Gifted and talented . “Mediocrity is not mandatory” Simon Tregonning / Alan Coop. What is giftedness?. Giftedness is involuntary - a natural gift. It gives no cause for claims of elitism.
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“Mediocrity is not mandatory”
Simon Tregonning / Alan Coop
We need to recognise and cater for gifted children to ensure this does not happen.
How does the New Zealand Curriculum encourage the Gifted and Talented? What are your experiences?
The disadvantaged or neglected students in our schools are the bright ones?
Q1. How well does the school leadership support the achievement of gifted and talented students?
Q2. How inclusive and appropriate are the school’s processes for defining and identifying giftedness and talent?
Q3. How effective is the school’s provision for gifted and talented students?
Q4. How well does the school review the effectiveness of their provision for gifted & talented students?
Q5. To what extent do gifted and talented programmes promote positive outcomes for gifted and talented students?
Can be achieved in a variety of ways:
That they meet the needs of all gifted children through
(Working in Partnership With the Schools for Your Child: Nine Things to “Round Out” the School Programme By Professor Karen B. Rogers, University of New South Wales)
Gifted Education Centrewww.georgeparkyncentre.org/
Gifted Kids Programmewww.giftedkids.co.nz/
New Zealand Association for Gifted Childrenwww.giftedchildren.org.nz/
REACH Education Consultancywww.giftedreach.org.nz/
Alpha Educational Consultancywww.alphaed.org.nz/index.htmBubble Dome Educationwww.bubbledome.co.nz/default.aspxCRESTwww.crest.org.nz/home.htmeTime – Gifted and Talentedwww.etime.co.nz/giftedandtalented.htmFuture Problem Solving (FPS)www.fpsnz.co.nz/Holiday Seminarswww.holidayseminars.co.nz/Philosophy for Children (P4C)www.p4c.org.nz/
Science OlympiaNZ www.scienceolympianz.org.nz
"Parenting a gifted child is like living in a theme park of full thrill rides. Sometimes you smile. Sometimes you gasp. Sometimes you scream. Sometimes you laugh. Sometimes you gaze in wonder and astonishment. Sometimes you're frozen in your seat. Sometimes you're proud. And sometimes, the ride is so nerve-wracking, you can't do anything but cry."
Carol Strip & Gretchen Hirsh.