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Thursday, September 3, 2015

What is this "gifted" thing anyway?

This is a question I am asked—in one form or another—on a regular basis. I find myself pausing, assessing who is asking, how much they may or may not understand, how open to the idea of “gifted” they may be, and then mentally searching through all of the definitions and descriptions about gifted I know, to carefully craft an answer that has the best chance of sticking and being understood. Why is answering this question so hard? Click here to read more of this article posted by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.