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- 1. How Great Leaders Inspire
Thinker Simon Sinek explains why some leaders inspire while others don’t. He shares the secrets to getting to why and how that can guide and inspire you and others.
- 2. High School: The Fantastiks — Exploring the longest running musical in history
While plays by authors such as Ibsen and Shakespeare are often taught in schools, challenging gifted youth to read plays that are less well known benefits them by extending their academic reach. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history, yet most students are unfamiliar with it. An examination of the play affords students the opportunity to explore it in both a scholarly and artistic way, and it builds their cultural awareness.
- 3. Mensa and the National Association of Gifted Children Address the Need for Engagement Among Our Gifted Youth
American Mensa’s Gifted Youth Specialist, Lisa Van Gemert, will attend the National Association for Gifted Children Convention (NAGC), Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
- 4. One Special, Special Education Teacher Receives Mensa Foundation Award
Arthella Starke of Sherwood, Oregon was selected as the Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award recipient. Starke, a Special Education teacher at Sherwood High School was nominated by the parent of a student.
- 5. The Summer Seven
Summer isn’t just about beaches! Have you been looking for things to do to keep kids cognitively challenged this summer and avoid the dreaded summer brain drain? Want to do it without breaking the bank? It’s easier than you think to turn your home into a place of fun and learning. Here are the Mensa Foundation’s top seven tips for avoiding summer brain drain. Enjoy!
- 6. First Day of Summer Fun
When summer comes, there is more time to play and explore. The activities shared inside
are a blend of colorful art projects and ideas for some outside activities.
This series of educational programs was designed to simultaneously entertain and
challenge gifted youth in their time outside of the school setting, although the activities are
appropriate for broad ranges of ages.
- 7. Grade 7: The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun
From our earliest childhoods, we are fascinated by space. We wish on stars and read of cows jumping over the moon, and the fascination grows along with us. This series of lesson plans explores the area of space closest to us - the solar system in which we live. It begins with this introduction to our very own star, the Sun.
- 8. General: The Power of Invention
Virtually everything we use had to be invented, and behind every invention is a person who saw a problem or an opportunity and invented a solution or a new device. Through this lesson plan, students will describe the development process, evaluate the usefulness of various inventions, and devise a solution to a problem through their own invention.
- 9. Grade 5: Ecosystems
As the environment becomes an ever-increasing matter of national and international importance, students' knowledge of ecosystem dynamics gains in value. In addition to being a core requirement of science standards across the country, the study of ecosystems is interesting to students, creating an arena in which complex ideas become accessible to learners.
- 10. The Mensa Foundation Honors Dr. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska
ARLINGTON, TEXAS (11/3/11) – Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation for her vast contributions to the field of intelligence in a ceremony preceding the National Association of Gifted Children Convention in New Orleans. She is the founding Director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. The Center, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, has produced research and development in the field of talent development, along with 50 doctorates in gifted education.