"19 Reasons It's Horrible To Grow Up Gifted" is a...
Ah, but it’s in a classic Business Insider Template Bullshit, so it works for them. While they threw a dart on the wall and landed on 19 then proceeded to introduce each cherry picked Reddit comment with a stock photo and an encapsulating 3 word introductory sentence while managing to put it on a 20 click ad driven slideshow summed up in a sensation headline, we’ll throw it up on...
The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness →
No, sorry “A Gifted Man” on ABC, you were not the face of Giftedness. But you did make for a good avatar that we used to use, for our branding/vandalism purposes. The Misunderstood Face Of Giftedness Marianne Kuzujanakis Director, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted In K-12 classrooms everywhere are children at risk for being misunderstood, medically mislabeled, and...
The Double Edged Sword — Does Being Labeled As... →
Posted on March 16, 2007 by Editor in Chief, Pick The Brain Stanford psychologist, Carol Dweck, has spent her career studying the mental phenomena that lead to success. The Effort Effect provides an overview of her findings. Why do some people reach their potential, while others with equal or greater talent fail? The answer, according to Dweck, is attitude. In fact, Dweck has observed that...
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confidencekraken: Read More And we’re uncutting it because it’s OK to talk about it with us! man i’m reading the wikipedia page on intellectual giftedness and like everything makes so much sense i was officially (diagnosed? given the status? idk how you want to word it) as gifted when i was in second grade because my mom thought something was up when her 8 year old was...
It actually is called “Palcuzzi’s ploy,” and it was used long...– ~ James Webb, Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page
Yes? RT @wale: The Gifted — GIFTED, The Real # (@THE_REAL_GIFTED) March 21, 2013
Gifted does mean Smart! Depending on what your... →
We see what you’re sayin’ tho anawfullotofnerdfighting: I’m not sure if I’m writing this for me, or for everyone else in the universe, but it must be said. Gifted (or high IQ) does not mean “smart.” I’ve been in the gifted program since 2nd grade, and it seems that most people, teachers and school staff included, do not understand this. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with...
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Gifted people often grow up with a pervasive sense of being considered an extremist—having too much of just about every personal trait to fit everyone else’s definition of acceptable. The criticisms they face often are leveled not at their performance but at their personhood. A performance complaint sounds like this: “That essay is not acceptable, because it does not address the topic I...
Fuckin’ Gifted.– The Voice Inside My Head, All Day, Every Day
If Only I Had Known: Lessons from Gifted Adults
If you don’t know, NOW YOU KNOW. GIFTED. Every week since the publication of my first book, The Gifted Adult (previously Liberating Everyday Genius), I have received phone calls, letters, and emails from gifted people around the world and have been fascinated by the similarity of their impassioned comments. Whether from New York City, rural Arizona, Costa Rica, or France, each of them has...
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LMAO. That one? psychoscreamatic: I was looking at that “gifted problems” blog oh yeah it must be so hard being gifted and talented and super smart yeah gofuckyourselvesIhateyouallsomuch
12 Surprising Signs You Could Be An Entrepreneur…...
12 Surprising Signs You Could Be An Entrepreneur BY Grant Cardone | October 29, 2012| Image credit: Shutterstock Almost every article ever written about entrepreneurship suggests that it’s not for everyone. And yet the articles go on to list attributes that many successful people possess as the traits commonly associated with great entrepreneurs, such as a strong work ethic,...
MythBusters: Gifted Kids, Students, Classes,...
Ten Myths About Gifted Students And Programs For Gifted By Carolyn Coil, Special to CNN (CNN) – American educators have struggled for more than 40 years to define giftedness. Yet even now, there is no universally agreed upon definition of what it means to be gifted. U.S. federal law defines gifted students as those who perform or who show promise of performing at high levels in any one of five...
Angry Rhymes, Dirty Mouth, Goofy Kid? Passionate...
Ah, it kind of makes sense why I could relate to the fuckery of @fucktyler #TeamGifted — Tyler, The Creator nytimes.com/2011/05/08/art… V/ @nytimes — GIFTED, The Real # (@THE_REAL_GIFTED) November 8, 2012 Angry Rhymes, Dirty Mouth, Goofy Kid The last time that Tyler had a therapist of any sort, he said, was in fifth grade. “I made lists of who I wanted to torture and kill in the...
:) — The Colored Teacher Who Considered... →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ thecoloredteacher: So, I have been trying to stay on schedule with this blog, releasing something every Wednesday, but I could NOT be doing a more horrible job with that! I have either imagined the task of mincing together thought-provoking ideas based around education an arduous task, or I may have wanted to keep my wit short and snarky with Twitter or FB, but I mostly...
Schools are to extraordinarily intelligent children what zoos are to cheetahs....– Stephanie Tolan Is It a Cheetah? (1996)
You're not weird; You're (actually) Gifted? —... →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ josiahd: I was bored to tears in school. I was also weird. They tried to fix me in various ways. That was mostly a higher priority than whether I was learning anything. (And that’s a lot worse for kids who were even weirder than I was, and even worse than that for kids who don’t get high scores on standardized tests.) None of them worked. Eventually they tried to fix me...
Heart Shaped Eyeballs: Young, Gifted and Neglected →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ lovedancefloss: BARACK OBAMA and Mitt Romney both attended elite private high schools. Both are undeniably smart and well educated and owe much of their success to the strong foundation laid by excellent schools. Every motivated, high-potential young American deserves a similar opportunity. But the majority of very smart kids lack the wherewithal to enroll in rigorous...
Anonymous asked: can you start a forum where we can put all the crap in out heads out where others can see it. If we never write it down- no one will ever know all the cool shit we think up.
"But gifted, unlike plain smart, often comes with...
