Gifted Phoenix Twitter Round-up Volume 12: Giftedness and Gifted Education

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Here is a slightly overdue termly round-up of activity on the Gifted Phoenix Twitter feed.

4-Eyes-resized-greenjacketfinalThe sheer volume of activity undertaken over the four month period since my last review – attributable to my efforts to cover domestic education policy alongside global gifted activity – has led me to experiment with separating those two strands.

So this section of Volume 12 is dedicated to giftedness and gifted education over the period February 24 to July 3 2013.

Two further sections are devoted to wider education policy, organised on a thematic basis.

The material is organised into the following categories:

  • Global coverage, including sub-sections for each continent. As ever, this broadly reflects the distribution of activity worldwide, with little happening in Africa and a lot in the US.
  • UK coverage, including a discrete sub-section on Ofsted’s ‘Most Able Students’ survey, published in June 2013.
  • Thematic coverage, containing sub-sections on Intelligence and Neuroscience, Creativity and Innovation, Twice-Exceptional and Gifted Research.
  • Gifted Commentary, with subsections devoted to Yours Truly, Twitter chats and other posts.

Because the timespan covered by this review is relatively long, I have decided to keep the broad chronological order rather than grouping tweets thematically within sections. This means that readers will need to search a little more – for example for the limited non-US coverage within the sub-section devoted to The Americas.

As usual I have relied almost exclusively on my own Tweets, including only those that carry a hyperlink. I have not checked that all links remain live. I have included a few retweets and modified tweets originated by others.

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July 2013

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Giftedness and Gifted Education Around the World

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Global

A Learnist board on gifted education: http://t.co/hXvqfPPpsX

The Open Education Database includes a single offering on gifted education: http://t.co/n5HtaP66gm Frankly that’s pathetic

Confirmation that @LesLinks is the new World Council President: http://t.co/A56sCrvGGi – I shall have to mind my Ps and Qs!

Looks as though ICIE’s 2014 Conference is in Chennai, India: http://t.co/RQZKuG5SDr – Usual suspects involved

IRATDE’s latest journal – Talent Development and Excellence Vol 5 No 1 (2013): http://t.co/OWuqQf1CQ2

Inside view of WCGTC Conference preparations: http://t.co/UO5srcTllP – I hadn’t appreciated that Denmark is hosting in 2015

World Council Conference in Kentucky is up to 350 acceptances: http://t.co/o4C2b81NbJ so they need a last-minute surge

World Council 2015 Gifted Conference in Denmark will be located in Odense, August 10-14: http://t.co/UT3KQX689u No direct flights?

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Africa

Guardian feature on Sheikh School, the ‘Eton of Somaliland’: http://t.co/OaOaYIMihD

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/344343066884333568

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Americas

A more hostile position on the expansion of Renzulli academies in Connecticut: http://t.co/jaICAcZPT2

About US NAGC’s Administrator’s Toolbox for Gifted Education http://t.co/Dv5vCrzgXG – which is here http://t.co/DXQO69mgGL

The row about NYC’s gifted programme rumbles on and on…and on: http://t.co/JGXD0nFjZH

New Executive Director of US federal initiative to secure Educational Excellence for African Americans: http://t.co/qXjabm2die

How does Insight Help Gifted Children? http://t.co/Y3OcICZctn – Piece on Esther Katz Rosen Early Career Research Grants

Paper on impact on gifted learners of inclusion policy in British Columbia: http://t.co/9lYbM7LVnm

Evidence of a backlash against those proposed new Renzulli academies in Connecticut: http://t.co/quLDWY2v4L

Article on college readiness of gifted students by CTY’s Director: http://t.co/5voDJ6Vius

Senator Chuck Grassley continues his support for high ability students in the USA: http://t.co/oZMw19VfPd

Legal action threatened over gifted education in NY State: http://t.co/E1TlcAxf8D

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/311884567839653888

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Chuck Grassley press release on latest introduction of the Talent Act: http://t.co/Fu1CYSzBPN

MT @ljconrad: Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth Newsletter http://t.co/er6yARhY3l

CEC press release on the latest edition of the Talent Act: http://t.co/wRv4oKHdux

Missouri Senate progressing bill to establish a gifted and talented advisory council: http://t.co/NJEhvpAQSr

More on ability grouping in the US: http://t.co/tYNQ1KuqM6 and http://t.co/AbuYy17epj

The Socialist Worker perspective on gifted education in New York City: http://t.co/qPNdy6qmO3

Recap of an event to discuss gifted education issues in Ohio: http://t.co/f7CEH1wKEy

State-wide review of gifted education in Pennsylvania moves a step closer: http://t.co/fbNx3hge1x

Louisiana gifted funding plan under fire: http://t.co/jaQoi3Rnkz and this from Ravitch http://t.co/zX0G9xZhBk

A bit more negative reaction to Louisiana proposal to link gifted funding to test scores: http://t.co/VnhdKFEJdR

Why my grandson, 4, won’t be taking a gifted ed test: http://t.co/qUzOBnPKuN

Meanwhile discussion continues over Delaware’s grants for gifted education bill: http://t.co/gkVWfM8hxB

The Renzulli Academy planned in New London is relegated to an incubator programme: http://t.co/GNKGWRyg1k

NEPC review says recent ‘Does Sorting Students Improve Test Scores’ paper too poor to inform tracking policy: http://t.co/obpw7NfPD9

Pro-acceleration legislation enacted in Colorado: http://t.co/7vFyB4NtwV

Belin-Blank on Grassley’s Talent Act: http://t.co/BYXt7WCICc

Rapper Wale (next album ‘Gifted) to perform at WKU, home of the World Council. A publicist’s dream! http://t.co/Bym9lN029e

Florida’s apprach to gifted education begins to focus more strongly on equity issues: http://t.co/kRL2iloSGM

Jann Leppien lands that Gifted Chair at Whitworth U (reserved for someone of a Christian persuasion) http://t.co/xg6dke3EMQ

Report on Talent Management in US Education: http://t.co/kPKMYUcltd – They and we could start the process with school-age students

Loveless reviews the US history of tracking and ability grouping and calls for more research: http://t.co/AIZLQyFWqM

A couple of reports on initial impact of changes to tests for the NYC gifted programme: http://t.co/YzdRaTxakf and http://t.co/oOOwOJiVvY

January 2013 CTYI doctoral thesis about impact of the Centre for Academic Achievement (CAA): http://t.co/ODL52gznL7

Iowa elementary school teacher says gifted learners deserve attention too: http://t.co/horeVbLOZI

NGLB – No Gifted Left Behind: http://t.co/8CFuut2zyi  – a view from Illinois

Ohio’s new report cards include gifted learners. Simulation based on old data suggests shortcomings: http://t.co/LrEffMShs7

