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Welcome to the New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week Blog Tour.

Our blog tour has finished for the 2012, but the list of posts will remain active. Many thanks to all who have supported the blog tour by writing, reading, commenting, and sharing links. Your input has been inspiring, heart-warming and humbling. See last year's posts for even more blogs about giftedness. Contact Mary St George of Gifted Online to book for next June's blog tour.
Posts in italics are live. Posts in bold relate to government viewpoints and policies. The hashtag for New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week is #NZGAW, which may be useful for sharing these posts.

 Date  Name  Topic  URL
 26 May  Hazel Owen   Celebrate Gifted Awareness Week!  http://ethosconsultancynz.ning.com/profiles/blogs/
  9 June  Mary St George  #NZGAW Blog Tour starts Monday!  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/
 10 June  Jo Freitag  The TBA Post  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3390
 11 June  Mary St George  Needs vs. Merit  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/
 11 June  Elaine Le Sueur  Something to smile about.  http://worldgifted2013.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
 11 June  Sue Breen  Essential characteristics for a teacher of a gifted student.
 11 June  Sonia White Parents of Gifted 3. Promote Sensible Risk-taking  http://giftedchatter.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/
 12 June  Mary St George  Opt-In Programmes  http://born2wonder.com/2012/06/12/opt-in-programmes-helping-kids-find-their-tribe/
 12 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Single snapshot to multi-perspective collage.

 12 June  Jo Freitag  TBA Post 2  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3397
 12 June  GiftEDnz
 Letter to Members of Parliament  http://www.giftednz.org.nz/GAW%202012/Letter
 12 June  GiftEDnz
 Template Letter for You to Write to Parliament  http://www.giftednz.org.nz/GAW%202012/Template
 13 June  Mona Chicks  A parenting perspective on intensity and perfectionism.  http://lifewithintensity.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/

 13 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Making ripples.

 13 June  Leslie Graves  On the International Year of Giftedness and Creativity 2013
 13 June  Leslie Graves  On Gifted nests and birds of a feather.
 13 June  Douglas Eby
 Lily Cole and gifted kids being bullied  http://highability.org/812/lily-cole-and-gifted-kids-being-bullied/
 13 June  Peter Lydon
 5 Wonderings on Gifted Education  http://giftedandtalented.ie/index.php/2012/06/12/5-wonderings-on-gifted-edcuation/
 13 June  Jo Freitag
 TBA Post 3  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3405
 14 June  Lisa Conrad
 Raising Awareness One Chat at a Time  http://giftedparentingsupport.blogspot.co.nz/2012/

 14 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Creating partnerships.
 14 June  Anne Sturgess  Am I missing something? It seems quite simple really  http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/profiles/blogs/
 14 June  Mary St George  Awareness for Whom?  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693106/
 14 June  Lisa Rose  Is giftedness in the eye of the beholder?  http://familymattersnz.wordpress.com/2012/06/
 14 June  Laura W  The Problem with Big  http://llwcontemplations.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/
 15 June  Laura W  Giftedness as an Adult
My apologies to Laura who actually wrote these two posts a few days ago, as I missed seeing the messages about them.
 15 June  Jo Freitag  TBA Post 4, Part 1  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3412
 15 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Food for Thought

 15 June  Joshua Raymond  Thinking Smart, Acting Dumb  http://rochestersage.org/2012/06/14/
 16 June  Susanne (USA)  Not That Gifted  http://buildingwingspan.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/

 16 June  Sue Breen
 The Gifted Designer Label

 16 June  Peter DeWitt  Do We Know How to Teach Highly Able Learners?  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/
 16 June  Jo Freitag
 TBA Post 4, Part 2
 17 June  A Mother 
 Nurture the Gift

 17 June  Rebekah Howell  Motivations of Gifted Children – What Can You Do?  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/
 17 June  Nania Mahuta MP  Government must support our gifted children  http://www.labour.org.nz/news/government-must
 17 June  Rusty Biesele  Why Gifted Kids Need Gifted Fiction  http://www.childrenofsophista.com/2012/06/why
 17 June  Heather McCrae  Neurodiversity and Giftedness  http://heathermccrae.wordpress.com/2012/06/
 18 June  Tracy Riley  Strengthening Connections, Despite the Politics of Being Gifted and Talented  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693470/strengthening-connections-despite-the-politics-of-being-gifted-and-talented
 18 June  Mary St George  Guiding Student Reflection – The Journey So Far  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/

