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The following articles, written by Dr. Kingore or colleagues, are published in educational journals. To read any of the articles, click on the title.

20 Tips for Nurturing Gifted Children

REFERENCE: Kingore, B. (2008). 20 Tips for Nurturing Gifted Children. Gifted Education Communicator, 39 (2), 29-31.

•• This article highlights twenty tips that parents and educators can use to nurture gifted children. They include ideas you can use to appreciate, recognize, understand, encourage, and participate in the development of their minds and person.

 

Gifted Kids, Gifted Characters, and Great Books

REFERENCE: Kingore, B. (2001, Winter). Gifted Kids, Gifted Characters, and Great Books. Gifted Child Today, 24 (1), 30-32.

•• This article contains an annotated bibliography with dozens of quality examples of children's literature that meet three important criteria: the books are written by authors of merit; each book contains well-developed characters who display gifted behaviors; and the stories include thought-provoking problem situations, issues, or personal needs with which gifted students can identify.

 

High Achiever, Gifted Learner, Creative Thinker

REFERENCE: Kingore, B. (2004). Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective Austin: Professional Associates Publishing.

•• A three-way comparison of a high achiever, a gifted learner, and a creative thinker is proposed for you to ponder and discuss.

 

Parental Assessment: Developing a Portfolio to Document Your Child's Talents

REFERENCE: Kingore, B. (2001). The Kingore Observation Inventory, 2nd ed. Austin: Professional Associates Publishing.

•• Portfolios are an excellent way to document children's accomplishments and help educators understand your child's special capabilities and learning interests. This article helps parents decide which of their child's creations to collect over time and share with educators.

 

Take the Test: Is Your Child a High Achiever, Creative Thinker, or Gifted Learner?

REFERENCE: Gan, E. with Kingore, B. (2012, July). Take the Test. Young Parents, 40-42.

Adapted from: Kingore, B. (2004). High achiever, gifted learner, creative thinker. In Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective Austin: Professional Associates Publishing.

•• Parents are invited to ponder and discuss a three-way comparison of a high achiever, a gifted learner, and a creative thinker to better understand the advanced behaviors demonstrated by their child.

 

Your Child's Gifts: Recognition and Documentation

REFERENCE: Tassell, J. and Tassell, B. (2010, December). Your Child's Gifts: Recognition and Documentation. National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Parenting for High Potential, 24-29

•• This article shares practical and useful tools for parents to recognize, encourage, and participate in the development of their gifted child.