Category: Gifted Education

More Than Outside The Box 5

More Than Outside The Box

After I created this poster, I thought, gee, that poster is overwhelming visually. So many details, crowded together, in so many different styles. Then I realized. It’s finished. This? It represents to me what gifted is. I was trained just like everyone else as a teacher, I got the one...

A Typical Day Should Include Stretching For All 0

A Typical Day Should Include Stretching For All

Take a typical lesson, on a typical day, in a typical classroom.  We are constantly reaching out to the learners who have fallen behind. Tutoring. Intervention. Extra Time. Small group.  Individualized Instruction. Scaffolding.  All of these things are so important, and we’d all agree, essential for the success of students...

Limitless 1

Limitless

It was inspiring to hear Temple Grandin speak at the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Conference today. Their theme this year? “Gifted and Beyond.” Beyond indeed. Beyond the label. Beyond your perceptions. Beyond what you think you understand. Temple Grandin inspired me because I see success. I see someone...

A New Measure of Success 1

A New Measure of Success

I can remember slipping my stack of disheveled worksheets from my classroom mailbox each week when I was about eight.  It was a week’s worth of activities, ready to take home to my parents.  I’d thumb through them.  Looking carefully at each grade the teacher had written.  Scanning the stack...