From our facebook page

If have "liked" KPGT on Facebook, you probably appreciate the helpful links that KPGT Board members and parents post to our page. If you are not a Facebook user, here is a selection of some of those resources.

  • Is your gifted child an underachiever? Duke TIP's gifted specialist Dr. Rick Courtright offers some resources and suggestions to help. Read it at the Duke TIP Blog.
  • Having a 'Gifted' Kid Is More Complicated Than It Seems. "Gifted isn’t a fast track to success. It isn’t always classic book smart, and it isn’t an angel child who is always perfectly behaved. Oftentimes, it’s the opposite." Read the full article at scarymommy.com.
  • The difficulties and challenges of parenting GT kids are explored in "Warning: Parenting a Gifted Child May Be Hazardous to Your (Mental) Health. From Jill Williford Woman, Dir of Research at The Grayson School.
  • The importance of downtime to creativity.  
  • Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways. From Business Insider.
  • Math Puns :)
  • List of Colleges That Meet 100% of Financial Need : If your family will need to depend on financial aid to attend college, your best bet is to find a school that will offer an excellent financial aid package to your child. A great way to assess the generosity of any school is to look at the percentage of financial need it typically meets for its students. List from CollegeSolutions.com
  • "Dear Teacher, My Gifted Child is in Your Class" a touching letter addressing the difficulties GT students face in the classroom. Read it at the Crushing Tall Poppies blog.
  • Why are American schools slowing down so many bright children? article from The Washington Post
  • 23 Lines a Gifted Child LOVES to Hear  article from Atlas Educational
  • Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children (article
  • Read your way to a love of math: 50 titles for ages 4-12
  • Texas TEKS vs. Common Core: This is a great presentation that really helped explain the difference between the Texas TEKS and Common Core. It explains the history behind it and why there is overlap, and why there is a need for new math standard. It is "Item 6-curriculum Update." http://katyisdtx.swagit.com/play/03302015-635
  • Frank Bruni speaks to Katie Couric about College Admission Anxiety (video
  • "Geek Model" Lyndsey Scott is a New York City model working for Prada, Gucci and Victoria's Secret. She's also an iOS programmer with two apps she created available in the Apple store. The self-described "geek model" started programming in middle school and does not see any contradiction between her careers in fashion and the tech world. (video
  • Twice Gifted: Mention the terms “intellectual giftedness” and “learning disability” and there is a general understanding of what each term means. However, most people are unaware that in many circumstances the two can go hand in hand. (article
  • 10 Great Comics for Early Readers: When a child is just learning to read, comics can be a great supplement to help foster love and enjoyment for books. (article
  • A Message from Dr. Dan Peters: Why Is My Child So Complex? (article)