Category: High Academic Ability

The Importance of Being Wilder 0

The Importance of Being Wilder

Our annual beach vacation goes something like this: we set up shop at the beach and park it there until we are too sunburned to venture forth in the midday sun (usually about mid-week)....

Blended Learning – Round Two 0

Blended Learning – Round Two

Blended learning is the most recent buzzword ine education reform these days. Parents of high ability children have sought out and implemented blended learning for decades to helo meet the education needs of their children. What has belnded learning taught them?

Digital learning and the high ability student 1

Digital learning and the high ability student

Online or digital learning has been the go-to resource for parents of high ability students for quite some time. What online or digital resources have you found to be the most engaging or successful for your student?

Much Ado About Value Added 1

Much Ado About Value Added

The concept is simply this: that by identifying those students who, year after year, show up to school already at or above grade level – students who would ordinarily be doomed to relearning what they already know – we can provide them with suitable interventions so that they can actually learn something. Holding schools accountable for adding value – or teaching a year’s worth of material – can demonstrate the shortcomings of limited differentiation and encourage teachers and schools to identify and serve high ability students – rather than allowing them to languish and, in some cases, tune out to learning completely.

Pitfalls in Listening to Experts 0

Pitfalls in Listening to Experts

The most troubling statement Hemphill makes? “Children need to learn that hard work is more important than being born with a high IQ.” Such venom!

New Blog For Gifted Education Issues at Highability 0

New Blog For Gifted Education Issues at Highability

When I started “Race to the Middle” I intended to create a blog for the moderate voice and a platform to publish some creative pieces I had written. As a gifted education advocate I...

House Addresses Funding Language 0

House Addresses Funding Language

The brilliant moment in all of this was hearing Representative Connie Pillich speak to the sheer number of letters and email messages they received from one particular constituency – gifted education advocates.

The Trouble with Geniuses – Part Two? 1

The Trouble with Geniuses – Part Two?

just when I think we (a loosely knit cadre of gifted education advocates) have eked out a public education compromise that makes sense, someone pulls the rug out from beneath me.

The Trouble With Geniuses 7

The Trouble With Geniuses

The assumption that very smart people can find their own way in this world is a false one – many fail to achieve what they are capable of because they lack the opportunity or support.

Education Discussion – Dog Chases Tail, Part Two 1

Education Discussion – Dog Chases Tail, Part Two

Why our nation can not rely upon the States to solve the crisis in gifted education funding or support.

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