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Welcome to the New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week Blog Tour for 2014.

It is time to get in touch if you would like to write to promote gifted awareness this June. Here is a post about how to participate. See the 2013, 2012 and 2011 posts for even more blogs about giftedness. Contact Mary St George of Gifted Online to book for the tour. 
 
Gifted Awareness Week runs from 15-21 June, and the Blog Tour starts earlier, running from 9-22 June 2014.

Posts will be added in the table below as people offer to write.

 
Posts in italics are live. Posts in bold relate to government viewpoints and policies, open letters to Parliament, and other posts created for lobbying purposes. Posts in green are written by gifted children. Posts in red have had more than 500 views - please notify us if your post reaches 500 views by June 22. The hashtag for New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week is #NZGAW, which may be useful for sharing these posts. Items in purple are not blog posts, but have been a significant part of the discussion this Gifted Awareness Week.

 Date  Name  Topic  URL
 4 June  Mary St George  How to Join the #NZGAW Blog Tour, 2014  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/how-to-join-the-nzgaw-blog-tour-2014/
 9 June  Mary St George  Welcome to the #NZGAW Blog Tour, 2014  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/welcome-to-the-nzgaw-blog-tour-2014/
 9 June  Jessica Parsons  The Gift of Wizardry  http://minimalistmum.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/the-gift-of-wizardry.html
 9 June  Catherine Delahunty  Supporting Gifted Kids Awareness Week  http://blog.greens.org.nz/2014/06/09/supporting-gifted-kids-awareness-week/
 10 June
 Vanessa White
 Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Engineering a Pathway Forward  http://liftingthelid.weebly.com/blog/bridge-over-troubled-waters-engineering-a-pathway-forward
 10 June  Madelaine Willcocks and Gifted Kids class
 Gifted Awareness Week 2014 - 6 word stories  http://madelainesideas.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/gifted-awareness-week-2014-6-word.html
 11 June  Bexology2  What Are They REALLY Saying?  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/what-are-they-really-saying/
 11 June  Sue Barriball  Why are we so nervous about parents?  http://giftednz.org.nz/why-are-we-so-nervous-about-parents/
 12 June  Mary St George and Gifted Online students  Six Words Back (with occasional bonus words).  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/six-words-back-with-occasional-bonus-words-too/
 12 June  Hon. Tracey Martin  New Zealand First  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/guest-blogger-hon-tracey-martin/
 13 June  Bexology2  Politically Induced Whiplash and Other Problems  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/politically-induced-whiplash-and-other-problems/
 13 June  Tracy Riley  Where’s the G in the five e factors?  http://giftednz.org.nz/wheres-the-g-in-the-five-e-factors/
 14 June
 Rose Blackett and Kim Hill
 Gifted Children
 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2599647/rose-blackett-gifted-children
 14 June  Lily  The Ups and Downs of Being a Gifted Child  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/the-ups-and-downs-of-being-a-gifted-child/
 14 June
 Jo Freitag
 Gifted Awareness Week New Zealand 2014  http://spritessite.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/gifted-awareness-week-new-zealand-2014/
 15 June
 Madelaine Willcocks
 Mind the Gap
 http://madelainesideas.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/mind-gap.html
 16 June  Rebecca Howell  6 Important Reasons to Nurture Gifted Children  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/6-important-reasons-to-nurture/
 16 June  Cecile Why GO has Made Such a Difference to Me  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/why-go-has-made-a-difference-to-me/
 16 June
 Mary St George and Gifted Online students
 Six Words More
 http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/six-words-more/
 16 June
 Louise Tapper
 Where are the gifted learners in “Inclusive education”?  http://giftednz.org.nz/where-are-the-gifted-learners-in-inclusive-education/
 17 June  Nikki  Unlocking the Cage  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/unlocking-the-cage/
 17 June  Leanne Pressman  Coming This Way – 2014 National Conference on Gifted Education in NELSON  http://giftednz.org.nz/coming-this-way-2014-national-conference-on-gifted-education-in-nelson/
 17 June
 Vanessa White
 This One's For The Kids!
 http://liftingthelid.weebly.com/blog/this-ones-for-the-kids
