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Gifted Education

Twice-Exceptional Learners: Gifted Children with Disabilities

Image source. We need special efforts to identify and address the needs of twice-exceptional children. Read the full article at Deccan Herald.

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Environment History Science What I read

Collapse Narrates How Historical and Contemporary Societies Have Succeeded, and Have Failed, to Live in Ecological Harmony

Via case-studies across history, Collapse offers a series of engrossing narratives, informed by impressive scholarship across multiple disciplines. Collapse illustrates how fragile is the balance between a society and its ecological environment; and offers actionable lessons in how we, as citizens, can demand that our own societies function more sustainably.

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Short story

Vocation

A series of loosely linked vignettes engaging with alienation. This story was featured in The Right-Eyed Deer.

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Gifted Education

Identifying Gifted Children

Image credit. A few weeks ago, in this column, we discussed why it is important to train our teachers in gifted education. We must address the advanced learning needs of high-ability children, not leave them to fend for themselves.  Read the full article at Deccan Herald.

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Environment History Science What I read

Guns, Germs, & Steel

Why is it that Eurasians colonised the Americas? Why, until European colonisation, did the Americas lag behind the Old World in population density and social organisation? Jared Diamond explores the far-reaching consequences of geographical differences on the emergence of densely populated, militaristic civilisations in Eurasia vs. the Americas.

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Flash story Microstory

One Day

A series of ten vignettes set in an Indian metropolis. The vignettes follow different individuals in different settings, over the course of one day.

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Gifted Education

Gifted children need teachers who set intellectual challenges

Image credit Gifted Education (GE) is the umbrella term for enriching, diversifying, and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of gifted children: the need for stimulation and challenge. Read the full article at Deccan Herald.

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Gifted Education

Nurturing Mathematically Gifted Children

This article was originally published by Deccan Herald. Image credit. *** A  crucial part of a nation’s human potential lies in individuals gifted in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Identifying and nurturing children gifted in STEM deserves special attention and presents special challenges. First, research suggests that the mathematically gifted stand out less than […]

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Book review

The Illicit Happiness of Other People (2012) is a Tragicomedy Illuminated by Subtle Psychosocial Analysis

*Illicit* is a satirical social commentary, a tragicomedy of self-sacrifice, crime, transcendence, and tragic redemption set against the insistent grime of a lower-middle-class family stranded between failure and social injustice on the one hand – and resilience and love on the other.

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Book review

Milan Kundera’s Slowness (1995) Is A Lucid Distillation of Philosophy and Subtle Psychological Observation

*Slowness* juxtaposes stories and characters, deftly interwoven, in a structure light and airy, never feeling crammed. It is informed by, and engages with, a deep philosophical and literary heritage. The thesis of Slowness is that we moderners have lost the gift for slow living, and thus for remembering. We live fast, therefore we forget – or is it the other way around?