Gifted is a new movie by Fox Searchlight Pictures about a profoundly gifted child that opened on April 7, 2017. Several members of the Duke TIP staff attended an early showing of the film and have shared their thoughts on it below. We've tried to give you some different perspectives on the movie, including whether it accurately portrays the issues involved in giftedness. Enjoy -- and please feel free to share your own opinions about Gifted in the Comments section below. … [Read more...] about A look at the movie “Gifted”
Antediluvian ('an-te¯-di-"LOO-ve¯-un), meaning “old-fashioned” or “out-of-date,” was the winning word in the 1994 Scripp’s National Spelling Bee (www.spellingbee.com). Even though the national spelling bee began in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1925, it is anything but antediluvian. … [Read more...] about To Bee or Not to Bee?
Are gifts and talents innate? Are geniuses born or made? Nature or nurture? These are questions that educators, psychologists, and philosophers have pondered for years. The consensus in the gifted field seems to be that while talents can be developed, some individuals are born with an unusual capacity to master certain areas. … [Read more...] about Are Gifts and Talents Innate?