Pearson make clunking great horlicks of NY gifted test http://t.co/opewyB0e3F and http://t.co/8sp7rTPdNN Humble pie abounds

Belin-Blank Director refers you to her paywalled research http://t.co/lQED8Dzg8o I want it freely accessible

State report card shows some high performing Ohio districts don’t cut the mustard with gifted ed: http://t.co/51ziRRRbfa

Rumblings continue over Pearson’s testing issues in NYC http://t.co/QIBSIMhDac Apparently it’s being called TestingGATE (ho ho)

Democrat sources argue for reform to NYC’s gifted programme: http://t.co/k8yjUjIWJq

A call for stronger gifted education in Baltimore: http://t.co/h76lnFLwMh

Pearson’s gifted assessment contract with NYC reportedly under threat as a second error is uncovered http://t.co/4teFDmhdMY

More from across the Atlantic on grouping by ability: http://t.co/cgTGYl3Kv3

African-Americans and Hispanics are heavily under-represented in Virginia’s gifted programmes: http://t.co/KpMfDhwqbs

Profile of Sue Khim: http://t.co/iacJ6ZyNXd the founder of Brilliant: http://t.co/80kxzDpjGE

Following the testing debacle, NYC gifted admissions process now faces a parental lawsuit: http://t.co/lLTyd8ZepR

Brief feature on the founder of a Center for Talent Attention, presumably based in Mexico: http://t.co/sDRh0bbQfn

New London has rejected a Renzulli Academy: http://t.co/P7UE2nxaa6 – but is it the last word? http://t.co/DbEsQjYk7C

Latest NEPC Policy Brief is resolutely anti-tracking and so won’t go unchallenged: http://t.co/vDL5sWqYqb

Looks as though @donnayford is launching a blog: http://t.co/HBUkwt6oJC

Gatton Academy at WKU has a relationship with Harlaxton College in Grantham http://t.co/Dx0OIJdaEC

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/343287080123768832

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Debate about the pros and cons of ability grouping continues: http://t.co/XIkM2DME8I

Finding America’s Missing AP/IB Students http://t.co/zp3g0tuGkb Education Trust says they can help tackle excellence gaps

More about ability grouping, from the NYT: http://t.co/E5wGV5DLzY

US NAGC press release on inclusion of gifted learners in draft ESEA Reauthorisation Bill: http://t.co/vao9Go0imf

Another view on ability grouping/tracking in US http://t.co/NqkxWKI8qS Will Ofsted report on ‘most able’ reignite debate here?

Another contribution to US debate on ability grouping: http://t.co/WZ59o5vYLx

Fixing America’s Talent Problem (mostly higher education focused): http://t.co/SHHG8n5Smi

CEC press release on the latest moves to introduce a US TALENT Act: http://t.co/8VTwT2f3Wt

NAGC’s Press Release on the Talent Act: http://t.co/gWK0WVBy0m

A real slanging match in the comments on: ‘The Anti-Gifted Sentiment Behind Closing the Gap’: http://t.co/D8lXzc7a76

A giftedness blog in British Columbia has come back to life: http://t.co/Bpvs6bvgzh

Ending the neglect of Illinois’ gifted students: http://t.co/mEVTVGWiiB

This page carries a link to a powerpoint on gifted education (for women) in Costa Rica: http://t.co/yAdl2mOnQa

NYC gifted education again: http://t.co/BQtVIm1Qnk  (including the judge who needs a crash course in gifted education)

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Asia

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi donates $10m to Permata Pintar gifted programme in Malaysia: http://t.co/wW1IetQpik – Jealous!

There’s a talk in Cambridge next week on gifted education in Kazakhstan: http://t.co/dIhXx7J8RY

Next round of gifted education awards in the Philippines: http://t.co/j2RakCyxBd

New Wikipedia entry on the High School for Gifted Students at Hanoi University of Science: http://t.co/YxC1XdFxg4

Positive outcomes of Malaysia’s Permata Pintar Gifted programme via @noorsyakina: http://t.co/E20rqM9yrn

Over in Hong Kong, HKAGE is running a student conference on giftedness and creativity in November: http://t.co/kXbbHsEAOX

Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education needs Associate Director for Student Programmes and Services: http://t.co/gkvdkumROH

A very brief item on Kuwaiti gifted education from the national news agency: http://t.co/Y3pp2uLaGa

Interesting feature on giftedness from the Bangkok Post: http://t.co/BunytKPhTI  (don’t be put off by the awful stock photo)

Recording of that Cambridge seminar I referenced on gifted education in Kazakhstan: http://t.co/F4DOdMdXdP

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/325213559476867073

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Bloom Nepal sounds like a valuable gifted education initiative in that country: http://t.co/IOwuufRCCL

Is Vietnam’s national gifted education programme a waste of money? http://t.co/0w2EBYNK8o

A Talent School of Academic and Arts (TSAA) is opening in Makati, Philippines: http://t.co/FqPGmUIrrZ

A Glance at Gifted Education in Singapore: http://t.co/eDSr2TBN7u

Brief piece on gifted education in Bahrain: http://t.co/Y65v1z2OP3

Mawhiba (gifted education in Saudi Arabia) is supporting over 12,000 students in its third phase: http://t.co/WiyZVElRTW

Evaluating the Effects of the Oasis Enrichment Model (on gifted education in Saudi Arabia): http://t.co/SGRmBNiRUz

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/339412463302893569

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Feature on China’s School for the Gifted Young: http://t.co/aBOMYNSig6 with an interesting opening line

RT @noorsyakina: First Lady of Mozambique visits Permata Pintar in Malaysia http://t.co/dnANlt76BU

There’s now a National Association of Gifted Education in India. Here’s its test website: http://t.co/dPGDamYkXu

Expansion of Saudi Mawhiba gifted summer school plus international girls’ programme involving CTY http://t.co/KiJ1jmUbmT

Bahraini students will take part in the Mawhiba-CTY girls only summer school: http://t.co/dkdufvfgYW

UKM in Malaysia has signed a MoU with Kazakhstan University including gifted education collaboration http://t.co/hA9sB4GbV7

The Eden Center: A Haven for Korea’s Highly Gifted Kids: http://t.co/GHeLfktoQz

A piece on teaching mathematically gifted Muslim girls from India: http://t.co/a90Tm7wzkN

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayed Intellectual Schools needs teachers (to teach in English) http://t.co/vjjkIed6Ty

Jakarta Post features an academy for poor but gifted students in Sumatra: http://t.co/Tf71eMTGar

China has launched a first Regional Talent Competitiveness Report: http://t.co/h9IvtwqDDO and http://t.co/lPk4yXgGjL

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Australasia

Gifted Kids in NZ has appointed a new chair: http://t.co/obXU0lMRb9

RT @jofrei: Gifted Resources March newsletter can be read online at http://t.co/Gratg3fUQm

