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All Kinds of Gifted

New Years Eve

For the last chat of the year, our topic  was All Kinds of Gifted. This included gifted, highly gifted, profoundly gifted, twice-exceptional,  minority and low-ses. Throughout the chat, it was emphasized that educators need to recognize and understand that giftedness comes in many different forms. A full transcript may be found here.

The difference between gifted and high-achievers was discussed. A common misconception is that these terms are inter-changeable which greatly affects the approach many teachers take to gifted education to the detriment of all gifted students.

I’d like to take a moment to thank all our readers here at #gtchat’s blog. I encourage you to join us on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7 PM ET/6 PM CT. Our topic will be, “2014 The Year Ahead” and I plan to use crowd-sourcing to determine the future of #gtchat. This will be your opportunity to tell me what you like and what you would like to see changed.

Until then, may you all enjoy a joyous holiday season and very Happy New Year!

Links:

Many Kinds of “Gifted”

Exceptionally Gifted Children: Different Minds from @SENG_Gifted

Profiles of the Gifted and Talented from @DavidsonGifted

High Achievers, Gifted Learners, and Creative Thinkers

Gifted Children and the Overachievement Fallacy

Educators’ Guide to Gifted Children from @GiftedHF

Why Are Gifted Students Different & What Does That Mean For Us As Educators?

Cultivating a Gifted Mind from @giftedbooks

What We Have Learned About Gifted Children from @GiftedDevCenter

Gifted, and Different

12 Lists of Characteristics of Gifted Students from @ByrdseedGifted

Different than the Rest: Social Challenges of Gifted Adolescents

The “Problem” with Gifted Kids

How Being Gifted Means Being Different

Exquisite Minds

#gtchat: “Helping Gifted Kids Understand What It Means to Be Gifted”

During this chat, we explored ways to help gifted kids understand what it means to be gifted. A full transcript of the chat may be found here. This week, we welcomed many new  participants as well as lurkers and requested that ‘side-conversations’ among the regulars be kept to a minimum to provide a more welcoming atmosphere for our new guests.

The first question we discussed was which definition of ‘giftedness’ should be used. A number of definitions were mentioned and can be found in the transcript. Also discussed were strategies to help gifted children become self-aware, how others’ expectations can have a negative impact on children, and how parents shared their understanding of giftedness with their children.

Links:

Giftedness: The View from Within” from @DavidsonGifted

The Emotional Needs of the Gifted Child” Annemarie Roeper

Intellectual Giftedness” Wikipedia

Helping Your Highly Gifted Child” Stephanie Tolan

Helping Adolescents Adjust to Giftedness

Giftedness and the Gifted: What’s It All About?

What Does Gifted Mean

What Does it Mean to be Gifted/Talented” (pdf)

Characteristics and Needs of the Gifted

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids (Amazon) by @chrstinef

Are We Redefining the Wrong Word?” from Stephanie Tolan

2010 Definition from the NAGC

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