Administrators of Gifted Programs: Paying Attention to the “Man Behind the Curtain”

By the Duke University Talent Identification Program In the previous article about those who serve as administrators of gifted programs (AGP), the challenging nature of this role was explored, and the proposal set forth that the many demands that confront an administrator of a gifted program comprise a “Mission Impossible” scenario. Fortunately, there are professionals […]

Growing a Middle Schooler

By the Duke University Talent Identification Program Imagine the thoughts of fifth-grade students preparing to enter middle school. What sorts of questions are forming in their minds? What fears make their hearts race and palms sweat? Plenty! The student may be asking: What is middle school like? Will I get lost? Will I be challenged? […]

Getting More from Your Parent-Teacher Conference

By the Duke University Talent Identification Program The parent-teacher conference is a unique opportunity to gain a fresh perspective on your child’s progress in school and to share your parental insights with the teacher. You will want to use this limited time to its best advantage. Prepare for the conference well ahead of time. First, […]