Gifted education is a focus in state elections in Western Australia: http://t.co/jyAqQFFn3F

Feature on gifted education in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand: http://t.co/YYjYqfPT9C

Brief Massey University press release on an upcoming regional gifted education conference in NZ: http://t.co/mpzOjxNeiI

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/313393533061042178

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Guidance from New Zealand about developing Professional Learning Networks in Gifted Education: http://t.co/utariVh8f9

MT @jofrei: Gifted Resources March No 2 Newsletter can be read online at http://t.co/88FWthytvj

New article from New Zealand comparing enrichment and acceleration: http://t.co/m1g8aRSuXH

TKI Gifted in NZ is now advertising the World Council Conference, shifted from NZ to Kentucky: http://t.co/e9Mnm2TqyQ

Bit of a coup for GERRIC, who are running gifted teacher education courses for ESF in Hong Kong: http://t.co/p6tDaQX0A9

MT @jofrei: Gifted Resources April Newsletter can be read online at http://t.co/pOueUEIB8t

State Government’s response to the Inquiry into Victorian gifted education begins to emerge: http://t.co/PNr9auuYJK

University of New England (Australia) seeks Lecturer in School Pedagogy/Gifted Education: http://t.co/ePU1pZqZIz

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/330234232221859840

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MT @jofrei: VAGTC EmpowerED Conference report on Gifted Resources blog http://t.co/G0OjSqlF6B

Extended differentiated Instruction presentation from recent gifted conference in Victoria, Australia: http://t.co/dm1E47L7BV

New Zealand’s Got Talent. The Role of Schools in Talent Development: http://t.co/0EKvjkF6Mn – Unites arguments I support and oppose

Time for the annual New Zealand Gifted Awareness Blog Tour: http://t.co/XdT1KDi54K

Welcome to the NZGAW Blog Tour 2013: http://t.co/oXGeftp9fY

‘Your MP is Probably Gifted’: http://t.co/9Fu48aVyFb – a timely comment from New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week

Australian Mensa is worried about what happens to gifted students in Australian universities: http://t.co/M1Zt0KI2WY

A contribution to the ability grouping debate (the one in NZ this time): http://t.co/6Avu7y0R8Y

Young members of Mensa New Zealand: http://t.co/pCD2xPyiQj – a world away from Child Genius!

Picture this: gifted (from NZGAW): http://t.co/e97yIHukn2

Gifted Kids at [NZ] Parliament: http://t.co/aftRSrW7EF – Green Party support for NZGAW

NZ Labour Party supports Gifted Awareness Week: http://t.co/8v4g56ksrT

Another NZGAW offering – Kiwi learners reflect on what it means to be gifted: http://t.co/bQSsLacDnT

Investigation into the Identification of Maori Gifted and Talented Students (from NZGAW): http://t.co/vc0zILWe53

RT @ljconrad: AUS: Gifted Resources Newsletter June 2013 (pdf) from @jofrei  http://t.co/RNxEYa8nu6

Interesting progress report on New South Wales’ Virtual Selective High School, xsel: http://t.co/KEjmg9nTZU

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Europe

It’s Ireland’s 3rd National Gifted Awareness Week soon! Are you a potential sponsor? http://t.co/I9iVAuZouM

European Talent Centre website has ended its hibernation; features an essay by Roland Persson http://t.co/Lgeqj4REBe

Summary of the recent EU Hearing on Talent Support: http://t.co/Umk3BKVOeN – No comment.

The EU Talent Centre has finally published volume 2 of International Horizons of Talent Support: http://t.co/MYTWMSAmwt

ECHA is calling for bids to host its 2016 conference http://t.co/98uHStXGsz and http://t.co/oUzo2GGgPW – Deadline 10 April

Maltese Education Department reforms to support high achievers. Report: http://t.co/A4JYf7xlYI – coverage: http://t.co/psoqdt8bo3

Potential Plus and Silverman on Tour in Denmark: http://t.co/8ZUBGlrcpS

Contributions to Denmark’s 2013 Symposium on gifted including contributions from Potential Plus: http://t.co/nSYL0CAnYe

RT @GTNIrl: What if Giftedness was not defined as SEN in Ireland? http://t.co/JVQSh5AL5J

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/330190074148962305

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EESC Opinion Unleashing the potential of children and young people with high intellectual abilities in EU: http://t.co/J9E0hwsukb

MT @Dazzlld: Some news from the Irish Gifted Education Blog: http://t.co/ay09uPNlPU

MT @peter_lydon:Gifted And Talented Network Ireland helps parents of gifted children to support each other http://t.co/1253SSD58e

Gifted education arrives in Gozo: http://t.co/FxsZuuS6bE

RT @Begabungs: The first Gifted Awareness Week in Germany – June 3rd to June 9th 2013 https://t.co/uMtCNEKEES

Supply of Turkish gifted education inadequate to meet demand (courtesy of @ljconrad): http://t.co/MfPzEzTHpa

CTYI/DCU setting up Irish Centre for Gifted Research with support from College of William and Mary: http://t.co/R0HpozNZyr

Armenian scholarship fund for gifted learners at Dilijan International School: http://t.co/8tLFu5KNTb and: http://t.co/rUU5kh6e4Z

MT @Begabungs: Article from France! Thank you France! http://t.co/ZSbBrhlC2A

Legislative Strategies to Promote Talent in Romania (full text via PDF link): http://t.co/lFWXzY5kLQ

RT @Begabungs: The Development of Giftedness and Talent in 21st Century October 5th – 6th, 2013 Toulouse http://t.co/16J0IxGqXj

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UK Coverage

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News and Developments

Dance and Drama Awards Guide for 2013/14 (New Students): http://t.co/tFqhAJEHFf

Dear Treasury: economic growth is driven by human capital. Jerrim makes strong case for investment in high achievers http://t.co/ZJLRxj49gl

TES on How to Meet the Needs of Child Prodigies http://t.co/UcL9k1MtUB plus article featuring my alter ego:  http://t.co/wRp4Q8JqHn

A positive profile of Chetham’s, part of the MDS and an important part of our gifted education provision: http://t.co/32dtGvkOS1

Gove concedes that ‘there is much more that we can do’ to support high achievers: http://t.co/ZGicrHF4sn (Col 652) We’re all ears

Will removal of a flexi-schooling option impact disproportionately on gifted learners? Evidence?: http://t.co/PO7c9E1TGB

New Ofsted Report on Schools’ Use of Early Entry to GCSE Examinations (March 2013): http://t.co/5yWot7W64K

TES: Familiar portrayal of Chinese education ethos http://t.co/WtDQUxnkaz Author (a head) wants to ban use of ‘gifted and talented’

Adonis is new chair of trustees at IPPR: http://t.co/vBrUPuECIA so maybe they’ll show some interest in future of gifted education

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/312150806172418049

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Cridland speech to #ascl2013 asks whether gifted learners get the challenge and support they need: http://t.co/fDqdQx0mLM

Q. How can education best contribute to Cameron’s ‘global race’? A. Partly by investing in tomorrow’s high achievers: http://t.co/jaiOGpmi15

Concern at the plight of EAL support – will hit the oft-forgotten EAL gifted learners: http://t.co/7wgrOeYasU

Reports on safeguarding at Chetham’s: http://t.co/jZW9f4zhc2  and http://t.co/omukgQctTI  – will there be wider implications for MDS?

