Why a Platypus?

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When the new website launched, several people asked why the platypus was part of the Gifted Matters logo….Here’s the story of why the platypus is our mascot: Within the gifted community, there have been a couple of writers who have used animal metaphors to...

The Upside of 2e

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I spend a lot of time on what is hard about gifted, 2e and QuASIE. Between wallowing in my own challenges and helping other people with theirs, life can look pretty bleak. I realize that’s a skewed perspective — after all, people don’t darken my...

Defining Terms: Failing Quickly

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Author’s Note: This is the first in an occasional series of posts focusing on common concepts and terms that I use when I write, speak or teach. Entrepreneurs and engineers have a concept: failing quickly. The principal is to move quickly through ideas, like...

Parenting: Uncovering our Hidden Expectations

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I’m participating in my very first Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Blog Hop! Our topic is parental self-care (a subject that is one of my favorites…) I’m going to propose some thought experiments that might be just as useful to your brain, body and stress...