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Welcome to the New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week Blog Tour.

Our blog tour has finished for the 2012, but the list of posts will remain active. Many thanks to all who have supported the blog tour by writing, reading, commenting, and sharing links. Your input has been inspiring, heart-warming and humbling. See last year's posts for even more blogs about giftedness. Contact Mary St George of Gifted Online to book for next June's blog tour.

We are also looking for bloggers to write posts for the World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children's blog. Such posts will be emailed to Elaine for consideration. The #wgt13 blog has a dual purpose - to share information about catering for gifted children and to share snippets of what will happen at the conference to encourage people to attend. Posts can be written for either of both of these purposes, but would be placed on the #wgt13 blog rather than the writer's own. Writing for an audience of more educators and researchers than parents is appropriate for the #wgt13 blog. New Zealand perspectives, and the perspectives of conference presenters who would like to offer a "taster" for their sessions, will be prioritised.

 
Posts in italics are live. Posts in bold relate to government viewpoints and policies. The hashtag for New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week is #NZGAW, which may be useful for sharing these posts.

 Date  Name  Topic  URL
 26 May  Hazel Owen   Celebrate Gifted Awareness Week!  http://ethosconsultancynz.ning.com/profiles/blogs/
celebrate-gifted-awareness-week-18-24-june-2012
  9 June  Mary St George  #NZGAW Blog Tour starts Monday!  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/
2012/06/09/nzgaw-blog-tour-starts-monday/
 10 June  Jo Freitag  The TBA Post  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3390
 11 June  Mary St George  Needs vs. Merit  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/
needs-versus-merit-in-selection-for-gifted-programmes/
 11 June  Elaine Le Sueur  Something to smile about.  http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
something-to-smile-about.html
 11 June  Sue Breen  Essential characteristics for a teacher of a gifted student.
 http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/692403/
essential-characteristics-for-a-teacher-of-a-gifted-student
 11 June  Sonia White Parents of Gifted 3. Promote Sensible Risk-taking  http://giftedchatter.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/
parents-of-gifted-3-promote-sensible.html
 12 June  Mary St George  Opt-In Programmes  http://born2wonder.com/2012/06/12/opt-in-programmes-helping-kids-find-their-tribe/
 12 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Single snapshot to multi-perspective collage.
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
single-snapshot-to-multi-perspective.html

 12 June  Jo Freitag  TBA Post 2  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3397
 12 June  GiftEDnz
 Letter to Members of Parliament  http://www.giftednz.org.nz/GAW%202012/Letter
%20from%20all%20organisations%20to%20MPs.pdf
 12 June  GiftEDnz
 Template Letter for You to Write to Parliament  http://www.giftednz.org.nz/GAW%202012/Template
%20Letter%20to%20Members%20of%20Parliament.doc
 13 June  Mona Chicks  A parenting perspective on intensity and perfectionism.  http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
intensity-and-perfectionism.html

 13 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Making ripples.
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
creating-ripples.html

 13 June  Leslie Graves  On the International Year of Giftedness and Creativity 2013
 http://networkedblogs.com/yGuqo
 13 June  Leslie Graves  On Gifted nests and birds of a feather.
 http://innreach.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/
on-gifted-nests-and-birds-of-a-feather/
 13 June  Douglas Eby
 Lily Cole and gifted kids being bullied  http://highability.org/812/lily-cole-and-gifted-kids-being-bullied/
 13 June  Peter Lydon
 5 Wonderings on Gifted Education  http://giftedandtalented.ie/index.php/2012/06/12/5-wonderings-on-gifted-edcuation/
 13 June  Jo Freitag
 TBA Post 3  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3405
 14 June  Lisa Conrad
 Raising Awareness One Chat at a Time  http://giftedparentingsupport.blogspot.co.nz/2012/
06/raising-awareness-one-chat-at-time.html

