THE HIGH FLYER post is by Tim Marzullo, Ph.D., Co-Founder of Backyard Brains. He will be the keynote speaker at the NAGC 64th Annual Convention on Friday, November 10, 2017.
This post by Kristina Henry Collins, Ph.D., and Tarek C. Grantham, Ph.D., is an exceprt of an article that will appear in the November 2017 issue of Teaching for High Potential. 
During a short conversation recently with friend of mine who just began his teaching career, I reflected on my first days of teaching, some 19 years ago. I had everything planned out. Five to ten minutes for the introduction, seven minutes for the first activity, nine minutes for this, fifteen minutes for that, and so on. 
A version of this HIGH FLYER post by Scott J. Peters, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and the Richard and Veronica Telfer Endowed Faculty Fellow at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, appeared in Gifted Child Today (2016). 
A recent New York Times analysis suggests that a generation of policies meant to bring racial proportionality to our selective colleges has failed. For many, however, the K–12 system is where trouble begins.