Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bright Child | Gifted Learner | Creative Learner

Perhaps for most of us, a bright child and a gifted learner are one and the same. But there are some subtle differences.

Thus between a bright child and a gifted learner, the former is a good memorizer, the latter a good guesser. One is attentive, the other is mentally and physically involved.

More from Janice Szabos here.

Now as to creative learners, perhaps they may not even be on the same page.

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I think that's called "asynchronous learning"?

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Friday, March 27, 2009

On Motivation and Creativity

Twyla Tharp weighs in.

As one commenter puts it: "Just create for the sake of creating, not for those other things, success, dollars etc."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

No excuse for "teachers"

... to make authentic learning happen. Take it from Alan November.


Monday, March 23, 2009

What's the antonym of love?

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But isn't it indifference?

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Monday, March 16, 2009

NASA Channel


Perhaps you'll understand why we don't watch TV like we used to.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What is giftedness?

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Linda Silverman, Ph.d. weighs in:
"There is so much confusion about the meaning of this term, and so much denial, that the most gifted people reject the notion of being gifted."
Self-awarenes seems to be a good place to start. More here.

By the way, in case you are curious about the funnel and cylinder metaphor, please follow Shulamit Widawsky's article.

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