Book Review: Boost: An Invaluable Road Map

Book Review: Boost: An Invaluable Road Map

In Kelly Hirt‘s new educational must-have, Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children, she encourages teachers to educate themselves about the often misunderstood population of students know as Twice Exceptional. As an educator for over 25 years and now a building principal, I can acknowledge that this … Continue reading

Book Review: Boost: Practical Strategies for Teachers and Families

Book Review: Boost: Practical Strategies for Teachers and Families

I found Kelly Hirt’s book, Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children, to be a very helpful resource for education professionals who want to learn about the needs, intensities, sensitivities, and complexities of twice-exceptional children. The book offers practical strategies for meeting needs and supporting success. Hirt’s … Continue reading

From Home Education to Higher Education: A Review of Lori Dunlap’s New Book

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by Celi Trépanier What do you think the number one concern associated with homeschooling would be? If you ask me, I’d have to say the socialization question: How will my homeschooled child find friends and be able to interact socially with other children? In reality, socialization has proven to be … Continue reading

Spring Celebrations Around the World

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  Spring is in full swing, and, in addition to a few solid months of sneezing, it means celebrating beginnings and renewal in both secular and spiritual cultures. We’re not just talking Easter and Passover! Let’s take a kid’s-eye jaunt around the globe with this sampling of festive books, and … Continue reading

Eight Books to help Calm Down during Anxious, Stressful Moments

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  We’ve all been there. Another uncontrollable meltdown. What could have possibly triggered this one? Is it really because of something so minor, so trivial? From an itchy shirt to a stressful playdate, our gifted kids often worry, plan, have anxiety, or just plain freak out. But they—and you—are not alone! Our … Continue reading

GHF Kentucky: Getting to Know Joy Navan

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GHF regional contact Joy L. Navan, M.A., is a Licensed Psychological Associate, at Amend Psychological Services, PSC, serving the needs of the gifted population of all ages in western Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Illinois. Ms. Navan provides assessment and therapy services for gifted children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Upon retirement … Continue reading

Top 11 Books to Inspire Your Family – Inspirational Reading

Top 11 Inspirational Books Gifted children are often known for their entrepreneurial spirit, intense need for justice, compassion, and moral sensitivity. Inspirational books can be the root of a big idea or just the encouragement a child needs to bring creativity to life. I’ve compiled a list of books and … Continue reading

Finding Mentors – an excerpt from Writing Your Own Script

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Following is an excerpt on Finding Mentors from Writing Your Own Script:  A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development by Corin Barsily Goodwin and Mika Gustavson, MFT   ~~~~~~ Adults, young adults, and older youths can be great resources for gifted and 2e children. Many older people are thrilled to … Continue reading

Bees on the Roof: A Book Review

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Most of our experience, our knowledge and our thinking is organized as stories. —Daniel Pink Learning through stories is different than learning by memorizing facts or individual ideas. Stories provide a context for information and, if well-written, create an emotional connection, helping our brains understand and retain specific facts and … Continue reading