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01 Sep The Bright Side of Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children

Gifted children often experience overexcitabilities, also called intensities. These areas of heightened stimulation are categorized in five areas: psychomotor, sensual, imaginational, intellectual, and emotional. Though overexcitabilities are not, in and of themselves, negative characteristics, they are often discussed as though they are problems to solve. However,...

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31 Aug August 2015 in the IEA Community

We love celebrating the highlights and accomplishments of the IEA community. We wanted to take the opportunity to showcase this amazing community and what you have done over the past month so that we can all celebrate together. Even as summer wound down and IEA programs...

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25 Aug 2015 Yunasa Summer Camps

By Jennifer de la Haye, Yunasa Program Coordinator IEA’s pioneering Yunasa summer camps unite highly able youngsters with experts in the social and emotional development of gifted children. Campers explore and grow the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical aspects of their lives. When I sat down...

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18 Aug Mindfulness and the Gifted

By Linnea Pyne Linnea is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and a Mindfulness coach, teacher, and facilitator. She often teaches Mindfulness at the IEA Academy. Those who spend time with, raise, teach, and care for young gifted people agree that these individuals are different from their peers in...

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01 Aug Gifted 101

Whether you have a child or student who has recently been identified as gifted, know a child who may be gifted, or have encountered a child who is gifted and have questions, you may need a place to start, a place that gives you the...

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31 Jul July 2015 in the IEA Community

We love celebrating the highlights and accomplishments of the IEA community, so we wanted to take the opportunity to showcase this amazing community and what you have done over the past month so that we can all celebrate together. Summer days at IEA continue to be...

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21 Jul Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain

By Jennifer Kennedy Several years ago, as I was looking for content to share on IEA’s social networks one day, I stumbled across a TEDTalk by Susan Cain. I found myself captivated by everything she was saying. She discussed introverts in an extraverted world, and I...

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What We Are Reading

14 Jul What We’re Reading: Summer 2015

Much like many of the kids we serve, the IEA staff is a group of voracious readers. We wanted to share what we’re reading now in case you are looking for some good summer reads.   New and Selected Poems, Volume 1 by Mary Oliver “I give my...

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09 Jun Tales from a Grammar Geek

By Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer is IEA's Marketing and Communications Coordinator and puts her enthusiasm for grammar to good use daily. I have a confession to make: I love grammar; I always have. When I began learning Spanish, I was excited about how much it taught me about English grammar. Proofreading...

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02 Jun 10 Lessons for the Gifted Child from Children’s Literature

Literature has so much to teach all of us. Because reading is a cherished pastime for many gifted individuals, we thought we would share some great quotes from children’s literature and beloved children’s authors that teach gifted kids and adults alike important lessons.   Be Yourself “It is very...

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20 Apr Your Input Matters: Gifted Student and Parent Surveys

The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is dedicated to providing and advocating for the most relevant and impactful programming for highly able students possible.  Your experience and feedback are critical to assisting us in supporting purposeful change in gifted programs and services. It is crucial...

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CDB Scholars Arrive

09 Apr Bradley Seminar 2015

By Brianna Safe Nearly two weeks have passed since the 2015 Bradley Seminar, and I remain energized by the abundance of community, conversation, and enthusiasm that infused our weekend in Washington, D.C. The Bradley Seminar – an annual three-day event – is a keystone of the...

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Report card

17 Mar More than a Test Score

By Jennifer Kennedy Do you remember your elementary school report cards? They were more than just a column of letters with all of your hard work reduced down to a number – a number to be judged against that perfect 4.0. In those early years, you...

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The Importance of Balance for Gifted Youth

10 Mar The Importance of Balance

By Jennifer de la Haye Jennifer is the Program Coordinator for Yunasa, IEA’s pioneering summer camps that unite gifted young people ages 10-15 with experts in highly able youth. In a nurturing setting, campers explore and grow the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of...

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