The good ol’ summertime … traditionally a time to relax and oftentimes – read. The benefits of summer reading are numerous. For gifted kids, summer reading can be a way to relax; time to explore their passions. It is a good time for these kids to assess what it means to be gifted and how to deal with associated feelings. It can also be a time to read the Classics which may not be covered during the school year. Summer reading for gifted adults can be a time to catch up on reading wish lists; a pastime during vacations.
Finding age-appropriate books for gifted readers is always a challenge. Asynchronous development can make it difficult when reading levels far surpass maturity levels. Check out the links below to make the task easier!
There are many great publishers who specialize on gifted issues. We’ve included links to many of them below.
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Creative Passion and Gifted Adults proved to be a fascinating discussion about how creative passion is fostered and developed. The role of intensities in gifted adults was explored. A full transcript may be found here.
As promised during chat, please find all the links presented during chat and additional links as well. Below, also, find a reading list pertaining to creativity.
Joanna Penn: “Eliminate What Keeps You from Being Productive”
“Can Anyone Be Creative? How? What next?” by James C. Kaufman at The Creativity Post
“Do Impostor Feelings Dampen Your Creativity?” by Douglas Eby
“Do Artists Have Unique Brains?” at The Creative Mind
“Mistakes Fuel Creativity and Innovation” at The Creative Mind
“Do You Feel a Calling to be Creative?” at The Creative Mind
“Positive Obsessions to be Creative” at Developing Multiple Talents
“Creative Talent: Genetics, A Muse or Hard Work?” at Talent Development Resources
“Journaling to Bring Creative Ideas to Life” by Douglas Eby at Psych Central
Developing Creativity (portal)
“How Technology Enhances Creativity” by Greg Satell
“The Creative Adult is the Child Who Has Survived” by Rita J. King
“Self Care and Being Creative” by Douglas Eby for Psych Central
“Brain Differences and Creativity” at Talent Development Resources
“What Keeps You Away from Creative Work?” at The Creative Mind
“Curiosity and Creativity” by Douglas Eby at Psych Central
“On Giftedness and Creativity” from Leslie Links
“10 Ways to Boost Creativity” by Steve Tobak at CBS Moneywatch
Cybraryman’s Creativity Page
The Creativity Post from Co-founders Milena Fisher, Scott Kaufman, Elliot S Paul
“The Dangers of Creativity Advocates” by James C. Kaufman
Is Creativity Declining Among Young Americans? Visual Art & Writing Examined by Catherine Griffin
“Using Design Process (why & how) for Problem Solving & Education” from Craig Rusbult, Ph.D.
Tres Columnae – Building a Joyful Learning Community: Stories from Justin Schwamm
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: Creatively Gifted
Cybraryman’s Passion Based Learning Page
The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays (Amazon) from Scott Barry Kaufman
Why Smart People Hurt: A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive & the Creative (Amazon) by Eric Maisel http://goo.gl/n8tIxM
Art Saves: Stories, Inspiration and Prompts Sharing the Power of Art (Amazon – Kindle) by Jenny Doh
The Myths of Creativity: The Truth about How Innovative Companies & People Generate Great Ideas (Amazon) by David Burkus
Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (Amazon) by Ken Robinson
Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People (Amazon) by Robert S. Root-Bernstein and Michele M. Root-Berstein
My Teeming Brain: Creativity in Creative Writers (Amazon) by Jane Piirto
The Psychology of Creative Writing (Amazon – Kindle) from Scott Barry Kaufman & James C. Kaufman
Understanding Creativity (Amazon) by Jane Piirto
Developing Multiple Talents: The Personal Side of Creative Expression (Amazon – Kindle) by @DouglasEby
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