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.

Class Size Matters

Budget cuts in education are causing school districts to reduce staff resulting in an increase of the number of students per classroom. I have read various contradictory research studies which state class size matters, class size doesn’t matter, or it …
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Creativity Test for Children

How to Test for Creativity in Children Many people will be surprised to know you can actually test for creativity. As a teacher of 16 years I worked with and tested many students, some were creative and gifted, some were …
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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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Three Good Study Habits For Kids

Below are three good study habits for kids which will help them succeed at school. Educators are taught children’s work and study habits are set by age...
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Volunteering Ideas: Be a Guest Presenter

With so many people concerned about our educational system today, it is time to get more citizens into the classroom. Acting as a guest presenter in your local school is a great way to add a fresh face, new information, and an …
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How to Raise an Entrepreneur

In today’s world children need to learn how to be business savvy. And now, more than ever because of the increasing complexity of our global economic reality, children need to be taught an understanding of how our financial systems work. It would …
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Creativity in Education

Creativity in Education and at Home: How to cultivate creativity in children Most parents would be proud if their child was the one who discovered the cure for cancer. In all likelihood the cure will come from a gifted individual …
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Bipolar Disorder in Children: A Misdiagnosis?

The trend of assigning bipolar disorder to young children may be reversing. Many mental health professionals are not succumbing to popular influence but are holding to a stricter scientific standard when evaluating and diagnosing children
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Sibling Rivalry: What Parents Can Do

Sibling Rivalry: While parents cannot prevent their children from arguing and fighting, they can limit the intensity, the duration and the frequency of fighting.
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Should You Let Your Child Win?

Should Parents Let Their Child Win at Games? Playing competitive games with children is fun and effective on several levels. Children love the one on one attention from an adult and they thrive on attempting to beat an opponent whom …
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