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Gifted Awareness Week


This week it is Gifted Awareness Week. Gifted Awareness Week encourages recognition and celebration of gifted people and the nature of giftedness.

The following two blogs consider the diverse needs of gifted students and offer ideas on how you can best support their learning:

I just want to fly – A metaphor for gifted learners
This blog, written by Vanessa White, uses the kea as a metaphor for gifted students. Vanessa explores how to create responsive learning environments so students can spread their wings and fly.

Giftedness and the Pasifika student
This blog considers Pasifika students and giftedness. It offers ten cultural identifiers for recognising giftedness in Pasifika students. Discussion questions and tools are also included to help you consider giftedness and Pasifika students at your school.