This is the 23rd biennial conference and is being held this year in Nashville. There have been some excellent speakers and giftEDnz has supported Melinda Webber and Vanessa White to participate in this important event. Keep Reading
Manawa mai te putanga o te kō manawa
Ko te reo te manawapou o te tangata
Ko te ihi te waimanawa o te tangata
Ko te hupe te roimata te wai aroha
Whakaāhurutia te iho wairua o te tamaiti.
Mā wai e kawe te kaupapa, māu, māku mā tātou.
Nā Tuteira Pohatu, 2019
We welcome you, the reader, to this source of inspiration. Language and communication are essential for all people. Tears and laughter, pain and joy are powerful emotions which bring us all together as one in this field of gifted education. We must nurture the essence of the child and more importantly, it is up to us to advance gifted education – Tuteira Pohatu, 2009.
On March 9 giftEDnz held our annual meeting and AGM where we were very fortunate to have Debbie Clelland present on: Identity development in the Gifted: One of many Diversities. "We know that giftedness is complex on its own, yet most people have several different types of identities that intersect to comprise their lived experien... Keep Reading
Identity development in the gifted: Understanding giftedness as one of many diversities Keep Reading
A gifted education round-up of the latest news from around New Zealand and the world. If you spot a news item that might be included in the links, please contact us. Keep Reading
Reading the title of today’s challenge, Rita Pearson’s Ted Talk, “Every Child Needs a Champion”, gave me reason to look up the word champion. Apart from the expected references to sporting champions, the online dictionary also defined a champion as “a person who vigorously supports or defends a person or causes.” To champion is to... Keep Reading
Day 23 of the giftEDnz blog challenge is all about shifting our focus...are we too focused on assessment? Have we narrowed the curriculum too much? Over the past 8 years since the introduction of National Standards, we have faced an ever-narrowing curriculum and learning and teaching focus. The pressure on teachers to show that their students... Keep Reading
giftEDnz is running their first Blog Challenge during the month of October. Each day there is a prompt to promote reflection and sharing. The aim of the challenge is to get people reflecting on and learning about gifted education. Its purpose is to create a community of practice where learning is ongoing, owned and created by its... Keep Reading
In my work as a teacher educator with a special interest in gifted education, I have the privilege of being able to spend time out in schools. What I am going to say next is not so much about teachers and schools, as it is about the present education system and government policy, or lack thereof. The reality in the NZ context is that the majority.. Keep Reading