 18 June  Rosemary Cathcart
 New Zealand and the first ever World Conference

 18 June  Jo Freitag  TBA Post 4, Part 3  http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=3433
 18 June  Derrin Cramer  Wearing the 'Right Glasses'  http://derrin-thebrightside.blogspot.com.au/2012/
 19 June  Mary St George  Policy Matters  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/policy-matters/
 19 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Changing Filters
 19 June  Jo Freitag  TBA Post 4, Part 4
 19 June  Fidget Jones  They don’t get it off the wind you know!
 19 June  Kathy Ray  Growing Minds
 19 June  Rosemary Cathcart  Something to be aware of in Gifted Awareness Week!  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693632/something-to-be-aware-of-in-gifted-awareness-week-by-rosemary-cathcart
 19 June  Jessica Parsons  Gifted Families - the gift that just keeps on giving  http://minimalistmum.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/gifted-families-gift-that-just-keeps-on.html
 20 June  Sonia White  Parents of Gifted: 4.Teach your gifted and talented teen to prioritise  http://giftedchatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/4-teach-your-gifted-and-talented-teens.html
 20 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Talking is not enough
 20 June  A Mother  Confessions of a gifted mother  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/confessions-of-a-gifted-mother
 20 June  Sue Luus  Asynchrony, Intensity and Perfectionism: Authoring the Gifted Self  http://giftedinaus.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/asynchrony-intensity-and-perfectionism-authoring-the-gifted-self/
 21 June  Catherine Delahunty MP  Supporting the Gifts and Talents of Youth  http://blog.greens.org.nz/2012/06/21/supporting-the-gifts-and-talents-of-youth/
 21 June  John Banks MP  Guest Blogger, Hon. John Banks  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/guest-blogger-hon-john-banks/
 21 june  Elaine Le Sueur
 Broadening Classroom Boundaries
 21 June  Elizabeth Jones  Breathing in I Calm My Body: Intensities in the Gifted  http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/intensities-in-the-gifted/
 21 June  Leeana Herewini and Sarah Jane Tiakiwai  The Relevance of Matariki to Gifted Education  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/693905/the-relevance-of-matariki-to-gifted-education-by-leeana-herewini-and-sarah-jane-tiakiwai
 21 June  Tayne Lewis  The schooling of gifted children  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/the-schooling-of-gifted-children/
 21 June  Anissa Ljanta  Small Poppies and Us  http://growmama.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/small-poppies-and-us.html
 21 June  Sonia White  Parents of Gifted: 5. Have High Expectations of your Gifted and Talented Teen  http://giftedchatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/5-have-high-expectations-of-your-gifted.html
 22 June  Stephanie Tolan
 Surf's Up
 22 June  Elaine Le Sueur
 Time is Unfolding
 22 June  Louise Tapper  Celebrate giftedness – but what does it really mean?  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/694087/celebrate-giftedness-but-what-does-it-really-mean-by-louise-tapper
 22 June  Hilde Buys  Tena Koutou from Denmark  http://ensjaeldenfugl.blogspot.dk/2012/06/tena-koutou-goddag-hello-everybody.html
 23 June  Holly Gooch  Did you know it was Gifted Awareness Week this week?  http://hollygooch.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/did-you-know-it-was-gifted-awareness-week-this-week/
 23 June  Rebecca Howell  Yes, your child is bright, but…  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/yes-your-child-is-bright-but/
 23 June  Leslie Graves  On Giftedness and a close encounter with (mis) fortune….  http://networkedblogs.com/z5JUy
 23 June  Deborah Douglas
 What Angie Taught Me
 23 June  Mary St George  Creating an online PLN in gifted education  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/694114/creating-an-online-pln-in-gifted-education
 24 June  Gifted Phoenix (Tim Dracup, UK)   Where is New Zealand’s Excellence Gap? – Part 1  http://giftedphoenix.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/where-is-new-zealands-excellence-gap-part-1/
 24 June  Gifted Phoenix (Tim Dracup, UK)   Where is New Zealand’s Excellence Gap? – Part 2  http://giftedphoenix.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/where-is-new-zealands-excellence-gap-part-2/
 24 June  Sue Breen
 Essential Backpack Items for a Gifted Learner

 24 June  Mary St George  Nearing this Journey’s End  http://creatingcurriculum.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/nearing-this-journeys-end/
 25 June  Dr Pita Sharples, MP
 Guest Blogger, Hon. Dr. Peter Sharples
 25 June  Tracy Riley  Gifted and Talented Assets -- Not for Sale!  http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/694347/gifted-and-talented-assets--not-for-sale-by-tracy-riley
 25 June  Roeper School  The Profound Effect of Annemarie and George Roeper on the Students of the Roeper School  http://giftedinmichigan.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/annemarie-and-george-roepers-profound-effects-on-the-students-of-the-roeper-school/

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