@judeenright Amazingly I’ve just had a pingback from a post on Dux you published 362 days ago!: http://t.co/nBduvBiE1p

Will Gilbert’s audit push Thurrock to improve gifted education? This mum hopes so: http://t.co/351GRxdWOH – I won’t hold my breath

RT @DMUVC: Hundreds of secondary school pupils have been on campus for DMU Gifted and Talented programme http://t.co/lJEPoRRadi

New DfE research on KS2 Level 6 Tests: http://t.co/2FdvVGeoKY – Critical of lack of guidance; doesn’t mention disappearance of L6

“It is the unfortunate nature of state schools that gifted children are often limited”: http://t.co/u8nHPUqy0G

Somewhere in England there’s a school that thinks NAGTY still exists: http://t.co/uny4HkWtUc – It closed in 2007

Sutton Trust’s future strategy features Open Access (bad) and Helping the Highly Able (depends how) – see p5 http://t.co/cUt0swcx09

TES says Government is no longer promoting setting: http://t.co/ZkVd71YWKY – but what will Ofsted say about impact on highly able?

How Level 6 tests are viewed in secondaries: http://t.co/Ie7nzkOWOA Gifted learners suffer badly from this poor transition practice

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/325906314293305344

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Waiting to see whether and how high attainers will be accommodated in TechBacc: http://t.co/vZRkJOHy83 and http://t.co/ZDW6dxiJ7h

Cybersecurity’s the latest industry to harness the power of gifted learners: http://t.co/yPMEixt8Bk

We had the school that thought NAGTY still existed; now we have the College seeking to re-energise YG&T: http://t.co/ACToxSXdnd

Still no TES this morning so you’ll have to make do with my new post on KS2 L6 and prospects for a Summer of Love: http://t.co/EWOMHD0sql

THE article on Universities’ sponsorship of academies http://t.co/py3vPFq91f and my piece on 16-19 maths free schools http://t.co/UQDNCNXwuX

Collaborative support for gifted education in Dudley: http://t.co/7UElTLGmCH

The importance of cross-phase collaboration: http://t.co/ge0Gpe6fp7 – critical for gifted learners as the KS2 L6 report showed

Abuse enquiries spreading across MDS schools: http://t.co/bLYoPGN2yE – Presumably some central action is under consideration

One of Labour’s policy forums urged review of gifted education policy: http://t.co/ynPH77YZJN (more detail in linked Word doc)

Cambridge University willl be sponsoring the Villiers Park Scholars Programme in Hastings: http://t.co/sc1JivwZHd

IGGY’s reached 2,500 members: http://t.co/a3rqhHEsN2 and http://t.co/75yQ79Q89K That’s slower progress than I’d anticipated

My post on IGGY discusses its membership/targets: http://t.co/ruSQuV6EUO 3,000 members’ claimed in 2012 v ‘over 2,500’ now?

Kings College 16-19 Maths School’s appointed a Head http://t.co/NQGPXxxClo My progress report on 16-19 Maths Schools http://t.co/UQDNCNXwuX

This TES report states explicitly that 16 16-19 maths schools are planned: http://t.co/NQGPXxxClo – Would like to know the source for that

Hoping for crossover between Ofsted’s upcoming reports on highly able and gap-narrowing. Excellence gaps need closing http://t.co/giEK2eymau

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/340878084758704128

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Estyn’s Report on KS2/3 Science says more able pupils are insufficiently stretched: http://t.co/17iWrTpNEP

TES on threat to NASA’s space education budget: http://t.co/Am5IouEKeK – would be a significant loss to gifted education

Timely publicity for Government-supported Cyber Security Talent Search for KS4 students: http://t.co/o2VvpILuOn GCHQ is a sponsor!

Thought-provoking piece ahead of ‘Child Genius’: http://t.co/x0W3a67Z6y Penultimate paragraph is the killer

Latest edition of the gtvoice Newsletter: http://t.co/Ht0vtI8Sn8 Mentions two very important meetings in this ‘Summer of Love’

Congratulations to Horndean Techonology College for being one of 8 lead schools for more able http://t.co/4RHBV3CuDM  Not sure whose scheme?

Sweeteners for university sponsors of 16-19 maths free schools http://t.co/cEcP8nIKs3 My analysis of progress to date http://t.co/UQDNCNXwuX

Here’s a brief report on Fair Access issues, especially some news about the Dux Award Scheme: http://t.co/krPc7Uweo4

STA received 240 complaints re non-registration of KS2 pupils for Level 6 tests post-deadline: http://t.co/zYAuduZ0ST (Col 531W)

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Ofsted Report

Still wondering why Ofsted’s rapid response gifted education survey: http://t.co/PyLE23L00o – isn’t yet listed here: http://t.co/ZItPkhyO0u

HMCI still bigging up Ofsted’s upcoming report on highly able: http://t.co/QeNdhwvv2A Identification, tracking sure, but streaming?

Telegraph says Ofsted’s ‘Most Able Pupils’ report will issue next week, but no new details of likely content http://t.co/wg9OhTcmvn

Telegraph calls the Ofsted Able pupils Report ‘damning’; Ofsted will now routinely check whether their needs are met: http://t.co/a2wB03Gc9a

Guardian coverage of the Ofsted Able Pupils Survey launch says it based on visits to 41 non-selective schools: http://t.co/ymHoV9RefL

Independent on Ofsted Able Pupils Survey: some schools not identifying most able (which was a requirement up to 2011): http://t.co/jDmAn41lfH

BBC coverage of Ofsted Able Pupils Report leads on failure to translate L5 to A* HMCI advocates setting/streaming: http://t.co/xeHiKGKBvB

Sutton Trust wants Government to fund trials of best ways to support gifted learners: http://t.co/nKlvxkMMV4 So a job for the EEF Sir Peter?

