Elementary/Middle School

Gifted Education
Information for parents and teachers of gifted elementary and middle school age children.

101 Hands-on Science Experiments - review star
Teachers and parents alike will love these well planned and easily executed experiments. No huge messes, no bizarre ingredients required, and not a lot of time required either!

A September Secret - Dear Teacher star
Wenda Sheard, J.D., Ph.D. is a SENG board member and gifted education advocate.

Academic Competitions for Gifted Kids star
Are your bright kids looking for a challenge? Taking part in an academic competition can be a wonderful learning experience.

Afterschooling Gifted Learners star
There's a growing movement known as afterschooling. What's it all about?

Bringing Up Geeks - review star
Author MaryBeth Hicks discusses how to protect your kid's childhood in a grow-up-too-fast world.

CTY Young Readers Course - review star
Are you looking for a challenging online course for your gifted reader? The CTY Young Readers series may be just what you want!

Encouraging Literary Diversity star
Gifted readers may not get enough variety in their literary diets. Why is it important for them to read different kinds of books? How can we encourage them?

Finding a Mentor for Your Gifted Child star
Imagine an older, wiser version of your child, who feels the same passion he does for dinosaurs, microbiology, or chess. This is what mentoring is all about! A gifted kid plus an experienced and interested adult equals tons of fun and learning!

Gifted Kids and Media Attention star
Gifted children and the media... is it a good idea or a bad idea to allow media coverage?

Holiday Gifts for Gifted Kids star
My hand-picked list of top games for gifted kids.

Homeschooling Gifted Kids star
Have you ever considered homeschooling? It can be a great educational situation for gifted children.

Homeschooling Your Gifted Child star
Interview with Terrie Bittner, author of Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath—You Can Do This.

Kids and Collections star
Kids who are gifted often enjoy collecting. Is it a tremendous waste of time and effort, or it there something positive to be gained?

Math Doesn't Suck - review star
Actor and math major Danica McKellar makes her writing debut with a sort of girl friend's guide to math.

No Child Left Behind and Gifted Children star
Guest author Dr. Kristen Houghton talks about "No Child Left Behind" and it's affect on gifted children.

Pull-Out Gifted Program Basics star
Learn what pull-out gifted programs are, how they work, and whether they make sense for your gifted child.

School vs. Homeschool star
School vs. Homeschool- Put away the boxing gloves and shake hands! These are BOTH valid educational situations, and more and more often, kids are moving freely between the two realms.

Strategies for Differentiating Instruction star
Julia L. Roberts and Tracy Inman of Western Kentucky University team up to bring us this much-needed resource for classroom teachers at every grade level.

Talent Search Basics star
What is a talent search, and how does it work?

The Magic Kingdom with Gifted Kids star
Even gifted kids enjoy goofing off at Walt Disney World! Here are ideas on what to do, what not to do, and how to have an exceptional time in the Magic Kingdom.

The Perils of Multipotentiality star
Being good at everything isn't all positive. Take a look at the potential pitfalls of multipotentiality.

The Presidential Election for Kids star
2008 is an incredibly exciting time to be a US citizen! We are about to make history with the election of a minority candidate, either as President or Vice President. Why not explore the Presidential election with your kids?

What's Happening to Juvenile Literature? star
Books published for children are big business. But what is being offered? How healthy is your child's literary diet?

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