Creativity: The Forgotten Superpower!

C is for Creativity (Part 3) .snoitulos dna saedi evitavonni dna ,snoitcennoc wen ,sevitcepsrep tnereffid ,detcepxenu eht segaruocne ytivitaerC. Take a moment to reflect how you feel about the first sentence. Some students would not enjoy the task at all and give up quickly. Some students would work harder. Creatively gifted students would embrace the […]

Creativity: Predictor of Career Success!

C is for Creativity (Part 2) Consider the following: Society, technology, and careers are evolving at lightning speed. Schools are preparing students for jobs that don’t even exist yet. Information and facts are instantly available on the internet. Computers and robots replace an ever increasing number of jobs. Competition for employment is at an all […]

Creativity: Lightning in a Bottle

C is for Creativity (Part 1) Creativity is one of the five areas mandated for gifted identification. In my mind, this talent is under-served and does not receive the cultivation and attention it deserves. This week, I will define creativity, explain how creativity is assessed in schools, and list common skills and attitudes of highly […]

Be a Forward Thinker: Build the Future

B is for Being Purposeful What is the purpose of school?  What is the intended outcome? In my mind, AJ Juliani said it best:             Our world continues to change at lightning speed! We need to help each of our students learn how to prepare themselves for jobs and situations that […]

Gifted, but Not Equal

The reason I began this blog, The ABC’s of GT, was to advocate for gifted children and to share information, insights , and resources with parents, teachers, and the world.  Meeting the needs of this underserved population is my passion. I want the world to know that if you’ve met one gifted child, you’ve met […]

5 Domains of Giftedness, 3 Cautions, and 1 Essential Reminder

There are five areas of gifted education: General Intellectual – This identification is based on aptitude. Students are identified by scores they receive on intelligence tests such as The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC). Common characteristics include: Formulates abstractions Processes information in complex ways Observant Excited about new ideas […]