This short piece on gifted education and Learning Schools should’ve been published elsewhere today It wasn’t http://t.co/6MOnrWm6do

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/345080217297117184

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In which I propose a National Network of Learning Schools (to complement the Teaching Schools Network): http://t.co/6MOnrWm6do

RT @dandoj: Interesting Ofsted story on schools failing to challenge the brightest – particularly true for the poorest http://t.co/S6rTQaVKbX

@rchak100 @brianlightman @dylanwiliam There’s more data than you can shake a stick at in my analysis here: http://t.co/J0Kt7Aegpl

Ofsted Report on the Most Able Pupils now published: http://t.co/SrxQMNn1vP plus press release http://t.co/Rpdd3li9q2

Ofsted report says in only 20% of 2327 lessons observed were able pupils supported well or better: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn (p7)

Also surprised that Ofsted most able report is silent on school-to-school collaboration. My own modest proposal here: http://t.co/6MOnrWm6do

Key Finding 1: In many schools expectations of most able are too low: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 2: In non-selective schools 65% of those achieving L5 in Eng and Ma didn’t get GCSE A*/A (2012): http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 3: School leaders ‘haven’t done enough to create a culture of scholastic excellence’: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 3 (cont) Schools don’t routinely give same attention to most able as they do to those struggling http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 4: Transition arrangements don’t ensure high attainers maintain momentum into Year 7: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 5: KS3 teaching is insufficiently focused on the most able: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 6: Many students become used to under-challenge. Parents and teachers accept this too readily: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 7: KS3 curriculum and early GCSE entry are key weaknesses; homework insufficiently challenging: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 8: Inequalities amongst most able aren’t being addressed satisfactorily. Particularly FSM boys: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 8 (cont): Few schools are using Pupil Premium to support most able from disadvantaged backgrounds http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 9: Many schools aren’t using assessment, tracking and targeting effectively with most able: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 10: Too few schools worked with families to remove cultural/financial obstacles to HE admission http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 11: Most 11-16 schools visited were insufficiently focused on progression to HE: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Key Finding 12: Schools’ knowledge/expertise on application to top universities not always up-to-date: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 1: DfE should ensure parents get annual report showing if their children are on track http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/345102728479006720

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Ofsted Recommendation 3: DfE should promote new destinations data on progression to (leading) universities: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 4: Schools should develop ethos so needs of most able are championed by school leaders http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 5: Schools should develop skills/confidence/attitudes to succeed at best universities: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 6: Schools should improve primary/secondary transfer and plan KS3 lessons accordingly: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 7: Schools should ensure work remains challenging /demanding throughout KS3: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 8: Senior school leaders should check mixed ability teaching is challenging enough: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 9: Schools should check that homework is sufficiently challenging for most able: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 10: Schools should give parents of more able better infromation more frequently: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 10 (cont) schools should raise parents’ expectations for more able where necessary: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 11: Schools should work with (poor) families to overcome obstacles to HE progression: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 12: Schools should develop more expertise to support progression to top universities: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Recommendation 13: Schools should publish more widely a list of university destinations of students: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/345107211372093440

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Ofsted Commitment 2: Will focus inspection more on use of Pupil Premium for most able disadvantaged learners http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted Commitment 3: Will report inspection findings more clearly in school, 6th form and college reports: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

Ofsted has today called for a new progress measure from KS2 to KS4/5 for most able pupils: http://t.co/Td95IwjFIn

What the Unions think of Ofsted’s Most Able Students Report – NAHT: http://t.co/3zwKMnEJTF

What the Unions think of Ofsted’s Most Able Students Report – ASCL: http://t.co/9V18fM4eXE

What the Unions think of Ofsted’s Most Able Students Report – NUT: http://t.co/RAnjMTlSFG

What the Unions think of Ofsted’s Most Able Students Report: NASUWT – http://t.co/2w0Png0y7c

What the Unions think of Ofsted’s Most Able Students Report – Voice: http://t.co/xWRPFZK8lu

What the Unions think of Ofsted’s Most Able Students Report – ATL: http://t.co/4qVn0Ii1vR

Potential Plus (formerly NAGC) press release on Ofsted’s Most Able Pupils Report: http://t.co/7gqpdttJBz

David Laws video response to Ofsted Most Able Students response: http://t.co/9Og9iuQlLs – no new commitments

Twigg: ‘David Cameron and Michael Gove have no plan for gifted children’: http://t.co/wc8VS43rPj but no commitments

Review of today’s Ofsted report on most able by @pwatsonmontrose: http://t.co/SeMs66WQ3e (thanks for the links Patrick!)

Inspired by ASCL I’ve just checked what the 2012 KS2/4 Transition Matrices say about high attainers’ performance: http://t.co/96vG1mezxX

Apropos Ofsted’s Most Able report 2012 Transition Matrices show only 50% of KS2 L5A in Maths got GCSE A*: http://t.co/YkCno8Digi

Apropos Ofsted’s Most Able Students report 2012 Transition Matrices show only 47% of KS2 L5A in English got GCSE A*: http://t.co/YkCno8Digi

IoE reminds us that some GS have an issue with able learners (and inter-departmental variation’s also problematic): http://t.co/81S00tlnhK

Sutton Trust blog on today’s Ofsted report: http://t.co/1k0KpUAACH  still wondering when we’ll hear outcome of their own call for proposals

Skidmore thinks the answer is setting (and streaming?): http://t.co/8rTqoVPR8z  Will his Select Committee explore these issues?

RT @RealGeoffBarton: From last night: ‘Pass the G&T’: my blog on a depressing day for Ofsted and state education: http://t.co/nzC4QMpFAp

This Telegraph commentary on the ‘Most Able’ Report asks whether Gove(rnment) will step up to the challenges it poses http://t.co/uRXNxl2eF4

Standard predicts that schools will introduce predictive GCSE ‘report cards’ following yesterday’s Ofsted report: http://t.co/rK5F5k9fLb

Wilby questions evidence base behind Ofsted’s ‘Most Able’ Report but this evidence shows he hasn’t read it thoroughly http://t.co/h6RduI3O0K

Spectator insists Ofsted’s ‘Most Able’ report vindicates Govian policy: http://t.co/ZziGgqmlhQ But is the challenge/support balance optimal?

