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Achieving Equity in Gifted Education

By Dina Brulles, Ph.D., Kimberly Lansdowne, Ph.D., and Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., authors of Understanding and Using the Naglieri General Ability Tests: A Call for Equity in Gifted Education Increasing diversity and achieving equity has long been a goal of … Continue reading

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The Social and Emotional Way to a Calmer Classroom

By Rayne Lacko, coauthor of Dream Up Now™: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Have you ever had a student, or a small group of students, create a challenging environment? Perhaps this happens every once in a while, or maybe … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Help Kids Develop Self-Confidence

By Deborah Farmer Kris, author of the All the Time series A couple of years ago, my youngest child woke up and announced his intention to ride his bike without training wheels . . . right now. Note: he had … Continue reading

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Using Growth Mindset to Help Students Overcome Perfectionism

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day Have you ever heard the saying, “Practice makes perfect?” I spent many years thinking my goal should be executing something perfectly to achieve success. As … Continue reading

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Acting Out: 3 Drama Exercises to Help Kids Manage Big Emotions

by Valerie Coulman, author of Dragons on the Inside (And Other Big Feelings) Whenever we tackle a new skill, we need practice. Whether it’s playing an instrument, baking the perfect cupcake, teaching in a classroom, or driving a forklift, we … Continue reading

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