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29 Oct Helpful or Over-Involved?

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. My middle son is a junior in high school. It’s time for him to start thinking about college. To help the process along, his school invited a speaker from Colleges...

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22 Oct IEA’s Moonlight & Stars Benefit Dinner 2013

A full moon and lovely, clear star-gazing weather at the beautiful home of Kate Duey and Bob Malchione created a stunning backdrop for IEA’s Moonlight & Stars Benefit Dinner on Friday, October 18. The evening celebrated IEA and gifted children and recognized two amazing individuals...

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15 Oct Preparing for a Career that Doesn’t Exist Yet

By Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer is IEA’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Her position includes more traditional communications media such as newsletters and brochures, but it also involves much more modern technology, including email newsletters, the IEA blog and website, and social networks. The U.S. Department of Labor...

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01 Oct Emotionally Supporting Your Boarding School Student

By Bonnie Raskin Bonnie is the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Program Coordinator at IEA. She has extensive experience working with gifted middle school students to find the high school that best fits their individual intellectual and personal needs and supporting them throughout that high school experience. This...

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24 Sep Doing Homework the Wrong Way

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. There is a right way to approach your school work and a wrong way. The right way is to plan ahead, break the project down into manageable pieces, allow enough...

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17 Sep The Many Faces of Gifted: Shaun

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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11 Sep 12 Lessons About Gifted Kids from Matilda

[caption id="attachment_746" align="alignright" width="180"] Image from roalddahl.wikia.com[/caption] The lovable title character in Roald Dahl’s Matilda is a precocious young girl who can teach the world a lot about gifted kids. Here are 12 lessons from the novel: 1. Signs of giftedness can often be seen early in...

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27 Aug Meet Min-Ling and Louise!

We are excited to announce that we have two new additions to our IEA staff! Louise Hindle and Min-Ling Li have both been involved with IEA and our programs before and have recently joined the team as Program Coordinators. Get to know more about these...

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20 Aug That’s Just Not Fair

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. “That’s not fair.” It’s my daughter’s motto. It is usually followed by a list of reasons why my request (to walk the dog or clean her room) is unfair and...

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13 Aug Yunasa 2013!

By Jessica Houben 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. “Know Thyself” was at the core of all of...

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06 Aug The Many Faces of Gifted: Manning

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship program – mentioned...

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23 Jul Motivating Without Grades

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. My oldest son didn’t get his first letter grade until he was a senior in high school. His elementary and middle schools did not give grades. In high school, the...

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16 Jul IEA Summer Spotlight 2013

115 students, parents and supporters of gifted education gathered at USC on July 9 for IEA’s Summer Spotlight 2013, an event designed to showcase gifted students and the programs we offer to meet their needs. The evening was a huge success, and we wanted to...

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09 Jul The Many Faces of Gifted: Marley

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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02 Jul Top 3 Online Educational Resources for Gifted Kids

By Tiffany KwongIn this day and age of technology, more and more web-based resources are becoming available at our fingertips. Apple’s iTunes App Store, for example, has hundreds of applications specifically geared towards children’s learning and enrichment. Likewise, more e-learning websites are cropping up all...

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25 Jun Yunasa West 2013!

IEA’s pioneering Yunasa and Yunasa West 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. 2013 was the 2nd year for Yunasa...

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19 Jun Using Twitter as a Resource on Your Gifted Child

By Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer is IEA’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She works closely with IEA’s social media to regularly connect with parents and educators of gifted children. [caption id="attachment_592" align="alignright" width="231"] Image by Venspired.com[/caption] In a previous post, I mentioned that social media can be an excellent resource...

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11 Jun The Many Faces of Gifted: Hazem

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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04 Jun Spring 2013 Academy Highlights!

By Jen Mounday, Academy Program Coordinator Spring Academy classes ran for eight weeks from April 1 to May 25. Classes included two new offerings: Explorations in Literature and Chemistry Lab. Some Academy classics were also held: Organic Chemistry, Primary Advanced Math, Neuro-Energy I and II, Molecular...

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