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Genius without Borders: Socializing Mathematical Genius

The first time I saw him, he reminded me so much of Q.  The way he rolled his head back when he was thinking.  His lack of eye contact when speaking.  His abnormally precise language, his obsession with numbers, especially very large numbers resulting from doubling, irrational numbers and those resulting from functions unknown to …

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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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HEROES Academy Visits Cedarbrook K-8 Center

MAY 2014 HEROES Academy visited Cedarbrook K-8 Center in Plainfield, NJ to aide administration in developing individualized programs for economically disadvantaged gifted students.Beatrice Adewole, Social Worker at Plainfield’s Cedarbrook K-8 Center, contacted Rita Voit, founder of the HEROES Academy, in April 2014 with an interest in the programming HEROES offers for eligible students (based on HEROES …

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Building a Whole New Gifted Community

As Thanksgiving approaches family and friends are brought together for sometimes much too long awaited reunions to sit down, put work aside, and reminisce fond memories.  Our families are communities that we are born into—and pretty hard to get rid of (even when we try haha).  However, our friends and many other communities we subscribe …

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