New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week 2012 – TBA Post 4 Part 3

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
and for links to all the posts for the blog tour see

This is Part 3 of my post on the topic TBA

Intellectual Dabrowski had now rounded all of us up and was giving us the working dog stare, delivering a motivational talk and barking out orders.
“Nobody goes down to the beach to wave to New Zealand until we have finished.
Come on! Let’s see some action here!
Clear the landing bay for the Twitter Birds who are bringing the links to the gifted Associations (A) in Australia and New Zealand.

Echidna and Kiwi stop drooling over Stomp out the ANTs. It is not a cookery book! Find some books and articles relating to Twice Exceptional (T) students.

Sprite, there is room here for a heart-warming personal anecdote.
Put your best foot forward!
Bring out your Feetspeak Quest map and the DeBono 6 Action Shoes Collection catalogue. We don’t need the whole album – just some pictures of the signposts Emotional, you should help her. She always gets all choked up when she looks at that stuff”

Sprite is the poster child for Feetspeak: 2E shoes which is a method of planning education programs which are suitable for students who are both gifted and have a learning disability or difference in learning style.
We have been on a Quest to find the ideal education for Sprite within the school system, supplemented by extra activities and holiday programs.
Edward De Bono’s 6 Action shoes are used as the tool for planning and they are road tested on Gagne’s DMGT (Differentiation Model of Giftedness and Talent) road from innate giftedness to fully developed talent.

First I decide what type of gifted programs would be produced using each of De Bono’s shoes as the planning tool and then I look at whether the programs would be suitable for 2e students. See

“Here!” said Intellectual “If you want something to be done right – you have to do it yourself! Here are the references and the websites Jo used when she was writing Feetspeak 2E Shoes. I have personally checked that they are still current and I have added a couple of extra references as well.”

BAUM, Susan M., Owen, Steve V.  and Dixon, John
To be gifted& learning disabledMelbourne, Hawker Brownlow Education, c.1993

COWIE, Maxine  Breaking the cycle of learning difficulties c. Starjump 2003

DE BONO, Edward Six Action Shoes” © The McQuaig Group 1991 Harper Business 1991

GAGNE Francoys PhD  A Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent  (DMGT) Year 200 Update 

MARTIN,  Areva D. The 2e Dilemma: Understanding and Educating the Twice-Exceptional Child This article first appeared in the June 2006 issue of Los Angeles Parent Magazine

NEUMANN, Linda C.  What Can We Learn from a Tale of Two Cities?

SILVERMAN, Linda Kreger Upside-Down BrillianceDenverColorado, DeLeon, 2002

SINGER, Lee   If Gifted = Asynchronous Development, then Gifted/Special Needs = Asynchrony Squared From Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Twice Exceptional Students, Kiesa Kay ed., Avocus Publishing: Gilsum, NH, 2000.

STRICKLAND, Cindy Living and learning with Dabrowski’s Overexcitabilities  or I can’t help it I’m overexcitable A teaching unit by Cindy Strickland

TOLAN, Stephanie    Is it a cheetah?  c1996 Stephanie S. Tolan

TOLAN, Stephanie  Dabrowski’s Over-excitabilities A layman’s explanation
Written for Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page, February, 1999

TOLAN, Stephanie  The problem of pain
Revised, originally published in the Gifted Education Communicator (California Association for the Gifted), Volume 31, No. 4, Fall 2000

Edward De Bono

De Bono Institute Melbourne

Francoys Gagne’s DMGT model 2000 Update

2E Newsletter

LD Online

Dr Linda Kreger Silverman

Lesley Sword Articles

Twice exceptional (Hoagies list of sites)

Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites

Lesley Graves Leslinks Livebinder

(Gifted Resources list of sites)

Visual spatial Allie Golon

Meredith Warshaw

Maxine Cowie

Stephanie Tolan

Drs Brock & Fernette Eide Neurolearning Blog

Wendy Stewart Abilities only parents see

John Munro Understanding & supporting gifted learning disabled students

“Now we are just waiting for a delivery from the Twitter Birds and then we can go down to the beach and wave to New Zealand”

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