All Things Gifted

A 21st Century Modest Proposal for Preventing Children From the Burden Of Thought

Please note the heavy irony and satire.  This essay is modeled after Johnathan Swift’s 1729 essay “A Modest Proposal for Preventing Children of Poor People.” It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this town, or travel in this country, or this globe, when they see the streets, the schools, the malls, the restaurants, …

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Understanding NWEA MAP(RIT) Scores

The NWEA MAP Test is an adaptive achievement test that allows educators and parents to measure student performance and growth. The test creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to student responses. The NWEA MAP test is offered in more than 7,400 schools nationwide. Unlike many tests, the NWEA MAP test provides each student with a unique set of questions based on their responses to previous questions.

How to Avoid “Lazy Brain Syndrome” in Gifted Children

I find myself returning to the same question over and over — what makes certain individuals gifted?  It is, I suppose, the very basis for gifted education and, hence, my career.  It is the question that floats around education blogs, gifted education professionals, and parents of gifted children.  No doubt, many parents of gifted children …

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