News/research from teacher-journalist Robert J. Ballantyne

Driven by comedy: Dianne Skoll

Self-produced pilot for a short film series about the creative process

Madonna on complacency, creativity

'I don't see the point of living if you don't keep pushing yourself into unfamiliar territory'

What are the characteristics of gifted students?

Giftedness is not only about high intelligence, they also think and feel more intensely than the average person.

What are the origins of giftedness?

Giftedness is the result of both genetics and socialization.

What is the prevalence of giftedness?

A reasonable estimate is that 10 percent of the population are at least mildly gifted or talented.

My unexpected trial by fire in teacher education

Why my mid-career return to university helped me develop a necessary identity as both a teacher and a life-long learner

How is giftedness defined in Ontario?

Each province and territory differs in its definition of giftedness.

Why gifted learners motivate my teaching practice

What exactly is a gifted student? And what are their special needs?