 14 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Creating partnerships.
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/creating-partnerships.html
 14 June  Anne Sturgess  Am I missing something? It seems quite simple really  http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/profiles/blogs/
am-i-missing-something-it-seems-quite-simple-really-anne-sturgess
 14 June  Mary St George  Awareness for Whom?  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693106/
awareness-for-whom
 14 June  Lisa Rose  Is giftedness in the eye of the beholder?  http://familymattersnz.wordpress.com/2012/06/
14/is-giftedness-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder/
 14 June  Laura W  The Problem with Big  http://llwcontemplations.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
giftedness-awareness-week-problem-with.html
 15 June  Laura W  Giftedness as an Adult
My apologies to Laura who actually wrote these two posts a few days ago, as I missed seeing the messages about them.
 http://llwcontemplations.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
gifted-awareness-blog-tour-giftedness.html
 15 June  Jo Freitag  TBA Post 4, Part 1  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3412
 15 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Food for Thought
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
food-for-thought.html

 15 June  Joshua Raymond  Thinking Smart, Acting Dumb  http://rochestersage.org/2012/06/14/
thinking-smart-acting-dumb/
 16 June  Susanne (USA)  Not That Gifted  http://buildingwingspan.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
not-that-gifted.html

 16 June  Sue Breen
 The Gifted Designer Label
 http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693299/is-
giftedness-a-designer-label

 16 June  Peter DeWitt  Do We Know How to Teach Highly Able Learners?  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/
finding_common_ground/2012/06/
do_we_know_how_to_teach_highly_able_learners.html
 16 June  Jo Freitag
 TBA Post 4, Part 2
 http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3419
 17 June  A Mother 
 Nurture the Gift
 http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/
17/nurture-the-gift/

 17 June  Rebekah Howell  Motivations of Gifted Children – What Can You Do?  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/
17/motivations-of-gifted-children-what-can-you-do/
 17 June  Nania Mahuta MP  Government must support our gifted children  http://www.labour.org.nz/news/government-must
-support-our-gifted-children
 17 June  Rusty Biesele  Why Gifted Kids Need Gifted Fiction  http://www.childrenofsophista.com/2012/06/why
-gifted-kids-need-gifted-fiction.html
 17 June  Heather McCrae  Neurodiversity and Giftedness  http://heathermccrae.wordpress.com/2012/06/
15/neurodiversity-and-giftedness/
 18 June  Tracy Riley  Strengthening Connections, Despite the Politics of Being Gifted and Talented  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693470/strengthening-connections-despite-the-politics-of-being-gifted-and-talented
 18 June  Mary St George  Guiding Student Reflection – The Journey So Far  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/
18/guiding-student-reflection-the-journey-so-far/

 18 June  Rosemary Cathcart
 New Zealand and the first ever World Conference
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
new-zealand-and-first-ever-world.html

