Yearly Archives: 2011

Let’s just start with this. Most teachers have an IQ in excess of 130.  It is reasonable to assume, given genetic pre-disposition and given the nurturing environment of teachers’ homes, that often children of teachers are Exceptionally Able. In my experience of CTYI, in each of my classes, the single […]

An Appeal to Schools and Teachers; So you think you’re ...

I said I would write a post about the logo for this site when I got a chance.  It a bit naff and completely obvious but it gives me an opportunity to say a few things. The logo is simply made up for the capital letters for Gifted & Talented […]


This is time of year when everyone starts preparing for school, usually somewhat nervously in anticipation of what the year will bring.  This is most true for those starting school – primary, secondary or third level. It applies to teachers as much as students, but particularly so to trainee teachers. […]

Must-haves for Teachers

The idea for National Gifted Education Awareness Day (NGEAD) was born in December 2010. I was on #gtchat on Twitter (Fridays 5pm and midnight GMT) chatting about global gifted advocacy(@DeborahMersino). One common theme that seemed to run through the chat was that there was little awareness in schools of Gifted/Exceptionally […]

Thank You!

This is the first in what I hope will be many guest posts offering different perspectives to teachers with Exceptionally Able children in their classrooms. Elaine Mackey writes powerfully about her experience as a parent. I’m very new to this. Our son’s (age 7) school suggested we have him educationally […]

Engaging with school – A Parent’s Perspective

So much has happened over the last two months that I thought I would just scribble a few points, more as an overview to myself but also as way of encouraging anyone else to get involved in what ever way they can, wherever they can. The  initiatives below are just […]

Captain’s Log – Star Date 25-02-2011