 18 June  Mona Chicks  Excelling in School Isn't Always the Best Goal  http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/excelling-in-school-isnt-always-best.html
 18 June  Lisa Conrad  The Gifted Family – Transforming Chaos into Calm  http://giftedparentingsupport.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/the-gifted-family-transforming-chaos.html
 18 June  Ella (art) and Mackenzie (writing).  Hey! I'm one of those people!  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/hey-im-one-of-those-people/
 18 June
 Zoe and April
 Kids Call for Fair Funding
 http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/kids-call-for-fair-funding/
 18 June
 Emma Scobie-Jennings
 Theory into Practice - Identifying Gifted and Talented Māori Students  http://musingsfromthegate.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/theory-into-practice-identifying-gifted.html
 18 June
 Aimee Gulliver
 NZ schools 'a step back' for gifted kids  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/10172507/NZ-schools-a-step-back-for-gifted-kids
 2013 [but newly released to the public]
 Tracy Riley and Brenda Bicknell
 Gifted and Talented Education in New Zealand Schools: A Decade Later
 [This is the research discussed in the news item above.]
 http://www.giftedchildren.org.nz/apex/pdfs18/Riley%20&%20Bicknell.pdf
 2013 [but newly released to the public]  A range of researchers
 The full text of the APEX journal, released to the public for Gifted Awareness Week.
 http://www.giftedchildren.org.nz/apex/v18no1.php
 19 June
 Mary St George and One Day School class
 Symbols of Giftedness, Creativity and Self
 http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/symbols-of-giftedness-creativity-and-self/
 19 June  Jessica Parsons  Is it smart to vote?  http://minimalistmum.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/is-it-smart-to-vote.html
 20 June  Jessica Parsons  The politicians in person - for NZ Gifted Awareness Week  http://minimalistmum.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/the-politicians-in-person-for-nz-gifted.html
 20 June  Sue Luus  Giftedness in Early Childhood: Touch Technologies and Educational Apps  https://giftedinaus.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/giftedness-in-early-childhood-touch-technologies-and-educational-apps/
 20 June
 Cody  Cody's Story
 http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/codys-story/
 21 June  Lisa Lauffer  Ponder  http://www.artisanofcreativemiracles.com/2014/06/ponder.html
 21 June  Sara Meadows  Strength, Speed, Agility, Endurance  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/strength-speed-agility-endurance/
 21 June
 Shanae (writing) and Conor (art)
 There’s Always Something Going On In My Head!  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/theres-always-something-going-on-in-my-head/
 21 June
 Anna Meuli
 Stepping up a Gear – or 10!  http://giftednz.org.nz/stepping-up-a-gear-or-10/
 22 June
 Sue Bufton and Gifted Kids
 Programmes Matter
 http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/programmes-matter/
 22 June  JK  Giftedness Acrostic Poem  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/giftedness-acrostic-poem/
 22 June  Rose Blackett  An Exciting Announcement  http://giftednz.org.nz/an-exciting-announcement/
 22 June
 Rose Blackett, Deb Clark and Tracy Riley  Did You Know?  http://giftednz.org.nz/did-you-know/
 23 June
 Tayne  All I want is to Learn
 https://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/all-i-want-is-to-learn/
 23 June
 Lynda Garrett
 Lynda Garrett’s Address to the Political Panel  http://giftednz.org.nz/lynda-garretts-address-to-the-political-panel/
 23 June
 David Seymour
 Guest Blogger David Seymour, ACT Candidate  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/guest-blogger-david-seymour-act-candidate/
 23 June
 Amy Harrington
 Gifted in Translation
 http://giftedunschooling.com/gin.php
 24 June
 Gifted Kids, Hutt
 Gifted Kids Write to Parliament
 https://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/gifted-kids-write-to-parliament/
 26 June
 Hon. Maggie Barry
 National  https://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/guest-blogger-hon-maggie-barry/
  27 June
  Rebecca Howell
 6 Important Ways for Parents to Nurture a Gifted Child  https://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/6-important-ways-for-parents-to-nurture-a-gifted-child/
  27 June
 Hon. Chris Hipkins
 Labour  https://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/guest-blogger-hon-chris-hipkins/
  28 June
 Caila
 What does it mean to be creative?  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/what-does-it-mean-to-be-creative/

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