 18 June  Jo Freitag  TBA Post 4, Part 3  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3433
 18 June  Derrin Cramer  Wearing the 'Right Glasses'  http://derrin-thebrightside.blogspot.com.au/2012/
06/wearing-right-glasses.html
 19 June  Mary St George  Policy Matters  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/policy-matters/
 19 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Changing Filters
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/changing-filters.html
 19 June  Jo Freitag  TBA Post 4, Part 4
 http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3449
 19 June  Fidget Jones  They don’t get it off the wind you know!
 http://www.giftedkids.ie/voice/?p=644
 19 June  Kathy Ray  Growing Minds
 http://www.aha-learners.org/3/post/2012/06/growing-minds1.html
 19 June  Rosemary Cathcart  Something to be aware of in Gifted Awareness Week!  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693632/something-to-be-aware-of-in-gifted-awareness-week-by-rosemary-cathcart
 19 June  Jessica Parsons  Gifted Families - the gift that just keeps on giving  http://minimalistmum.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/gifted-families-gift-that-just-keeps-on.html
 20 June  Sonia White  Parents of Gifted: 4.Teach your gifted and talented teen to prioritise  http://giftedchatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/4-teach-your-gifted-and-talented-teens.html
 20 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Talking is not enough
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/talking-is-not-enough.html
 20 June  A Mother  Confessions of a gifted mother  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/confessions-of-a-gifted-mother
 20 June  Sue Luus  Asynchrony, Intensity and Perfectionism: Authoring the Gifted Self  http://giftedinaus.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/asynchrony-intensity-and-perfectionism-authoring-the-gifted-self/
 21 June  Catherine Delahunty MP  Supporting the Gifts and Talents of Youth  http://blog.greens.org.nz/2012/06/21/supporting-the-gifts-and-talents-of-youth/
 21 June  John Banks MP  Guest Blogger, Hon. John Banks  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/guest-blogger-hon-john-banks/
 21 june  Elaine Le Sueur
 Broadening Classroom Boundaries
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/broadening-classroom-boundaries.html
 21 June  Elizabeth Jones  Breathing in I Calm My Body: Intensities in the Gifted  http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/intensities-in-the-gifted/
 21 June  Leeana Herewini and Sarah Jane Tiakiwai  The Relevance of Matariki to Gifted Education  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693905/the-relevance-of-matariki-to-gifted-education-by-leeana-herewini-and-sarah-jane-tiakiwai
 21 June  Tayne Lewis  The schooling of gifted children  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/the-schooling-of-gifted-children/
 21 June  Anissa Ljanta  Small Poppies and Us  http://growmama.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/small-poppies-and-us.html
 21 June  Sonia White  Parents of Gifted: 5. Have High Expectations of your Gifted and Talented Teen  http://giftedchatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/5-have-high-expectations-of-your-gifted.html
 22 June  Stephanie Tolan
 Surf's Up
 http://welcometothedeepend.com/2012/06/21/surfs-up/
 22 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Time is Unfolding
 http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/time-is-unfolding.html
 22 June  Louise Tapper  Celebrate giftedness – but what does it really mean?  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/694087/celebrate-giftedness-but-what-does-it-really-mean-by-louise-tapper
 22 June  Hilde Buys  Tena Koutou from Denmark  http://ensjaeldenfugl.blogspot.dk/2012/06/tena-koutou-goddag-hello-everybody.html
 23 June  Holly Gooch  Did you know it was Gifted Awareness Week this week?  http://hollygooch.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/did-you-know-it-was-gifted-awareness-week-this-week/
 23 June  Rebecca Howell  Yes, your child is bright, but…  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/yes-your-child-is-bright-but/
 23 June  Leslie Graves  On Giftedness and a close encounter with (mis) fortune….  http://networkedblogs.com/z5JUy
 23 June  Deborah Douglas
 What Angie Taught Me
 http://giftedselfadvocacy.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/gifted-blog-tour-what-angie-taught-me.html
 23 June  Mary St George  Creating an online PLN in gifted education  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/694114/creating-an-online-pln-in-gifted-education
 24 June  Gifted Phoenix (Tim Dracup, UK)   Where is New Zealand’s Excellence Gap? – Part 1  http://giftedphoenix.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/where-is-new-zealands-excellence-gap-part-1/
 24 June  Gifted Phoenix (Tim Dracup, UK)   Where is New Zealand’s Excellence Gap? – Part 2  http://giftedphoenix.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/where-is-new-zealands-excellence-gap-part-2/
 24 June  Sue Breen
 Essential Backpack Items for a Gifted Learner
 http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/694141/essential-backpack-items-for-a-gifted-learner-by-sue-breen

 24 June  Mary St George  Nearing this Journey’s End  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/nearing-this-journeys-end/
 25 June  Dr Pita Sharples, MP
 Guest Blogger, Hon. Dr. Peter Sharples
 http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/guest-blogger-hon-dr-peter-sharples/
 25 June  Tracy Riley  Gifted and Talented Assets -- Not for Sale!  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/694347/gifted-and-talented-assets--not-for-sale-by-tracy-riley
 25 June  Roeper School  The Profound Effect of Annemarie and George Roeper on the Students of the Roeper School  http://giftedinmichigan.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/annemarie-and-george-roepers-profound-effects-on-the-students-of-the-roeper-school/

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