TIP Blog: Parents and Educators

Correcting the Myths of Gifted Education

October 26, 2018

There are lots of very common theories about education that you've likely heard. But are any of them true?

The Duke TIP Podcast: “I think we need to live on a school bus.”

September 28, 2018

Meet Tina and Chris and their sons Elijah and Riley. They're a homeschooling TIP family that's decided to take their life on the road and live in a renovated school bus full-time. On this episode of the Duke TIP Podcast, we tell their story.

Ask the Experts: Redirecting a Demotivated Gifted Student

May 17, 2018

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks about how to get an underachieving gifted high schooler back on track.

Ask the Experts: Talented Toddlers

May 9, 2018

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks about resources for a gifted toddler.

Ask the Experts: Mixed Test Results and Acceleration

April 24, 2018

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks about acceleration for her gifted daughter who scored highly in some areas and not in others.

Ask the Experts: Career Counseling

April 12, 2018

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks for advice on how to respond to his daughter's recent test results.

Should my child retest? Scores can go in two directions

February 2, 2018

Soumya’s parents just looked at her SAT scores online and found that she only needed ten more points on her math score to qualify for a prestigious gifted program.

State Policy and Gifted Education: Where Do You and Your Child Fit In?

January 31, 2018

Imagine this scenario: two students both test above their grade level and have similar scores in math and reading. Now, imagine that only one of these students is identified as gifted by their school. The student who is identified as gifted is then exposed to programming with unique opportunities, while the other student follows his school’s standard curriculum.

And, Or, and Mean: What Multiple Criteria Means and How it can be Implemented

January 23, 2018

Multiple criteria for identification can be a double-edged sword. TIP's Research Staff break down three possible implementations of multiple criteria for identification and weigh the advantages and limitations of each.

Personalized Learning: The Next Big Thing in Gifted Education?

January 23, 2018

What is “personalized learning,” and why could this approach matter to your gifted student? Here are four quick facts to help you understand more about this educational method.