Monday, September 21, 2015
Gifted Exchange turns 10!
Believe it or not, this blog turns 10 years old this week (on the 23rd, exactly). If it were a kid, it would be a 4th grader -- or perhaps an accelerated 5th or 6th grader. My own interest in gifted education came from my experiences in school. I wound up writing about the topic for USA Today, and then Jan and Bob Davidson hired me to help write their book, Genius Denied. I learned a lot in the process. Years later, my interest in this topic has broadened to raising my own children -- kids who ask questions for which I have no answers, and who must sometimes be distracted in church by asking them to calculate how many seconds are in a week (that occupied a reasonable amount of time with no calculator). The folks at the Davidson Institute helped pull some examples of the most-read posts over the past 10 years. All of these topics are still ripe for discussion, and I hope to start new posts related to these topics over the next few months. In the meantime, have fun perusing the archives! Sept. 29, 2011: The Case Against Delaying Kindergarten Dec. 3, 2007: Gifted Kids, Bad Behavior Sept. 26, 2005: The Magic of Boarding Schools Jan. 11, 2006: The Life and Death of a Prodigy (The New Yorker) June 13, 2012: Summer reading time August 3, 2010: Take a test, skip a grade? September 20, 2009: Gifted Children and Sleep June 15, 2009: Should Gifted Kids Know their IQ Scores? September 2, 2008: Are 20% of high school drop-outs gifted? December 22, 2011: Are Legos for girls? June 20, 2008: Did NCLB hurt gifted students? July 25, 2010: Time: The Case Against Summer Vacation? June 24, 2010: How do you talk about your gifted kid? June 4, 2009: Why do gifted kids drop out of college? March 26, 2009: The Importance of Preschool