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September 2018

Is my Child Gifted? | NuMinds Knowledge Drop (ep11)

By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Is my Child Gifted? | NuMinds Knowledge Drop (ep11) High Achiever, Gifted Learner, Creative Thinker High Achiever, Gifted Learner, Creative Thinker Bertie Kingore, Ph.D. Identification of gifted students is clouded when concerned adults misinterpret high achievement as giftedness. High-achieving students are noticed for their on-time, neat, well-developed, and correct learning products. Adults comment on these students' consistent high grades and note how well they acclimate to class [...]

May 2018

Are You in Your Element?

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The idea I had before writing this post came from an upper-intermediate class I taught while I was living in Beirut, Lebanon.  I wanted students to think "outside the box" not only in class but also in life.  Helping our students think creatively is not an impossible task but it can be a challenge. There was a lesson entitled "Eureka" which means, "I have found it!" in Greek.  Students were [...]

April 2018

S.T.E.A.M. – Rolling the Future

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  According to the visitor research organization, Destination DC, the ever-transient hub of political action and thought, D.C., attracted approximately 20 million people in 2016.  Among its visitors are the elementary, middle, and high school students visiting from every corner of the States by the thousands- many experiencing their first time out of their Locality. In the spring of 2016 I had the unforgettable opportunity to work with only a [...]

July 2017

Elementary Robotics Course at Camp Pursuit (2017)

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Course, Elementary: K-5th, Inventions, Parents, Robotics, Science, Secondary: 6-12th, Students, Teachers, Technology|

B3 Bots Beginning Elementary Robotics (offered in North Dallas)       “A robot (also called a droid) is a machine —especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed to take on human form but most robots are machines designed to perform [...]

March 2016

What do successful grads think you should study?

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: University News|

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Former student discusses success in the fashion industry

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: University News|

My success is no accident. Etiam consectetur odio erat, quis mattis leo vestibulum non. Fusce ex ligula, tristique quis finibus sed, placerat sed libero. Phasellus convallis, sem ac tristique interdum, purus purus vehicula quam, ut fermentum sem orci in est. Aliquam leo purus, iaculis non condimentum hendrerit, vestibulum quis tortor. Vestibulum quis viverra felis. Vestibulum elementum magna ut diam placerat, in venenatis est egestas. Vivamus at libero auctor, ullamcorper libero [...]

How do you best prepare for university?

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: University News|

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April 2014

Glossary

By |April 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

THE NUMINDS GLOSSARY Here at NuMinds, we put our own spin on things, but we don't want to leave anyone in the dark with our unique terminology. Here's a breakdown of a few important terms. BRAIN AGE: Let's face it, for many gifted kids the mind seems to have gotten a slight head start on the body. Timmy might be walking around in the body of a third grader, but [...]

January 2014

10 Books for Bibliotherapy (list to accompany vodcast)

By |January 16th, 2014|Categories: Vodcast|Tags: , , , , |

This list of books accompanies our Bibliotherapy Vodcast.  Watch the vodcast and download the handout for great parent-to-kid discussion questions! All links are to our Amazon Affiliate page.  If you're going to make a purchase, we ask that you use these links.  A percentage of the profit is returned to NuMinds, which helps us buy more books.  See, it's a win-win for everyone!

April 2013

The Element: An Inspiration to Re-Envision Education

By |April 21st, 2013|Categories: Book Reflections, Justin Vawter|Tags: , , , |

THE ELEMENT: AN INSPIRATION TO RE-ENVISION EDUCATION April 21, 2013 The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything A BOOK REFLECTION BY BEN KOCH In his 2009 book,  The Element, educational philosopher Ken Robinson makes a heartfelt attempt to rescue the joy, spontaneity, passion and creativity that is being methodically hammered out of curriculum and, hence, our students, by the blind machinery of standardized testing and a politicized understanding of accountability. Robinson's thesis is quite [...]