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Always searching for inspirational ideas, thoughts, writings, paradigms, people, teachers, students, books...give me inspiration!
Always searching for inspirational ideas, thoughts, writings, paradigms, people, teachers, students, books...give me inspiration!

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Science Instruction for young gifted students in elementary school
By Benjamin Hebebrand, Quest Academy Science instruction at the elementary school level has
remained in many cases traditional. In the chapter on science instruction of
the National Association of Gifted Children publication entitled Critical
Issues and Pra...

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Let’s Be Creative – How to Teach for Creative Growth
by Benjamin Hebebrand, Head of School, Quest Academy Whether or not one is
born with creativity or whether one has been taught to be creative is akin to
the debate of intelligence being fostered by nature or nurture. Indeed,
behavioral scientists have studi...

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Digging beneath the surface of underachievement
by Benjamin Hebebrand, Head of School, Quest Academy As a follow-up from my previous post on underachievement
among gifted students and in anticipation of noted psychologist, author, and
gifted education advocate Dr. Sylvia Rimm ’s visit to Quest Academy on...

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Underachievement in gifted students
by Benjamin Hebebrand, Head of School, Quest Academy Underachievement in our schools has been called a national
crisis; and there are some who claim that underachievement among gifted
students is even more prevalent. Research dating back as far as the 1980s...

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Overexcitability...can just be giftedness
By Benjamin Hebebrand, Head of School, Quest Academy By thinking
of giftedness as an “exceptional” condition, it follows that those labeled or
diagnosed as gifted are indeed exceptional individuals. They are the exception
from the norm – most frequently ill...

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Practical Intelligence as a Pillar of Successful Intelligence
By Benjamin Hebebrand Head of School, Quest Academy The desire to see our students develop social competencies underscores a growing trend to define giftedness beyond traditional intelligence and creativity measures. In studying giftedness and intelligence,...

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by Benjamin Hebebrand , Head of School, Quest Academy I distinctly remember a parent at our school ( Quest Academy ,
a school dedicated to meet the needs of gifted students) proclaiming that “my
child may not necessarily be gifted, but rather the school is ...

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System 2 Thinking: Critical Thinking
When we use the terminology “critical thinking” in everyday
language, we often associate this type of thinking with the notion of skepticism.
The inquiry “Is this really true?” may be construed as a challenge, but
actually I would prefer this most basic que...
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