Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

December 26, 2017

Here were the Institute for Educational Advancement’s top blog posts in 2017:

highly sensitive

Why Are So Many Gifted Children Also Highly Sensitive?
An explanation of what it means to be highly sensitive, as well as a summary of the many pros and some cons of being a HSP.

25 Movies About Gifted Kids
25 of Our Favorite Gifted Kid Movies
Our social media community and the IEA staff weighed in on their favorite movies featuring gifted children and young adults.

websites for gifted kidsTen Websites for Gifted Kids
We asked our community what websites for gifted kids they recommend. Here are ten of the top suggestions. Tell us what you’d add!

Scavenger Hunts

Benefits of Scavenger Hunts
We had fun celebrating National Scavenger Hunt Day! Learn about the wide-ranging benefits of scavenger hunts, from fun to educational, in today’s blog post.

2017 caroline d bradley scholarsAnnouncing the 2017 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars!
This fall, we announced the 2017 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars! We are excited to welcome them to the IEA community.


gifted kids12 Lessons About Gifted Kids from Matilda
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.

child activists

Child Activists: Ten Stories About Inspirational Kids
Stories of ten child activists from around the world who fought for what they believed in, to inspire children and adults alike.

Diversity and Gifted Children

Diversity and Gifted Children: Are We Doing Enough?
There is a need for new strategies in identifying gifted students of diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all gifted children.

The Bright Side of Overexcitabilites in Gifted Children
Because overexcitabilities are often talked about as though they are problems to solve, we wanted to highlight some of the more delightful elements of overexcitabilities in gifted children and adults.

Developing Study Habits and the Gifted Student
Because so many things come naturally to the gifted child, highly able students often do not learn how to study until it is too late. Mark provides some tips for helping gifted students develop study habits.

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