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3 New Findings on Giftedness, Intelligence

3 New Findings on Giftedness, Intelligence

Intelligence and giftedness in children are the subjects of ongoing research in many countries of the world. Scientists want to study intelligence to see how it develops, how we can recognize and identify it, and how we can measure it. These studies have ramifications for child development, education, social engagement, career development, scientific exploration, academic achievement, and much more. Scientists and researchers want to talk...

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Differentiated Instruction, Assessment Is Unique to Each Student

Differentiated Instruction, Assessment Is Unique to Each Student

Students are like snowflakes: no two are alike. They have different likes and dislikes. They learn in different ways. They have different experiences. They have different strengths and weaknesses. They learn at different rates, are differently motivated, and have their own interests. All this points to the need for instruction and assessment to be individual, too. In some interesting parallels, a teacher needs to have...

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Qualities of High-Performing JK-12 Schools

Qualities of High-Performing JK-12 Schools

How do you know if your child is in a great school? Is he/she learning anything? Does he/she enjoy going to school? Does he/she feel safe? Is he/she being challenged?  Is he/she being well-cared for? Does he/she have opportunities to develop special skills and talents, as well as explore personal special interests? Is he/she happy? How about his/her classroom? Is it vibrant? Is the teacher engaging,...

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EdTech Offers Opportunities to Expand, Enhance Students’ SEL

EdTech Offers Opportunities to Expand, Enhance Students’ SEL

Children learn to use digital media at a very young age. They play games alone and with others on tablets and iPads. They use cell phones to talk and text with other kids. And they do it all without really thinking through what they do. It’s done more by “instinct” rather than rational thinking. One problem here is that children, who soon become students, are...

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K-8 vs. Middle School: Measuring Student Outcomes

K-8 vs. Middle School: Measuring Student Outcomes

We all know that education in this country first began when all the town children attended the one-room schoolhouse. All grades were represented, with one teacher handling all the duties. As towns got larger, the schools got bigger, but the concept remained the same. All grades were still contained in the same school building. The schools became known as K-8 as there were eight levels...

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Meeting the Special Needs of Gifted Students

Meeting the Special Needs of Gifted Students

A few years back, Chester E. Finn, JR. wrote an article that was published by The Atlantic in which he made the statement that ‘Gifted students have special needs, too.’ He put forth several arguments in support of his opinion and raised some issues that might explain why these needs are not being met. Special needs, in this case, means special opportunities for gifted students to learn...

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