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 Gifted Awareness Week 2011
13-19 June
More than 6,000 blog page views!
Blog Tour contributions organised by date - we would love to schedule as many blog posts on giftedness as we can, to help organise wide readership for every post. Book by e-mailing mail4mary@xtra.co.nz.

The 2012 blog tour is now accepting bookings.
For maximum exposure, it will be useful if all blog posts can link back to this page, http://ultranet.giftededucation.org.nz/WebSpace/443/. Use any of the images on this page, or a plain text link. If a button style is preferred, you could use the button below:

Thanks to all supporting the blog tour on Twitter! This is not just mine, it is all of yours as well! 

Posts by Members of Parliament will be in bold type, to help you with your voting decision this year.
Posts already published are in italics. Some may need to start early due to commitments during GAW.
Name of blogger or organisation
URL of blog
 WAGC  29 May
 Is "gifted" the right word?
 giftEDnz  30 May http://www.vln.school.nz/pg/blog/
 Meaningful learning
 giftEDnz  31 May http://www.vln.school.nz/pg/blog/
 Did you know?
 Hon. Sue Moroney 1 June  http://blog.labour.org.nz/index.php/
 Labour raises key questions about gifted children's needs not being met in some schools.
WAGC   2 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/
 Replying to Sue Moroney
Tracy Riley  2 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
  Replying to Sue Moroney
Mary St George   4 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
 Rural needs.
Mary St George   4 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
Gifted resources online – where to start?
Sue Breen   5 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
 Gifted and Sidelined!
 WAGC  6 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06/06
 Graphic Advocacy for Gifted Kids
 Debbie Smith  6 June http://thinkersonline.wordpress.com/2011/06/06
 Thoughts on cultural shift, between understandings, learning environments and nations.
 Janine Logan  7 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06/06
Questions on testing to inform from a parent's perspective. 
 Mona Chicks  8 June http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.com/2011/06
 An international parent's perspective.
 Rochelle Campbell  9 June  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
 Parenting a gifted preschooler with intense sensitivity to sound.
 Sonia White  9 June http://giftedchatter.blogspot.com/2011/06
 An education consultant explores the value of giftedness.
 Lynley McMillan  9 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06
 Workaholism 1 of 3
Likely to be of high interest to parents of gifted kids.
 Lynley McMillan 10 June  http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06
 Workaholism 2 of 3
When you are workaholic and your partner isn't.
 Mona Chicks  10 June http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.com/2011/06
 Sensory intensity, a parent's view. International contributor.
 Mary St George  10 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
 Skype Chats - the other online dimension of #NZGAW
 Hon. Rodney Hide  10 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/
The Associate Minister of Education expresses his support. 
  Lynley McMillan  11 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06
  Workaholism 3 of 3 - Could workaholism be natural, or even adaptive?
 Janine Logan  11 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
  Parenting the Gifted – the Challenge of Perfectionism
 Mona Chicks 11 June  http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.com/2011/06
Psychomotor intensity: a child in constant motion. 
  Lynley McMillan  12 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06

  Perfectionism 1 of 2
Relentless Perfectionism
 Mary St George 12 June  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06

 How are twice exceptional children best supported by teachers, friends and family?
 Kathy Williams  13 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
Gifted Awareness Week officially begins today. Kathy sends a word of welcome.
  Lynley McMillan   13 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06
  Perfectionism 2 of 3
How discerning use of perfectionism can work in our favour.
 Elaine Le Sueur
 13 June

 Recognising and differentiating for high potential.
  Elaine Le Sueur 13 June  http://www.universityonwheels.org/blog/2011_06
 The importance of teacher professional development.
 Brainhugger  13 June  http://brainhugger.com/2011/06/12/2e-creativity
 The Gift of Creativity - On Creative Twice Exceptional People. International.
Anne Sturgess   13 June http://www.vln.school.nz/pg/blog/anne.sturgess/
 How not to talk to your kids - On praise.
  Anne Sturgess 
Robyn Boswell
 13 June http://www.vln.school.nz/pg/blog/anne.sturgess/
Amazing results from New Zealand's Future Problem Solving teams - Congratulations!
Sonia White    13 June http://giftedchatter.blogspot.com/2011/06/nz-gifted-students-world-beaters-again.html Further Congratulations to our teams.
 David Whitehead  14 June

 A lecturer in education shares a memory as the parent of a gifted child.
 Jo Freitag  14 June  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=2371  Greetings from a fabulous online collaborator across the ditch!
Tracy Riley   14 June http://www.vln.school.nz/pg/blog/TracyRiley/read
Associate Professor Tracy Riley remembers a teacher who inspired her and poses questions. 
 Mary St George   14 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
Great teamwork for a great event this Saturday.
 Elaine le Sueur  14 June http://universityonwheelsorg.blogspot.com/
Making a difference - have you tended your garden yet today?
 Mona Chicks  14 June http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.com/2011/06/

Imaginational Intensity. "Reality feeds his imagination. Soon his imagination will be feeding reality."
 Susanne Thomas
 15 June