RT @federicacocco: My factcheck on evidence behind Ofsted’s latest report on bright children in Comprehensive schools http://t.co/Xvuamw1Yt3

And, further to Factcheck, this is what the fine level transition matrices tell us about high attainers’ progression http://t.co/96vG1mezxX

So What Does Gifted Mean Anyway? http://t.co/mNY6mut1Ty ID’s part of assessment; teaching to the top’s admirable and integral to ID

RT @headguruteacher: NEW POST Today: My take on the OfSTED report: The Anatomy of High Expectations http://t.co/qqvvWVgiEB

Huge thanks to everyone who promoted my megapost on Ofsted’s ‘Most Able’ Report: http://t.co/J7BTMsfGdt Especially @headguruteacher

Stephen ‘Up to two-thirds of teachers do not at heart approve of special programmes for the most able’: http://t.co/5aRjGDNYoh

Telegraph take on yesterday’s ‘Most Able’ Ofsted report: http://t.co/x51mfCwb9z  – Nothing here about supporting schools to improve

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Thematic Coverage

 

Intelligence and Neuroscience

Reasoning Training Increases Brain Connectivity Associated with High-Level Cognition by @sbkaufman: http://t.co/uJJX9XAfPG

A dose of realism over genetic selection for high IQ: http://t.co/c1ufVl1pMS

Two contrasting views of Obama’s new BRAIN initiative supporting neuroscience: http://t.co/noY9ry09by and http://t.co/bDsYRPHQ7m

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/322612090626002944

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A round-up of developments in working memory research: http://t.co/f4tlxChwxm

MT @NAGCBritain: Schooling Makes You Smarter: What teachers need to know about IQ: http://t.co/ATTRhNriT7

In Defence of Working Memory Training: http://t.co/RA0mWpzp4E

Intelligence can’t be explained by the size of one’s frontal lobes! http://t.co/41NP8kSOSJ

Yet another warning that research on the relationship between IQ and race is incendiary: http://t.co/WLMkMESmbG

Informative piece on the pernicious influence of ‘IQ fundamentalism’ in the wake of Richwine: http://t.co/CpFnGhCXx5

The impact of transcranial random noise stimulation on cognitive function: http://t.co/agCIcawpFX (I kid you not)

Intelligence as a function of other people’s perceptions: http://t.co/RSGk24ykRM

The distinctinction between intelligence and rationality: http://t.co/kUnP2az3hR

More about eugenics and cognitive genomics: http://t.co/LrMPD26kPg

Motion Filtering Ability Correlated to High IQ: http://t.co/yowFYoSObk

‘Intelligence is largely a hereditary trait’ states @toadmeister on meritocracy: http://t.co/NwxhBBmsHX That’s highly contestable

Neat post on Intelligence, Genetics and Environment drawing on Nisbett et al’s 2012 paper: http://t.co/85ocdVn46y

Eight ways of looking at intelligence: http://t.co/PQ4VzX9jU2

Redefining Intelligence: Q and A with @sbkaufman: http://t.co/utkNwRaHSG

MT @WendaSheard: An antidote to neuromyths perpetrated in K-12 ed conferences and publications. http://t.co/cMleiKfk2r

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Creativity and Innovation

Start with small steps when nurturing the next Van Gogh (about fostering creativity in learning): http://t.co/i8Q5lfpsrv

A simply outstanding piece about domain dependency and ‘epistemic chameleons’: http://t.co/wEBg595RwB

Creativity lies in combining ordinary things in extraordinary ways: http://t.co/9r8jWh9AYT

OECD post on creativity: http://t.co/eD9YygkcDo and associated Education for Innovation in Asia conference papers: http://t.co/pNSGuPKeHV

Intuition as the basis for creativity: http://t.co/fddE5v5bl1

Profiling Serial Creators by @sbkaufman http://t.co/ozUtLRwdD0

I do so agree with this dismissal of Robinson’s TED flummery: http://t.co/J9WsNqqffn  – gets far more attention than it deserves

Turning adversity into creative growth: http://t.co/U8yZya0rbD

@BSheermanMP @DrSpenny I spent some time trying to get a grip on Robinson’s take on talent: http://t.co/op4PaJF2Vq – wasn’t impressed

Does education marginalise spatial thinkers? http://t.co/7596uBqu0y

RT @HuntingEnglish: Why We Should Mistrust Ken Robinson http://t.co/iqPyBVKgCi – Glad I’m not the only one!

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Twice-exceptional

The Invisible Side of ‘Special Needs’ Gifted Students: http://t.co/VDzO4Bhgpt

Twice-Exceptional: When Exceptions are the Norm: http://t.co/55szvEVsca

Belin-Blank presentation on Parenting Twice-Exceptional Children: http://t.co/6bPRNeNX9f

Belin-Blank has funding from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to support twice-exceptional students: http://t.co/7eUZ1GKDhM

Twice-exceptional, from an Indian perspective: http://t.co/Vxd8UXnhYy

Raising the Autistic Gifted Child: http://t.co/zYvUgg9Zz8

Belin-Blank on twice-exceptionality: http://t.co/M6gIucLSqv  featuring their resources

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Gifted Research

You can access this morming’s study of ability grouping and summer born children here: http://t.co/kIgY8ZgVm8  (link at bottom)

Here’s the associated IoE press release about the MCS ability grouping and summer born children paper: http://t.co/ODOkRyJ1mR

Research showing gender differences largest in maths but smallest in reading amongst high attainers http://t.co/BVdSoqSDQL

Brown Center pieces on the incidence of ability grouping and tracking and advanced 8th Grade maths courses: http://t.co/xkRjC49dVf

Elite Athletes Also Excel at Some Cognitive Tasks: http://t.co/UzcWxtBLZv

Why Gifted Low Income Students Don’t Go To the Best Colleges: http://t.co/IIq6o1viJl

School makes you smarter: http://t.co/iKQ91VSJNg

Defining Mathematical Giftedness in Elementary School Settings: http://t.co/Kx51V6bPfO

US follow-up study finds similar academic growth rates for high-achieving students at high and low income schools: http://t.co/j8N4IbAiL5

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/317196072705478656

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How important is maths ability for scientific success? http://t.co/IgfDfVviwI

Brand spanking new post on The Limited Accessibility of Gifted Education Research: http://t.co/joOIDs23dJ

More on Wai’s study on the relationship between wealth and ability: http://t.co/ry5c1QQZxX

So much for 10,000 hours of deliberate practice: http://t.co/SnRXDKtC7S – hard work doesn’t deliver for everyone

The Complexity of Greatness (including more about deliberate practice) from @sbkaufman: http://t.co/OKoEbwKLdg

Are gender differences increasing in mathematical ability at the upper end? http://t.co/uK06d8JKNp

Interesting piece of open access research (hooray) on Renzulli Learning: http://t.co/YEhLzFpmBO Relevant to other providers

2 Indian publications: Introductory Reading on Giftedness in Children http://t.co/dr1UPJOp4B Case Profiles http://t.co/Lql3tnP7YV

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Gifted Commentary

 

Gifted Phoenix

A huge(ly ambitious) new blogpost: The Economics of Gifted Education Revisited: http://t.co/jaiOGpmi15

@jakeanders @drbeckyallen What did you make of http://t.co/jaiOGpmi15 – What prospect of serious analysis of smart fraction from your ilk?

The @GiftedPhoenix Manifesto for Gifted Education: http://t.co/7a1Fhr99uK

MT @peter_lydon: The most important statement on Gifted education this year  http://t.co/DhOTt7Ee61 I’m seriously flattered. Thanks!

