Looking Back on 2012


Last year saw ninety new articles posted here at Byrdseed.com. The five most popular were…

5) Sensitivity in Gifted Kids – An article on the surprising correlation between giftedness and emotional sensitivity. Include three true tales from my childhood.

4) Graphing Characters – A definite favorite of mine: plotting characters on a graph based on two different qualities. I love hearing about the many variations teachers have created based on this idea.

3) Three Books With Gifted Female Main Characters – A list of three books featuring gifted female protagonists. Readers submitted seven more.

2) Math Project: Disneyland Parking Structure – A structured math project for counting the parking spots in Disneyland’s giant parking structure. I heard from 2nd grade through high school teachers who used this in class. Readership was boosted significantly by a mention from Dan Meyer.

1) Five Unexpected Traits of Gifted Students – The most popular article of the year was an exploration of Dabrowski’s five overexcitabilities, common traits found in gifted students.

Want to see previous years’ favorites? Check out The Best Of Byrdseed.