Stories of Gifted Archives - Institute for Educational Advancement

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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17 Jun Fathering a Gifted Child

By Jennifer de la Haye “Dad, I love you, but I’m sick of all your dumb ideas today.” Meet Soren, my four-year-old nephew whose favorite philosopher is Alvin Plantinga, who concocts impromptu flash fiction, who composes songs to sing to his baby brother, who creates elaborate yet...

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13 May A Supportive Mother for a Gifted Kid

By Jennifer Kennedy Before joining IEA, Jennifer was a kid who understood little of her own giftedness. Now she works as IEA’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator to help other highly able kids and their families understand what it means to be gifted while providing the information...

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13 May A Supportive Mother for a Gifted Kid

By Jennifer Kennedy Before joining IEA, Jennifer was a kid who understood little of her own giftedness. Now she works as IEA’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator to help other highly able kids and their families understand what it means to be gifted while providing the information...

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06 May Teacher Appreciation

[caption id="attachment_976" align="alignright" width="250"] An Academy teacher helps learning come to life through an experiment[/caption] Here’s to the teachers who encourage their students to think outside the box. To the teachers who make learning fun. To the teachers who care about more than a test score....

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16 Apr A 16 Year Old’s Guide to Colleges

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. Be sure to check out the first part of Lisa’s college road trip journey! We were 5 minutes into the student-led tour and I knew the school wasn’t the right place...

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16 Apr A 16 Year Old’s Guide to Colleges

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. Be sure to check out the first part of Lisa’s college road trip journey! We were 5 minutes into the student-led tour and I knew the school wasn’t the right place...

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08 Apr The College Road Trip

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. It’s the only fun part of the college application process: the college trip. It’s the chance for your child to dream before the harsh realities of test scores, class rank...

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28 Jan My Passion for Learning

By Min-Ling Li, IEA Program Coordinator Growing up alongside my older sister and younger brother, I knew I was different from other kids. They played and studied with a little bit of a carefree nature, whereas I was almost always overly inquisitive, constantly asking “why?” and...

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28 Jan My Passion for Learning

By Min-Ling Li, IEA Program Coordinator Growing up alongside my older sister and younger brother, I knew I was different from other kids. They played and studied with a little bit of a carefree nature, whereas I was almost always overly inquisitive, constantly asking “why?” and...

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28 Jan My Passion for Learning

By Min-Ling Li, IEA Program Coordinator Growing up alongside my older sister and younger brother, I knew I was different from other kids. They played and studied with a little bit of a carefree nature, whereas I was almost always overly inquisitive, constantly asking “why?” and...

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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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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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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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15 Jan The Perfect Test

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. At my son’s kindergarten parent/teacher conference, his teacher played a game with my husband and me. She put 3 marbles on the table and asked us to close our eyes....

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