Nurturing Creativity



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Creativity is one of the highest forms of human expression. And, while society views creativity as a very important skill, nurturing creativity in children is often forgotten. Parents and teachers play a huge role in providing opportunities for high-ability children to develop and explore their creativity both in traditional (art, music, creative writing, inventions) and non-traditional (critical thinking, problem solving, competitions) pursuits. Not everyone thinks, learns, and functions the same, so it’s important to find the right creative recipe for each child. These past articles in Parenting for High Potential will help you get you started:  .

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2015 International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards

EPISODE2_torrance575.jpgE. Paul Torrance spent more than 50 years examining correlations between intelligence and creativity, ways to measure creativity, and methods for unlocking the potential within all learners to apply their ingenuity, imagination, and inventiveness.

His legacy lives on through the 2015 International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards. Invite your child or student to submit their work before August 15, 2015. Learn about the process and see previous award winners in creativity writing, visual arts, music, and inventions in Keeping a Legacy Alive Through the International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards.

Sponsors of the Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards:

Future Problem Solving Program International 

Great Plains Center for Gifted Studies, Emporia State University 

Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity/The Center for Gifted 

NAGC Creativity Network 

Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development 

Parenting for High Potential


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The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students

Using vignettes, author Tracy Misset explores the social and emotional characteristics of high-ability children.