that many gifted kids and...

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Understanding a Child’s Self-Esteem and Motivation
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Understanding a Child’s Self-Esteem and Motivation

Most research on motivation is based on the self-determination theory. The self-determination theory suggests that motivation is either intrinsic or extrinsic. When someone is motivated to learn because of the pleasure or sense of achievement from an activity, it is called intrinsic motivation. Whereas when someone is motivated by the rewards or consequences that are separate from an activity, it is called extrinsic motivation. It’s understood...

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Understanding What Sets Gifted Students Apart
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Understanding What Sets Gifted Students Apart

Oftentimes, parents and educators alike find themselves in a dilemma when identifying gifted learners. Understanding the subtle difference between a child that is bright and a child that is gifted can be very difficult. Both children are accompanied with their own strengths and weaknesses, and for a child to be bright and not gifted is not something to be perceived negatively. In his article on Psychology...

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Five Important Questions to Ask Gifted and Talented Schools
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Five Important Questions to Ask Gifted and Talented Schools

Every single child is a precious gift, and good parents want to do all that they can to ensure that their children grow up happy, healthy and successful. When parents realize that they have a gifted child on their hands, the first order of action is normally to find gifted and talented schools that can enhance the growth of their child. This is absolutely the...

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