Finding curricular materials to homeschool gifted children. International Perspective.
 Tim Dracup
 15 June

International Perspective on a proposed NZ Policy. Useful to consider in an election year.
 Rebecca Howell
 15 June

 Gifted and very active young children. International Perspective.
 Lisa Lauffer  15 June
http://deepwaterscoaching.com/blog/?p=111   Parents of the gifted often become aware of their own gifts. International perspective.
Elaine Le Sueur   15 June http://universityonwheelsorg.blogspot.com/
Social Emotional needs and learning environment.
Rosemary Cathcart  15 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06

On perennial questions in gifted education.
Leslinks  15 June http://innreach.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/

International Perspective, with suggested activities for children
Elaine Le Sueur   16 June http://universityonwheelsorg.blogspot.com/2011/

Appealing to gifted children's sense of humour.
Marg Frauenstein  16 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06

An ex-homeschool parent's perspective, about her children's transition to school when the need arose.
 Hon. Catherine Delahunty  16 June http://blog.greens.org.nz/2011/06/16/

 The Green Party's spokesperson for education acknowledges the impact of cuts and National Standards.
 Paul, father of two.   16 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06

Parenting perspective, including why one lad refused to write!
 Roya Klingner
 16 June
 Solution Oriented Coaching for gifted kids. International Perspective.
 Lisa Rivero
 16 June

 International perspective on patience, parenting, and one man's passion.
 Lisa Conrad  16 June http://giftedparentingsupport.blogspot.com/2011/

 International Perspective. "This is our moment," writes Lisa. My response? Carpe diem!
 IMACS  16 June
 International Parenting Perspective on mathematically gifted preschoolers.
 Elaine Le Sueur 17 June http://universityonwheelsorg.blogspot.com/2011/

 Provoking change.
 Janine Logan
 17 June

 Parenting perspective.
  Rachel Burnett  17 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06/
 Young adult perspective on drama for the gifted student.
 Carol Fertig  17 June http://resources.prufrock.com/GiftedChildInformat

 Careers in science and engineering for the gifted.
Shane Ngatai 
 17 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06/

Maori dimensions of leadership and giftedness.
Tim Dracup   17 June http://giftedphoenix.wordpress.com/2011/06/17

Tim's analysis of the possibilities of voucher scheme policies for gifted education, part 2.
 Jim Langabeer  18 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06

A musician shares some thoughts on teaching music and some childhood memories. 
 Jack Logan   18 June  http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06
 Art, photographs and opinions from a ten-year-old.
  Susanne Thomas   18 June  http://buildingwingspan.blogspot.com/2011/06
 Adapting curriculum for the gifted. International homeschool perspective.
  Kim Ngoc Minh   18 June http://www.1vietnamedu.com/2011/06/

 An Asian Perspective.  Kim Ngoc Minh is a Master's degree candidate in gifted education.
  Stephanie St George   18 June http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/2011/06
  A science opportunity for young gifted New Zealanders.
 Karin Jury  19 June

 An account of what is happening in one New Zealand school. 
  Mary St George   19 June http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2011/06
  The next big thing - passing the baton to the First World Gifted & Talented Awareness Day, 9 August, 2011, via the photoquotes project.
 Jonathan Wai  19 June
 How do you measure an intellectual giant? International Perspective.
If you plan to run your own blog tour, here are my comments based on the lessons learnt in this one: 

Blog Posts from GAWs past
Hon. Heather Roy: http://roy.org.nz/royters/gifted-awareness-week and http://roy.org.nz/royters/gifted-and-talented-wilford-school
Hon. Trevor Mallard: http://blog.labour.org.nz/index.php/2009/06/08/talented-tolley-will-cut-your-funding/comment-page-1/ 
Upper Clutha S.T.A.R. Programme: http://staruc.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/celebrating-gifted-awareness-week-14-20-june/
Waikato Association for Gifted Children: http://waikatogifted.wordpress.com/category/gifted-awareness-week/
Hon. Heather Roy: http://roy.org.nz/royters/gifted-awareness-week-0 and http://www.roy.org.nz/royters/new-zealands-gifted-and-talented-students-are-world-leaders 
Hon. Trevor Mallard: http://blog.labour.org.nz/index.php/2010/04/07/gifted-and-talented-what-do-standards-mean-for-these-kids/ 
Hon. Catherine Delahunty: http://blog.greens.org.nz/2010/06/16/gifted-awareness-week-despite-funding-cuts/
Gifted in SA: http://giftedinsa.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-zealand-question-answer-time.html
St Francis Diving Deeper: http://sfxdivivgdeeper.blogspot.com/2011/05/collectors-day-2010.html
Hands UP!: http://handsupnz.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/gifted-awareness-week-june-14-20/
Central Stars: http://staronedayschool.blogspot.com/2010/06/gifted-awareness-week-what-does-it-mean.html

If you've blogged fabulously in previous GAWs, and I've missed it, just drop me a link. Now let's create a blogstorm for GAW 2011!

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