G&T = Gifted & Thriving
Rosemary Hammerton believes that developing gifts into talents is where we begin. Our ultimate goal is to help our gifted children thrive - intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually. A mother of four, Rosemary has specialised in gifted education for close to 10 years, working in primary and secondary schools across different sectors and running G&T professional development workshops for teachers.
Written by Rosemary Hammerton Saturday, 06 November 2010 13:35The name of my Blog "Gifted and Thriving" is borrowed from the title of a GERRIC Summer Seminar presented by Professor Michael Sayler in 2007. I knew instantly I had to attend his seminar because here was someone articulating what I had intuitively felt for so long. Talent development is important, but is not the sum total of our goal as educators of gifted children.
Written by Rosemary Hammerton Sunday, 11 July 2010 00:00
What better time to begin a blog about gifted education than during the current media debate about selective schools! Despite hearing the same old arguments churned out every time this debate surfaces, I am still drawn to read them - an occupational hazard I guess.
Did you know?
|"We want our children to be happy in their learning yet achieving the best
possible outcomes for themselves (their ceilings). It was so refreshing to hear
Michele speak, so worthwhile as a classroom teacher." - An educator attending a NSWAGTC seminar
The blogs appearing on the NSWAGTC site are designed to provide colour, news and subjective views about the many issues and concerns facing gifted children and their parents, care-givers and educators.
Some of the blogs are associated with formal roles of the NSWAGTC, such as the President and the Webmaster. These allow the persons filling these roles to note to members any current news and changes.
Other NSWAGTC blogs are written by individuals with experience of gifted children from one or more perspectives - for example Cate's Blog is from the viewpoint of a primary school teacher and parent of gifted children. These blogs are written solely by the person identified and represent his or her views, rather than necessarily those of the NSWAGTC.
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We would also be delighted to consider applications from potential bloggers provided that the applicant accepts that this will be subject to a review process and may well be declined for any number of reasons which may not be shared with the applicant. Applications, which should include a resume and a vision for the potential blog, and suggestions for new blogs, can be sent in the first instance to the webmaster.