Exquisite Minds: Creative and Gifted Children

Exquisite Minds believes in the importance of cultivating creativity in bright and gifted children. We believe creativity can solve almost any problem; rather than why something can’t be done, it’s how it can be done. Exquisite Minds offers support to parents and educators who want to challenge children to find new and constructive ways to look at the world.

Unleash Your Creative Genius

I too once believed because I was not artistic, like my father, that I must not be creative. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized just because I can’t draw doesn’t mean I’m not creative. The following article …
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Gifted Thinking: Where’s the Rest of the Moose?

True story: A three year-old boy was in a rustic restaurant with his parents. He became very agitated and said he could not and would not eat the food. When his father asked him why, the young boy pointed up …
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Creativity: With a Sleeping Baby and a Camera

Adele Enerson, while on maternity leave, came up with a unique outlet for her creative energy. Since then, Adele’s photos have been copied from her blog, misused and forwarded through e-mail. While in someways this is a compliment to her …
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Organizing School Papers and Art Projects

When it comes to organizing kids' school papers and art projects, many parents struggle with what to keep and what to pitch...
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Google Search Tips: Helping Kids Google

Life gives you questions, Google gives you answers. As teachers we spent time helping our students learn to be good Googlers. This was so they could get correct information as fast as possible. You too can use these Google search …
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Overscheduled Kids: When is it too much?

How many children’s activities can you handle without over-functioning? How do you know when you have overscheduled your kids?
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Teaching Creativity

Michael F. Shaughnessy, a columnist with educationnews.org recently conducted an interview with Abby Connors who wrote the new book, Teaching Creativity. I found this to be an excellent interview and well worth reading. Below is an excerpt from the interview about approaching …
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Should Teachers Lose Their Jobs Based on Student Performance?

As No Child Left Behind gets a makeover, it is under consideration to hold teacher’s accountable for their students’ low performance. Houston is one city which has already taken a bold stance by saying they will fire teachers whose students do not perform up to standards.
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Why Nurturing Creativity in Kids is so Important

By Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. Recent academic studies have shown that American kids are no longer as creative as they once were.  This should not come as a shock to anyone, as we live in an era obsessed with numbers, data, …
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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

It helps kids to be reminded Mother's and Father's Day are not just for celebrating but are also for honoring their parent. Creative ideas for Mother's Day...
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