History of Concern The fear that technology ruins our minds and those of our children has a long history. In ancient Greece, there were concerns that the written word would harm society and lessen the respect people showed to each other. Since then, similar concerns have been shared about novels, radio, movies, television, and the internet. These concerns typically involve worry about both the quality and the amount of the content being consumed. Many of these concerns now relate to the … [Read more...] about Screen Time and Adolescent Well-Being
Jill L. Adelson, Ph.D., a research scientist at Duke TIP, and Hope E. Wilson, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of North Florida, are currently writing a second edition of their book, Letting Go of Perfect: Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids and Teens, published by Prufrock Press. To support that effort, they want to hear from you! Go to https://tinyurl.com/TIPperfectionism to share your stories and/or advice about perfectionism. You could be chosen to be featured in the updated … [Read more...] about Letting Go of Perfect—We want to hear from you!
In a series of brief lightning talks, the Duke TIP Research and Evaluation team highlights relevant research findings on gifted and talented students. Topics include: professional and personal adulthood outcomes, academic options in high school, the importance of opportunity, role models, and more! This presentation took place the day of Duke TIP's Grand Recognition Ceremony, May 20, 2019. Watch the video below to see highlights from that special day, when Duke TIP celebrated the … [Read more...] about Video: Talking Gifted Education with Duke TIP’s Research and Evaluation Team
There are lots of very common theories about education that you've likely heard. For example, you may have heard that creative people use the right side of their brain, or that some people learn better when they see the material and others learn better when hearing it. But is any of that true? TIP's researchers are here to answer. … [Read more...] about Correcting the Myths of Gifted Education
Click here to listen! Dr. Matt Makel, TIP's Director of Research, tells us about his new book, From Giftedness to Gifted Education, describing his research's impact on TIP's educational programs and diving into the benefits of ability grouping and academic acceleration. Subscribe to the Duke TIP Podcast at Apple Podcasts! … [Read more...] about The Duke TIP Podcast Episode 6: Dr. Matt Makel
Salman Khan has appeared on the cover of Forbes magazine and was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people. He is founder of The Khan Academy and author of The One World Schoolhouse. I interviewed Sal to get his thoughts on the future of education. Here are five wisdom filled lessons from the world famous educator. Theory may not be as important as before. “You have all this education theory and people try to make larger statements than maybe what their data would back … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons from Salman Khan on the Future of Education
In a recent New York Times op-ed, “Why I’m moving home,” bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance explains how he is moving back to his home state of Ohio because he wants to hear the messages of the people that he left behind. He grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. Vance left, joined the military, went to Ohio State for undergrad and Yale law school, wrote a bestselling book, and became a principal at a major Silicon Valley … [Read more...] about The forgotten rural gifted child
It’s a question we’ve asked before in the pages of Gifted Today: “What does it mean to be gifted?” Test scores tend to jump to parents’ minds first—those of the IQ variety, the ACT and SAT variety, the end-of-grade-assessment variety. After all, those tests purport to quantify how well and how quickly students can analyze problems. Beyond test scores, there’s also Dr. Howard Gardner’s theory of eight distinct intelligences to consider—linguistic, for instance, or spatial, or interpersonal, etc. … [Read more...] about Can Intelligence or Personality Compensate For Background Disadvantage?
Most of us spend four years in high school, but every once in a while you’ll hear about some prodigy who enters college earlier than typical. For example, Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize winning physicist, entered Yale University at age 15. Gell-Mann turned out pretty successful, but what about people who entered college early as a whole? What happens to them later in life when they grow up? A study by Nancy B. Hertzog and Rachel U. Chung published in Roeper Review attempted to address this … [Read more...] about What Happens To Students On The College Fast Track?
A recent article published by distinguished gifted education scholar David Lubinski of Vanderbilt University, “From Terman to today: A century of findings on intellectual precocity,” serves as an excellent resource for parents, students, and educators who are interested in the findings of two major longitudinal studies of the gifted which roughly span the last century, and more broadly the historical progression of research on the gifted. Here are brief descriptions of the longitudinal … [Read more...] about What have we learned from 100 years of longitudinal research on intellectual talent?