Detachment

This blog is written by Lee Collins, an Ambassador for Potential Plus UK. He talks honestly here, as a former child with high learning potential, about his feelings of detachment growing up.   Looking back I suppose I always felt a little bit separate from my friends and family; it's not something that I've really [...]

2017-07-13T14:55:19+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: High Learning Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Nurturing Mathematical Promise

Professor of Education and Director of Brunel Able Children's Education Centre, Valsa Koshy, writes for us on Nurturing Mathematical Promise. Prof Koshy is co-founder and director of the Brunel Able Children’s Education (BACE) Centre which supports Talent Development. The centre’s work is based on a broadened conception of talents and gifts rather than on labelling children, [...]

2017-07-11T10:40:21+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: High Learning Potential, Mathematics|Tags: , , , , |

The Misidentification & Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children

This article was written by a Potential Plus UK volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous.   The above average ability child found in most classes, may often appear to be a ‘Straight A’ student who does well across a range of subjects and be socially well integrated with their peers. They may also often be [...]

Which Political Party Cares Most for the High Learning Potential Child?

It is now seven years since the national framework for gifted and talented children was dismantled by the then incoming government. Since then we have had seven years of postcode lottery, different definitions of who these children are and the support they will be provided. This has caused confusion, frustration and upset for countless children [...]

Why I Support High Learning Potential Children

Lee Collins, Ambassador for Potential Plus UK, writes about his reasons for supporting children with high learning potential. As this is my first blog I thought it would be worthwhile setting out the reasons why I became an ambassador for Potential Plus UK.  And like all good ideas of mine everything was going to plan [...]

2017-07-11T10:42:34+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: High Learning Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Why Are We Talking Apples and Pears?

I was always taught that it is only by understanding the past that we can learn for the future. In preparation for our 50th birthday celebrations this year, a small group of  volunteers over the past few years has been going through every set of Trustee minutes and Board papers since 1967; no mean feat! [...]

Belonging and High Learning Potential Children

Belonging and High Learning Potential Children The desire for humans to belong is said to be such a fundamental human motivation that there are severe emotional consequences of not belonging (Baumeister and Leary 1995). The need to belong is a basic human need, something we need for survival as much as food, warmth and shelter. [...]

2017-03-22T16:27:49+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: High Learning Potential|Tags: , , , , |

6 Important Ways for Parents to Nurture Children with High Learning Potential

6 Important Ways for Parents to Nurture Children with High Learning Potential This is a companion post to one posted earlier; 6 Important Reasons to Nurture Children with High Learning Potential. Bearing in mind the reasons given in that post for nurturing high learning potential children, here are 6 ways parents can nurture children with high [...]

2017-03-22T16:27:22+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: High Learning Potential|Tags: , , , |

6 Important Reasons to Nurture Children with High Learning Potential

6 Important Reasons to Nurture Children with High Learning Potential The one thing that high learning potential children share is the ability to learn quickly when they are enthused, not stressed and not being affected by any difficulties they face. Many are passionate learners when they are well supported and barriers are removed. Sometimes they [...]

2017-03-22T16:27:42+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: High Learning Potential|Tags: , , , |
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