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Welcome to the New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week Blog Tour for 2015.

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 2014, 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 8-21 June 2015.

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 21. 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
 1 June  Mary St George  Announcing the #NZGAW Blog Tour, 2015
 8 June  Mary St George  Becoming a Learning Detective
 8 June
 Jo Freitag
 Changing the way you see us
 9 June  Bexology2  The silencing of the other
 9 June
 Lisa Lauffer
 Creating My Life with My Multipotentiality
 10 June  Hamilton MindPlus Children
 My Mind is Full of Stars
 10 June
 Madelaine Willcocks
 Like-mindedness... inclusion... and us.
 11 June
 Madelaine's MindPlus students
 Colourful and complex... students' thoughts about like-mindedness
 11 June
 giftEDnz  Newsletter
 12 June
 Mary St George
 Chalk, Cheese and a Connected Community of Learners
 13 June
 Lisa Conrad
 How to Help the Impulsive Disorganized Child
 13 June
 Former student & Mary St George
 What the Tui Tells Me
 14 June
 Mary St George
 Creativity and Recreativity
 15 June
 Tracy Riley
 Should We Push In or Lean In?
 15 June
 NZCGE, NZAGC and giftEDnz
 Joint Media Release and Position Statement
 15 June
 New Zealand First
 Gifted and Talented Blocked by National
 16 June
 Nikki Linn
 As Her Unique Mind Settles
 16 June
 Vanessa White
 I just want to fly
 16 June
 Hon. Tracey Martin
 New Zealand First
 16 June
 Hon. Chris Hipkins
 Labour Party
 17 June
 Rosemary Cathcart
 To the true heroes and heroines of Gifted Awareness Week
 17 June
 Sue's MindPlus Juniors
 Six Word Slogans
 18 June
 Rotorua Wednesday MindPlus
 Don't Freak Out!
 19 June
 Tracy Riley
 A Journey for our Gifted Kids
 19 June
 giftEDnz  Position Paper: Gifted children in the early years
 19 June
 Hon. Catherine Delahunty
 Green Party supports Gifted Kids Awareness Week 2015
 20 June
 Emma Scobie-Jennings
 The Ruamano Project
 20 June
 Lily  The Restraints of Being Gifted
 21 June
 Joanna McGibbon St George
  Gifted Education in Early Childhood in New Zealand – A Literature Review
 22 June
 Vanessa White
 How do you see me?
 22 June
 Edith Johnson
 Gifted: Not Identified - Not Expressed
 24 June
 Imogen  The wildest winds
 A few final posts are still being prepared. Keep watching!

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