Encouraging Wonder and Excitement

Encouraging Wonder and Excitement

Seeing my son’s eyes light up when he saw the geology exhibit at the science museum in Portland made me tear up. I don’t remember the last time I looked at anything with that kind of wonder and excitement… maybe when I saw him for the first time… I...
The Progression of Less and Less Support

The Progression of Less and Less Support

*This article is based on a manuscript published in Gifted Child Quarterly and was written by Jenny Ritchotte and Amy Graefe. It will appear in an international practitioner magazine this winter. Who would believe that a gifted student with seemingly endless potential...
Who We Ought To Be

Who We Ought To Be

I just read an article entitled, “Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?” You can read the article at this link (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-smart-people-do-foolish-things/). Recently, it occurred to me that accomplished, intelligent...
When Did We Stop Being Brave Philosophers?

When Did We Stop Being Brave Philosophers?

For the past 10 years, as a teacher, doctoral student, and professor, I have been researching why high-potential children become unmotivated and disillusioned in school. My interest in this topic stemmed from my own lack of interest in middle and high school as an...