Operation Houndstooth - A selection of current resources based on Professor Renzulli's latest thinking

 Renzulli's latest passion is Operation Houndstooth, in which he applies theories about students with high potential who use their ability to help others.

The three-ring theory of giftedness (ability, task commitment and creativity) is represented in a houndstooth pattern that helps to illustrate the interactions between personality and environment. As our society becomes more self-centered and materialistic, it is important to give children the opportunity to help others and to let them know that their school values altruism.

Why would a student like Melanie use her talents to help improve the life of one little boy? What are the circumstances that create an altruistic person who could lead a life such as that of Mother Theresa or Nelson Mandela?

Expanding the conception of giftedness to include co-cognitive traits and promote social capital

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