Peter Lydon blogs on (and reproduces) The Gifted Phoenix Manifesto for Gifted Education: http://t.co/DhOTt7Ee61

RT @peter_lydon: Special #gtie Chat on Sunday 9pm GMT ‘The Gifted Phoenix Manifesto for Gifted Education’. http://t.co/DhOTt7Ee61

Explore The Gifted Phoenix Manifesto for Gifted Education via #gtie at 21.00GMT on Sunday 24 March: http://t.co/FqKGNOvNM0

Here’s a selective, reordered Storify transcript of last night’s #gtie chat on the Gifted Phoenix Manifesto: http://t.co/UppAtGsjum

I’ve also included some tweets in the Gifted Phoenix Manifesto post, to give the flavour of #gtie discussion http://t.co/FqKGNOvNM0

Fascinating and troubling equally that positive reaction to my Gifted Manifesto is all from outside the UK! http://t.co/7a1Fhr99uK

Planning a 16-19 maths free school? Want to know more about the KCL or Exeter projects? Here’s some essential reading http://t.co/UQDNCNXwuX

GEI has now published the dialogue between Barry Hymer and yours truly (£) but original on my blog): http://t.co/dypWHntkp9

This first post in my new ‘Summer of Love’ series is mainly about Key Stage 2 Level 6 tests: http://t.co/EWOMHD0sql

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/336915540188725248

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My new post is a transatlantic exploration of support for high-ability low-income learners building on US NAGC’s work http://t.co/XREYgg8bmO

My new post on Indian Gifted Education: http://t.co/TWgmrtPQLu

I’ve finalised my brief post of yesterday about the future of Dux Awards, now renamed Future Scholar Awards http://t.co/krPc7Uweo4

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Twitter Chats

MT @gtchatmod: #gtchat transcript: Coping When Extended Family Doesn’t Get Giftedness http://t.co/92FJzIaS4O

MT @gtchatmod: Storify transcript of #gtchat: Book Lists for Gifted Learners http://t.co/AmZSlPbwrM

RT @gtchatmod: “Do gifted learners think differently?” will be our #gtchat topic Friday @11PM UK http://t.co/Iqo1hvXFDF

MT @gtchatmod: Storify record of last night’s #gtchat: Do gifted learners think differently? http://t.co/AMhVQbF3lB

MT @gtchatmod: Storify transcript of last night’s #gtchat: The Value of Twitter Chats http://t.co/YliKuZ4nUq

MT @gtchatmod: Storify transcript of last night’s #gtchat: Organising the Gifted Learner http://t.co/VwhdUgDjq9

Transcripts of yesterday’s #gtchats: http://t.co/Uv1fLChSI2 and http://t.co/Ibw8nF6VAS

Transcript of last week’s #gtchat on Teaching Strategies for Underachievers: http://t.co/9xukcShsn7

MT @gtchatmod: New post: “The Misdiagnosis Initiative: An Interview with Dr. James Webb” http://t.co/cyPHeWakeC

RT @gtchatmod: Transcript for “Asynchronous Transitioning to Adulthood” now available @ #gtchat blog. http://t.co/luHZLW1uTx

RT @gtchatmod: Transcript for Supporting Exhausted Parents of Gifted Children? now available @ #gtchat blog http://t.co/09wdOxNKpd

MT @gtchatmod: Transcript from 5pm 28 June #gtchat on ‘Rigour’ now available at http://t.co/yuu0JRScDp

RT @gtchatmod: “A Multi-Talent’s Growth with Dr. Edith Johnston” New post on #gtchat Blog! http://t.co/QVpHuENlxm

MT @Frazzlld: Transcript from tonight’s #gtie chat (March 3): http://t.co/Ot8gjKSJDL

MT @Frazzlld: Thanks, everyone, for a great #gtie chat. Here’s “The Trouble With Boys” transcript: http://t.co/QIMghMo2B3

Transcripts of recent #gtie chats on Gifted Support Groups: http://t.co/owAyU1gRV3  and http://t.co/Oa3r8h1uz4

RT @GTNIrl: Support for Teachers of Gifted Students (#gtie transcript) http://t.co/3H6KCk1GoO

MT @CatherinaFisher: For those who missed #gtie chat on Sunday: Social Media and Gifted Education Awareness http://t.co/2DoNvQq4Kk

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Other Posts

RT @ljconrad: New post @GPS, “Preaching to the Choir: They Need to Hear the Message, Too!” http://t.co/FQ96YvmRji

MT @ljconrad: “Best Practices in Gifted Parenting” is my new post @Gifted Parenting Support http://t.co/ikxXwjd6VR

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/305325059839508480

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Social Challenges of Gifted Adolescents: http://t.co/ef1N0sQtOO

Sorry but…Your Exceptional Child Might Not Be Gifted: http://t.co/1P6UP7qIkF

‘Studying to be Gifted’: http://t.co/1vf7yJcyxL

Gifted Kid Syndrome: http://t.co/RUOCqKbjt0 – I really like the directness of this; others won’t

How to create a science prodigy (from @JonathanLWai): http://t.co/HuOyAaf3qA

Gifted Children: Skipping Grades: http://t.co/1Gv5quZ9Va

Never trust a journalist who puts the word gifted in quotation marks: http://t.co/qOihMCcf43

The Lowest Common Denominator: http://t.co/t6YMu3kLqK

MT @ljconrad: The Socialization Question, Homeschooled and Gifted Children: http://t.co/bUzKjneASS

Giftedness should not be confused with mental disorder: http://t.co/tQSZ34XCqJ

Using the ‘G word’ with kids: http://t.co/bwx1Dh4eco

(More on) Gifted and Racially Balanced Education: http://t.co/IJTYtNxLcq

Giftedness and Non-Conformity: http://t.co/acTmwyby5Z – Reading that is just like looking in the mirror

Transcending Race in Gifted Programs: Are We There Yet? http://t.co/WvBKX9p6cw

Do Schools for the Gifted Promote Segregation? (I refuse to adopt the quotation marks): http://t.co/L84DUSOGHg

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/315392301260226560

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MT @karlaarcher: “Giftedness and Boredom, Part Two: Tackling the Issue Head On”  http://t.co/QfIy3BIfxD

MT @ljconrad: “An Educational Paradigm Shift for Low-Income Gifted Students” http://t.co/3XakgtI3uG

Your Child is Gifted: A Parent’s Reaction: http://t.co/O2u1KeMqDl

Do GATE Programmes Take Resources Away From Needier Students? http://t.co/NCORWJIoEc

“Live life to the fullest and rejoice in your moments of triumph because you are the best you there will ever be”: http://t.co/Cj2VWax1g9

Why is it challenging to be challenged in public schools? http://t.co/waaJKkl5qb

Gifted Doesn’t Equal Segregation: http://t.co/jpDUKhzeUd

The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness: http://t.co/c92FH39d6p

Harnessing the power of social media to advocate for gifted education: http://t.co/5ETcVaf97x

