Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

December 29, 2015

Here were the Institute for Educational Advancement’s top blog posts in 2015:

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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.

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The Bright Side of Overexcitabilities 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.

Mindfulness and the Gifted

IEA parent and Academy instructor Linnea Pyne discussed Mindfulness as a tool used to address a variety of the needs of gifted children.

12 Lessons About Gifted Kids from Matilda

The lovable title character in Roald Dahl’s Matilda is a precocious young girl who can teach the world a thing or two about gifted kids.

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Gifted 101

For those who need a place to start, we have shared some essentials that should help as you seek more information on the gifted child.

Beneath the Surface: Twice-Exceptional Children

Twice-exceptional (or 2E) students – those who are both gifted and have a learning disability – have unique needs and challenges that often go unseen and unmet.

College Selection and Admissions for Gifted Students
College Selection and Admissions for Gifted Students: Resources

Gifted students and their families face special challenges during the college search and application process.  IEA parent and independent college counselor Kate Duey shared some of her favorite resources on the topic with us.

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2015 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars Named

Congratulations to the newest class of Caroline D. Bradley Scholars! This year’s 29 Scholars represent 14 states and a wide variety of academic and personal backgrounds.  We are ecstatic to have each and every one of them as members of the IEA community.

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.

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