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  • The Liberal Academy

    A look at the notion that the academy is biased against conservative faculty and proposals to address this concern.

  • Creating a Culture Where It’s Cool to Be Smart

    This article by Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster on nurturing children’s intelligence and creativity was first published in 2009 in Gifted Education International. It was also the frontispiece in Roeper Review, and was featured at Education News. In light of Michelle Obama’s focus on educational reforms, see how and why the messages in this article still resonate strongly today.

  • Get in Shape

    Getting in shape physically and improving creativity have much in common. Mainly, we are so good at making excuses as to why we can't do it!

  • Does Giftedness Matter?

    If we truly care about supporting exquisite sensitivity to the environment, as well as any other dimension of giftedness, we could do better to define the terms, define the measurement, and define the interventions, so that we can give help to the specific population of children who would really benefit from the support.

  • Too Invested in Your Child’s Activities and Performance?

    How involved should parents be in their children’s activities? Young and aspiring artists, musicians, athletes, and scholars experience challenges as they strive to achieve. So, what comprises too much or too little parental involvement? What’s just right? Here are some guidelines.

  • The Lure of Kids’ Extracurricular Activities:  The Impact, and Answers to Parents’ Questions

    School resumes, and kids are registering for all kinds of extracurricular programs. However, many parents have concerns about relevance and suitability, including the content, costs, benefits, and demands of these activities, wondering which ones are appropriate for their child. Here are some considerations and guidelines.

  • Overcome Procrastination! 5 Suggestions for Kids

    Procrastination can affect a child’s achievement, relationships with family and friends, happiness, creativity, and more. Yet kids still procrastinate—for many reasons. Here are 5 strategies they can use to overcome procrastination tendencies.

  • The Magic Button

    Every one of us has a magic button in our brain that moves us into a more efficient learning mode. Can we push it proactively? Can we use it just before starting a day at school to create wonders in the classroom?

  • Kids on the Brink of Summer: How to Make it Happily Productive

    Summer—what lies ahead for your kids? Play? Relaxation? Packed schedules? Boredom? Here are 2 directional leads and 6 action-oriented tactics to consider when kids ask, “What am I supposed to do?”

  • Positioning Your Teen For Success

    In our data-driven world, social comparison understandably leads to anxiety about your child’s achievement: How does my kid really measure up? How much more do I need to be doing to be sure that my kid is in the best possible position for success?