What Does ‘Gifted’ Look Like? http://t.co/HJEzyF121X

Australian opinion piece on gifted learners: http://t.co/28mAFmCb50 – has more than a whiff of suspect old-fogeydom

Choosing the right college for gifted students: http://t.co/tNwYKlypRq – much wisdom in this post

Why isn’t my child as clever as me? http://t.co/fzjeIe3jAT – nice counterbalance to parents worried about the reverse scenario

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/326944367350800384

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Gifted children need help too: http://t.co/x85YbzXqSe  – a piece from South Dakota

We mustn’t neglect gifted students: http://t.co/CAVe77l4dc  – a call to arms by P O-K and the Tennessee Association

The illusion of the gifted child: http://t.co/mUFbVOL9h8  – is actually about ways of improving gifted education

Gifted Children…how can we start? http://t.co/7ZsDhLWO0x  – A blogpost from Mexico

MT @BYOTNetwork: BYOT in the Gifted Classroom: A Perfect Fit! Guest post by @abkeyser http://t.co/vxk7T9waem

Does the gifted label help or harm? An ongoing conversation on Reddit: http://t.co/yHnzfM2heS

More gifted myth debunking: http://t.co/ToGoV4mzb9

Cretal reports back to Planet Zoran on Earth’s approach to education (courtesy of @sbkaufman): http://t.co/9MLFIAO9vm

Changing the label on gifted programmes: http://t.co/PzibyqZyCT – the pros and cons

The Grown-up Gifted Child: http://t.co/I2oLmUstEU

20 Reasons why it’s Awesome Growing Up Gifted: http://t.co/SN61yShixU

Problem-based learning and gifted students (from CTD): http://t.co/uBGxg98YMk

Paula O-K on flexible ability grouping: http://t.co/2MljhIIxlM

Making Room for Talent: http://t.co/tqbedBHg3q

Sharing the Gifted and Talented Curriculum: http://t.co/qHTqcIKbEb

The gifted child’s lament: How to adjust to an unjust world: http://t.co/LLqHHFUu7w

Is Talent a Defunct Concept? http://t.co/zC8axv2AvZ – Some would have you believe so but it’s more complex than that

Is divergent thinking valued in your gifted child’s classroom? http://t.co/smIwhKzZ7m

How parents can challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about giftedness: http://t.co/fs9DuiYE0W Have problems with para 3

Some teacher appreciation from Unwrapping the Gifted: http://t.co/1ZoAe1Es9d

RT @Begabungs: Day 1 – Gifted Awareness Week in Germany 3rd-9th June 2013 http://t.co/yPlDIxfYt9

Pros and cons of pull-out versus in-school enrichment: http://t.co/E1PgcPmGkT

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/343298853140828160

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The Matthew Effect in Educational Technology: http://t.co/NuZWT3OdJu (including an aside about identifying gifted learners)

RT @Begabungs: Interview with Prof. James Webb (USA) http://t.co/0R1SiLioLf

Social Development of Gifted Children: http://t.co/MAiv80JmFw – Highly recommended (because I agree with the analysis)

The Dichotomies of Giftedness: http://t.co/EzY5U47yyr

RT @ljconrad: New post at Gifted Parenting Support, “Are You Nurturing Your Gifted Child?” http://t.co/ZK1PYP2fww

The Parent Challenge (NZGAW contribution from @Dazzlld and @Frazzlld): http://t.co/eO8QlGPh4J

@donnayford Hi Donna. Do you now advocate selection/ID solely on the basis of attainment? This made sense to me: http://t.co/fr0lmTHnpn

What to say to your gifted child about being gifted: http://t.co/WlPmoybuM0

How best are the gifted lifted? Lots of common sense in this post: http://t.co/NBorF6LUDa

24/7 Challenge (for NZ Gifted Awareness Week): http://t.co/EIro3ThjYR

Debate on Ofsted’s Most Able Report has resonance in US and worldwide http://t.co/hXV1hIksb5  – kudos to @ljconrad (and Tom Bennett)

Advocacy Versus Curriculum: http://t.co/BUFvLK636I

‘G is for Gifted and that’s good enough for me’: http://t.co/eJ0nwH6xgJ

RT @ljconrad: New post at GPS: “The High Ability – Gifted Conundrum” http://t.co/1wlBx0BH9u

The contribution that chess can make to gifted education (from NZGAW): http://t.co/5uK6olCNlU

Stop underestimating children: http://t.co/AVx7CFz503

The gift of independent learning projects: http://t.co/QQ1cPMpoE4

Is Your Child Ungifted? by @sbkaufman – Required reading for all gifted advocates: http://t.co/LGryTncjPo

RT @peter_lydon: Are you a gifted advocate? Add your name http://t.co/dk57ygQFJ0 Find other tweeps http://t.co/Cc06yCYZjq

Choosing Your Battles (from NZGAW): http://t.co/0LFJaaMjG0 – Messages for the NZ Government and Ministry of Education

Differentiating Homework for Gifted Students (from NZGAW): http://t.co/mUDuBedsys

Giftedness in our classrooms – removing the ceiling- an Iowa perspective: http://t.co/qCFbXME2Ve

My Gifted Education Soapbox: http://t.co/SpFpDAvc7M

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https://twitter.com/GiftedPhoenix/status/352315292627632128

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Hochbegabtenforderung an Schulen mittels Blended Learning: http://t.co/Q5kNpP8llU

RT @jtoufi: Es posible un sistema educativo orientado al desarrollo del talento? http://t.co/zyQWtlUHPR

RT @jtoufi: Promover el talento en Europa: White paper from Austria http://t.co/qOdbg5XJnT

RT @jtoufi: Francoys Gagne en My Friends’ corner http://t.co/eQEjzoOng7

Joseph Renzulli en My friends’ corner: http://t.co/PqIIXbW04k

RT @jtoufi: Karen Rogers en My Friends’ corner http://t.co/2HWZU3fGi5

RT @jtoufi: Rena Subotnik, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius y Frank Worrell en My Friends’ corner http://t.co/GaXvzd48qN

MT @jtoufi: Diane Montgomery en My Friends’ corner http://t.co/zoaQPp9a4Z (that’s the English DM by the way)

RT @jtoufi: Que pasa en el mundo con la atencion al desarrollo de los más capaces? http://t.co/GtZRlHqRUd

RT @jtoufi: Es tiempo reconstruir la educacion que queremos: Talento, Escuela, Tecnologia http://t.co/f8z44G5AJk

RT @jtoufi: Transforma Talento: un informe que hay que leer http://t.co/3wrnsRdXeo

RT @jtoufi: El Estado de la Nacion: o de como tomarse en serio el desarrollo del talento! http://t.co/RPJnK83Acp

RT @jtoufi: Diferenciacion del curriculo y la instruccion. La NAGC nos lo cuenta http://t.co/5J2erRhNtf

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