Danielle Voit

Miss Danielle Voit is the Director of HEROES Academy for the Gifted.

We Made it: A Year of In-Person Learning Amidst COVID

Wow! It’s been quite a year.  The school year isn’t quite over, but it’s hard to resist taking a moment to reflect on the school year.  Construction in the middle of a pandemic was anything but easy, and I would have certainly thought that building this school would be my “great accomplishment” of the year.  …

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Accelerated Math: Entrance Rates, Success Rates, and College Readiness

Straight A’s — strong standardized test scores — raving teacher recommendations.  Whether this is a dream or a reality, most would agree that good grades, standardized test scores, and teacher evaluations indicate that a student has successfully learned the required curriculum.  As a nation, we judge the success of the school, student, and teacher by considering …

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Nurturing the Potential of Gifted Children

Often mis-labeled as high-achievers, strivers, or simply “smart,” our gifted children are often misunderstood.  Giftedness comes with any number of misguided stereotypes — defined by their overexcitabilities, their sense of justice, an insatiable need to ask questions, or — worse — behavioral issues.  Researchers continue to redefine giftedness time and time again, searching for a …

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No homework? What’s happening to our education system?

Over the last few years, I’ve seen a rapidly growing trend against homework take hold in US schools — both public and private.  Highly acclaimed public school districts have even been rumored to give this fad a whirl.  The theory, I’ve heard, is that students would benefit more from 15 minutes per day of reading …

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