Revisiting Issues for Gifted Adults

Revisiting Issues for Gifted Adults

“Can You Hear the Flowers Singing?” In 1986, Deirdre Lovecky, a renowned psychologist who specializes in the needs of gifted children, wrote the original article, “Can You Hear the Flowers Singing? Issues for Gifted Adults.” At that time, Dr. Lovecky was...
Nurturing Everyday Creativity in Children

Nurturing Everyday Creativity in Children

Nurturing creativity in children has been an interest of mine over my entire career—while working with gifted children in an enrichment setting, while teaching in an independent school, and while working with teachers and graduate students at the university and in...
Sketchnoting in School for Increased Retention and Understanding

Sketchnoting in School for Increased Retention and Understanding

So . . . what exactly is sketchnoting, and why sketchnote in school? Sketchnoting is a form of visual note-taking that includes words and images. Mike Rohde, who coined the term sketchnote, wrote and illustrated The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual...
Visual Journaling with Kids

Visual Journaling with Kids

Visual journaling with kids is a favorite enrichment activity—personally and academically. I’ve taught every grade level from kindergarten to eighth and have used visual journals with students at each of these grade levels. Visual journals are an effective learning...
Imagination, Learning, and Creativity

Imagination, Learning, and Creativity

Imagination in Childhood Play A vivid imagination is one of the hallmarks of creative thinking. Imaginative behavior is “what if” behavior. With imagination, we can conceive of possibilities not yet realized and manipulate them internally. This is an outstanding human...

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