New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week 2012 – TBA Post 4 Part 1

I am very happy to be participating in the New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week blog tour again this year.
For news of the events to be held during New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week 2012 see http://www.giftednz.org.nz/awareness.html
and for links to all the posts for the blog tour see http://ultranet.giftededucation.org.nz/WebSpace/696/

For last year’s blog post I sent a greeting and good wishes for a successful  and enjoyable week by posting a picture of some of the characters from Sprite’s Site waving ‘across the ditch’ to New Zealand and described the information which could be found on Gifted Resources website and Sprite’s Site blog.

This year when booking my place on the blog tour I wrote that my topic would be TBA – that is To Be Advised. However I decided that I would really write on the theme TBA and you may have been following the progress of my planning with the “help” of the characters from Sprite’s Site in my recent posts. Kiwi from New Zealand and Echidna from Australia were going to make selections from the books and articles in the Gifted Resources library and the Twitter Birds were to bring me links to websites.

So my plan is to point toward some helpful resources such as Books (B) and Articles (A) on the topics of Acceleration (A) and Teaching Gifted Students and 2E Twice Exceptional Students (T) and give some links to Australian and New Zealand national and state Associations (A) for the gifted.

Books about Teaching Gifted Students

Kiwi’s choice: They’re not bringing my brain out: Understanding and working with gifted and talented learners by Rosemary Cathcart A Hodder Education Book 3rd ed.
Published in 2005 by Hachette Livre NZ
http://www.reachgifted.org.nz/pdf/orderform_2books.pdf

Echidna’s choice: School provisions for gifted students: Resource sheets for parents and teachers by Judy Parker Published in 1997 by Hawker Brownlow Education
http://www.hbe.com.au/

Twitter Birds useful links for publishers and booksellers of books about Teaching Gifted Students:
Hawker Brownlow Education http://www.hbe.com.au/
Free Spirit Willow Connection http://www.willowconnection.com.au/free-spirit
Great Potential Press http://www.greatpotentialpress.com/
Hoagies Gifted Education Page – Books on Gifted Topics http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/gifted_books.htm

Twitter Birds useful link to Online Teaching of Gifted Students
GO Gifted Online http://www.giftededucation.org.nz/giftedonline.html
Twitter Birds useful links to some great pages and blogs about Teaching Gifted Students
Cybrary Man’s Educational Websites Gifted and Talented http://cybraryman.com/gifted.html
Hoagies Gifted Education Page http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Byrdseed Gifted http://www.byrdseed.com/
Krissy Venosdale http://venspired.com/?author=1

Both Echidna and Kiwi became sidetracked from their task of selecting books on specific topics when they came to the book about dealing with anxiety and depression titled Stomp out the ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) by Sally-Anne McCormack Published in Melbourne in 2009 by Sally-Anne McCormack http://www.sally-annemccormack.com.au/

And I realised that it was nearly 2.00am and decided to post this first part of the blog post and finish the post later.

2 thoughts on “New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week 2012 – TBA Post 4 Part 1

  1. First let me say … this is just so darn creative! I’ve never seen someone write about TBA before. Very clever.

    This post brings it all together for me ~ the purpose and beauty of global collaboration. I love Sprite’s Site. I read it every time a new post goes up. It has provided me with enjoyment and new knowledge. It has explained things to me that I just didn’t get in the past. A real treasure trove.

    Now to find the time to read and digest all these new resources.

    Thanks, Jo, for a brilliant blog!

    • Thank you so much Lisa! Your encouragement is one of the main supports which keep me posting and very often you have actually suggested the scenes or explained them with your comments.
      This series is great fun and it has been interesting showing the process behind developing it but it also is showing me the difficulty of having much more that you would like to write than you have time, nergy or ability to do!!!

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