People Who Inspire Us
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“If your child marches to a different beat, a different drummer, you just might have to go along with that music. Help them achieve what is important to them.”
Martin Luther King, Jr
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
“All of life is a constant education.”
The International Gifted Education Teacher-Development Network’s fundamental purpose is to deliver world-wide best practices in the gifted education field of study and practice, to countries where gifted education is not typically incorporated into school governance policies. Critical to our mission is the inclusion of classroom teachers in the recognition and nurturance of the exceptionalities of culturally diverse gifted learners. We aim to accomplish this by educating and training schools and teachers to detect and support culturally diverse learners’ potential for achieving at high level, far beyond what is often expected of them. We embrace an appreciation of cultural differences and a respect for tradition and values. We aim to selflessly share a broad base of international expertise, duplicate (to the extent possible) successful program practices and services, and offer a unique level of support to primary/secondary schools and institutions of higher learning.