Teaching Gifted and Talented Pupils in the Primary School

Author: Chris Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878008
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'This book is a joy to read. It is full of good sense and, what teachers always hope to find, lots of good, practical ideas...This is a valuable resource and every staffroom should have a copy' - Gifted and Talented Update 'Smith's research interests in inclusive and gifted education are reflected in her publications and this book is no exception. This is essentially a user-friendly practitioner's text, aimed at primary school educators...I would recommend this as a useful addition to the practising teacher's repertoire of resource texts' Susen Smith, former primary school teacher 'The suggestions here, many of them photocopiable, are clearly tried and tested. All primary teachers will find them helpful' - Michael Duffy, The Times Educational Supplement `A very useful aid to any staff room bookshelf. Easy to read, use and understand- National Association of Gifted Children Newsletter `A must read for all teachers. This book not only sets out very clearly the needs of Able Gifted and Talented pupils, but also helps teachers reappraise their classroom practice and the role of the learner' - Johanna M Raffan, Director of NACE, National Association for Able Children How can we provide challenges for the gifted and talented primary school pupil in an inclusive classroom setting? Using tried and tested examples, this book shows the busy teacher how to challenge able children in their mixed-ability class - where time and resources are usually limited. The practical tasks will show you how carefully designed activities can cater for a range of abilities. The book has sections on: - creating a working environment that helps more able pupils to thrive; - varying the way you ask pupils questions; - thinking about multiple intelligences and ways to develop them; - developing different levels of challenge in classroom activities; - allowing pupils some choice in the activities they do; - advice on how to run whole-class research projects. A glossary of key terms and a range of photocopiable material are included. Class teachers, GATCOs, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Teachers, trainee teachers and LEA advisers looking for practical teaching ideas to challenge gifted children will find this book ideal for use in their settings.

Cross Curricular Teaching in the Primary School

Author: Trevor Kerry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659163
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can teaching across the curriculum improve children’s learning? How can you plan meaningful, imaginative topic work? Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School helps teachers plan a more imaginative, integrated curriculum by presenting in accessible language a rationale and framework for teaching across the subjects. This second edition has been fully updated in light of the new curriculum, and shows how cross-curricular work can contribute to deeper subject knowledge. Illustrated throughout with examples of effective topic work in successful schools, this book provides guidance on the underpinning theory and strategies to facilitate cross-curricular work with young children. With a new structure to emphasise the importance of careful planning and preparation, issues covered include: How children learn The theory and rationale behind the cross-curricular approach Developing the curriculum and lesson planning Teaching and learning in an integrated way at KS1 and KS2 Cross-curricular approaches for maths Whole school approaches and team teaching for cross-curricular teaching The role of support staff in cross-curricular teaching Improving children’s thinking skills Supporting children with special needs Using new media and drama to facilitate cross-curricular learning Assessing cross-curricular learning. Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School provides much needed support for busy student and practising teachers. Packed with practical ideas, it offers an accessible guide to all aspects of introducing an integrated curriculum.

Curriculum Provision for the Gifted and Talented in the Primary School

Author: Deborah Eyre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1853467715
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The authors of this book offer practical help to teachers in making day-to-day provision for the gifted and talented pupils in their classroom. Designed mainly for primary teacher, intending teachers and teacher trainers, the book draws together current findings in curriculum provision in the core subjects, links theory and practice in such a way that the readers can benefit from exemplar material, and allows them to adapt their own teaching to provide an inclusive curriculum for the gifted and talented children they teach.

Gifted and Talented Children

Author: Shirley Taylor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781843100867
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This handbook provides professional developmental support, direction and practical wisdom to teachers of children with special abilities. Strongly underpinned by current thinking in the area of gifted and talented education, the resource takes an 'inclusive' approach to ways of working with highly able children in regular classrooms.

How the Gifted Brain Learns

Author: David A. Sousa
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412971737
Format: PDF
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Translates the latest neuroscientific findings into practical strategies for identifying, understanding, and engaging gifted learners in different subjects, grade levels, demographics, and special need areas.

A Guide to Teaching Practice

Author: Louis Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136949666
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Guide to Teaching Practice is the major standard text for all students on initial teacher training courses in the UK. Authoritative yet accessible, it covers the important basic skills and issues that students need to consider during their practice, such as planning, classroom organization, behaviour management and assessment. The book's focus on the quality of teaching and learning and consideration of the latest regulations and guidelines ensures that it fits comfortably within TTA and OfSTED frameworks. In addition, comprehensively revised and fully updated, this fifth edition features brand new chapters on the foundation stage, legal issues, learning and teaching and using ICT in the classroom, as well as new material on numeracy, literacy, children's rights, progress files and gifted and talented children. This book is the most respected and widely used textbook for initial teacher training courses and will be an essential resource for any student teacher.

Discovering and Developing Talent in Schools

Author: Bette Gray-Fow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135394180
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can primary and secondary schools best identify and provide for pupils with talents in the creative arts and sport? This book contains a range of practical and inclusive strategies to help schools enable and encourage pupils to make the most of their talents, including: -a fresh look at definitions of talent -advice on identifying talented pupils in primary and secondary schools -information on the unique needs and characteristics of talented pupils -guidance on the role of both in-school and out-of-school provision -a whole-school audit, to assess provision in the talent area -advice on developing whole-school and departmental policies for talented pupils Aimed at gifted and talented coordinators, teachers and school managers, this book will also benefit leaders of extra-curricular activities, and parents.

Thinking Skills and Problem Solving An Inclusive Approach

Author: Belle Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136605762
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover and develop your pupils' strengths across the multiple intelligences by improving their problem solving skills. This book will: tell teachers all they need to know about multiple intelligences and problem solving provide a bank of problems that can be integrated into any lesson plan help teachers to identify gifted and able pupils guide schools on how to organize their curriculum using example curriculum plans. For teachers working across the Foundation Stage, Key Stages One and Two, Headteachers and those working at management level.