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Whāngai ka tupu ka puawai – That which is nurtured blossoms, then grows.

Carol Bainbridge uses this lovely whakataukī to introduce her GAW post on her site Gifts for Learning.

This beautiful blog uses the metaphor of gardening for how we support our gifted learners.

"When he turned 3, I took my little seedling to Mrs. Marovich‘s class, where he was appreciated and nurtured. Mrs. Marovich was a master gardener. She had a garden full of so many different varieties of flowers, all at different stages of growth. But she carefully nurtured each and every one of them. It didn’t matter how old the flower was or what kind of environment the flower needed – Mrs. Marovich provided what each flower needed.  She had a beautiful garden full of happy little flowers. She understood all her flowers – including the gifted ones"



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Growing Gifted Gardens

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