4 Reasons Gifted Programs are Irrelevant

4 Reasons Gifted Programs are Irrelevant

Some things I’ve heard in 17 years of working in gifted education: “What do I need to do to get my kid into the gifted program in your school?” “You know how important it is in this community to have your child labeled gifted.” “I need my child in the gifted...
What's Your Hurry? 3 Reasons Slow Math Is Best

What's Your Hurry? 3 Reasons Slow Math Is Best

As both a teacher and administrator, I often heard from parents whose children were exceptionally good at math. “My daughter already knows how to multiply four-​digit numbers, so third grade math is too easy for her. She needs to be accelerated.” There’s...

Gifted Education Is Not a Wall Street Bailout

“Unfair.” That is the word that I have often heard used to describe the 2008 bailout of Wall Street financial firms. The thinking of detractors is that these are companies which already have amassed obscene amounts of profits, and have executives who get paid...
Gifted Education in the 21st Century

Gifted Education in the 21st Century

Damian Bariexca (@damian613) brings us the seventh in what is now an ongoing series of posts on the future of gifted education. Damian brings a unique perspective to this conversation from his experience as both a school psychologist and high school English...