Do you mind if I just drop this here? I was tipped off of an intriguing line on Twitter, and went to go search where it was from. I found it, so here I am, stealing it from Google Cache. Since it’s not broken down into readable paragraphs, I’ll break it down for me and anyone else interested to read lavatories and furnitureARTIST hard to do SUITE pusher of sorts didnt glutenfree...
Very Poetic! — Some\Ether: last of the high kings →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ mrs-wynandpapers: How can it be so hard to accept that my brain functions a bit advanced than others’? That sometimes I can be too mature and later be very childish in a matter of a nanosecond. I look at something and the details are magnified, literally, like when you zoom in your DSLR, a quality shot, and yet sometimes I typically forget about some stuff you tell me or...
Three classic observations! — The greys in the... →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ thegreysinthegreymatter: Perspective #1, female, 22 years old: “I loved being in the gifted program though. We did in-depth projects and research papers on everything from oceans to elections. I think it really, really helped me to develop even basic writing and research skills in the first and second grades.” ————————————— Perspective #2, male, 21 years old: “I’ve...
Maybe this is like the epitome of our Twitter &... →
By Douglas Eby “Einstein is a classic example of a highly creative and highly gifted individual that did not do well in traditional school environments.” That is a quote in a research paper by Kyung Hee Kim, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at The College of William and Mary. She thinks “the cause of the underachievement of many gifted and talented students may be their...
Seldom Seen Kid: At the end of the second episode... →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ theradioprotector: At the end of the second episode of Elementary, Watson touches on the fact that Holmes not letting himself do certain things or have things that make him happy because it’s like a punishment. She used the word ‘penance.’ And personally I really loved that. Because Holmes is ‘gifted.’ He’s been that way his whole life. And when you’re gifted,...
I just remembered that in Gifted in middle school, my friend did a powerpoint project on pandas, but, intead of putting that they were a very interesting “organism”, she put that they were a very intersting “orgasm”. It was fucking great. LMAO Speaking of, I can’t even lie, when reading out loud to the class, (because of course I would get chosen) I would...
Great Potential Press: The Gifted: Left Behind? →
greatpotentialpress: With a new curriculum aimed at meeting the needs of more students, parents of advanced learners fear their kids are getting short shrift By Julie Rasicot As she sat in her second-grade math class doing addition and subtraction problems last year, Eleanor Clemans-Cope of Bethesda was feeling “anxious, bored and cooped up.” “I felt like I was back in preschool,” says the...
Gifted Problems — Neo Wisdom: Depression and High... →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Neowisdom: It was my own personal difficulties that caused me to stumble upon this article, and, considering I’ve experienced many of the concerns, feelings, and issues noted above, I must say it is a bit consoling to know that I’m not as alone in experiencing this as I once believed. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m a genius (as I’m steadfastly wary of the vanity and...
You said it Jack — The Epoch: His Name is Jack →
FREE JACK! flamewhirl: “His name is Jack and he lives in a box. It appears that he doesn’t like the box because he keeps popping out. Whenever he does, everyone seems surprised. Some people try to figure out why Jack pops out, while others try to explain why he should stay in, and nearly everyone pushes and shoves until Jack is forced back into the box. Once Jack has returned to his box,...
A classic case of the attention grabbing, colourful, shiny “Infographic”. Make sure to think about this infographic (like all infographics) critically. Specifically, the terminology under “Human Intelligence” considering this was created in 2012, and the missing References section which is standard at the end of an informative infographic. In context, this “Does IQ Matter” Infographic blew...
How ‘bout #Gifted intelligence? Huh? Huh? …YEAHINTELLECTUALGIFTEDNESS.tumblr.com RT @sincerelytumblr: I think intelligence is pretty fucking sexy. — A GIFTED MAN (@THE_REAL_GIFTED) September 24, 2012
I’m tired of being at a school where the kids just think they are cooler than...– Daria Morgendorffer Gifted, Daria Season 2
thegreysinthegreymatter: “In elementary school, I always hated being around other kids because I knew I was smarter than most of them. Call it arrogance, sure, but it was how I felt. Being in gifted programs was both refreshing and humbling, because I could see that there were in fact other kids in my level and that there were even many above me.” — — Old friend on “gifted...
Really! It always depends! — Fearless: It... →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ kcarms33: So… this is all I got from my research class… that often times when seeking out gifted students, they will answer particular questions with “It depends…” because it indicates that they are not thinking in black and white but rather in the grey area. My teacher is a special education/ behavioral specialist… she told me this after I answered a question this way...
The Big Five Overexcitabilities — SanSerafin: Many... →
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many parents of gifted children and others are now aware of Dabrowski’s theory of overexcitabilities (often shortened to OEs). According to Dabrowski, people with a high potential for personal development will have at least some of these five areas of overexcitability (Piechowski, 2006): Intellectual OE. Not the same as intelligence or academic ability, intellectual...
ANOTHER "problem" with Gifted? — Trying to find...
josiahd: How many of us odd people passed as just smart, or just acting weird because of being too smart for normal behavior and classes? And how many of us knew we’d better fake being good at academic subjects, and pretend to know things we really didn’t? Because if we didn’t, then we’d just be freaks with no obvious reason, and no way to make it acceptable? Because we saw what happened to...
Actually, more like, GIFTED 4 LIFE AmIRite? — "You... →
youneedacat: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [This is a response to josiahd’s I don’t like the concept of “gifted”. It took on a life of its own so it gets its own post. Warning: It’s all concrete personal experience, not an abstract deconstruction of IQ. Because that’s how my brain works.] I hate it. In gifted programs I saw kids being indoctrinated into arrogance, elitism, etc. I think that’s how...