Category Archives: Gifted Education

How to Recognize and Support Gifted Students in Under-Identified Populations

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., coauthor of Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development Bright kids who fit high-ability stereotypes (high achieving, conscientious, well-behaved, eager to show what they know) are likely to be referred to selection committees … Continue reading

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Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: The Tale of Super Hani

By Deb Douglas, coeditor of Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: Perspectives from the Field Hani has headed back to school this fall with a spectacular new superpower . . . SELF-ADVOCACY! She’s ready, willing, and able to speak up, ask for … Continue reading

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Supporting Twice-Exceptional Students: A Q&A from Emily Kircher-Morris

By Emily Kircher-Morris, author of Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom Twice-exceptional (2e) learners are a unique layering of advanced cognitive ability (giftedness) and neurodivergence (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.). Sometimes, their giftedness hides their struggles, until they are no longer … Continue reading

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The Importance of Intersectionality in Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: We Are More Than You Think We Are

By Joy Lawson Davis, Ed.D., coeditor of Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students As educators working with gifted students, we have to be as cognizant of our students’ affective needs as we are of their intellectual and academic needs. We realize that … Continue reading

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Supporting 2e Students: How to Bridge the Gaps Between Gifted, General, and Special Education Classrooms

By Emily Kircher-Morris, author of Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom Allowing gifted, general, and special education classrooms to exist as islands in our schools is not a viable option for our twice-exceptional (2e) students. The movement toward inclusive education … Continue reading

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