Category Archives: gifted

Preventing Summer Slide

We are all familiar with the concept that students lose significant learning gains over the summer— the infamous Summer Slide. One of the original studies on the subject from The American Educational Research Association states, “summer loss equaled about one … Continue reading

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Confidence and Academics

Many parents encourage high self-esteem in their children—and they should! Self-esteem is how favorably a person regards him or herself. However, studies show there is actually little to no correlation between self-esteem and academic performance.  Boosting confidence, on the other … Continue reading

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The Gifted Learner

During infancy, the brain experiences a large amount of growth. There is an explosion of synapse formation between neurons during early brain development. This rapid period of synaptic growth plays a vital role in learning, memory formation, and adaptation early … Continue reading

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