Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted

Author: Frances Karnes
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618212699
Format: PDF, ePub
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The newly revised and updated fourth edition of Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted is an excellent introduction to gifted education and real-world learning. The chapters of this comprehensive textbook are written by respected leaders in the field of gifted education. The authors review the unique needs of gifted learners and give current information on instructional planning and evaluation, strategies for best practices, and ongoing enhancement and support of gifted programs. Chapters include topics such as differentiated curricular design, extending learning through research, writing challenging instructional units, and developing leadership skills and innovative thinkers. Instructional practices such as problem-based learning, technology literacy, independent study, simulation and gaming, and more are addressed. A special focus is given to using the Gifted Education Programming Standards and Common Core State Standards. The fourth edition provides updated information on funding sources and public relations strategies for gifted education programs. It also includes updated lists of books, teaching materials, websites, and other resources for teachers of the gifted.

The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care

Author: Donna K. Wright
Publisher: Creative Health Care Management
ISBN: 1886624666
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It is time to move your competency assessment process beyond meeting regulatory standards to creating excellence The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care is packed with ready-to-use tools designed to help you develop, implement and evaluate competencies. More than that, you will find a new way of thinking about competency assessment - a way that is outcome-focused and accountability-based. With over 20,000 copies sold world-wide, it is the most trusted resource on competency assessment available.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching 2nd Edition

Author: Robyn R. Jackson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416626549
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Some great teachers are born, but most are self-made. And the way to make yourself a great teacher is to learn to think and act like one. In this updated second edition of the best-selling Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn R. Jackson reaffirms that every teacher can become a master teacher. The secret is not a specific strategy or technique, nor it is endless hours of prep time. It’s developing a master teacher mindset—rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response: 1. Start where you students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students there. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Conversationally and candidly, Jackson explains the mastery principles and how to start using them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. She answers questions, shares stories from her own practice and work with other teachers, and provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation. There’s even a self-assessment to help you identify your current levels of mastery and take control of your own practice. Teaching is hard work, and great teaching means doing the right kind of hard work: the kind that pays off. Join tens of thousands of teachers around the world who have embarked on their journeys toward mastery. Discover for yourself the difference that Jackson’s principles will make in your classroom and for your students.

Research in the Real Classroom

Author: Cindy Nottage
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895770
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your upper elementary students can begin learning lifelong research skills! This, the second volume of the Research in the Real Classroom series, modifies the IIM process for every skill level in your 3-5 classroom. Includes CD of both read-to-use and customizable reproducibles.

The Ultimate Student Teaching Guide

Author: Kisha N. Daniels
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483308340
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Concise and focused on practical strategies, this engaging, lighthearted guide provides teacher candidates a road map for negotiating the complex and diverse terrain of pre-K through 12 schools, while providing opportunities to develop the skills of reflection that are crucial to becoming a successful practitioner. The Ultimate Student Teaching Guide, Second Edition, by Kisha N. Daniels, Gerrelyn C. Patterson, and Yolanda L. Dunston, provides practical, research-based, field-tested strategies that student teachers can immediately apply as they encounter school concerns, solve classroom challenges, negotiate social conflicts, and, new to this edition, navigate the job search and interview process. Thoroughly updated throughout, the Second Edition includes expanded coverage of workplace professionalism, an introduction to accreditation and the Common Core standards, and more.

Teaching Culturally Diverse Gifted Students

Author: Donna Y. Ford
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631766
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is an easy way to nurture all seven intelligences and provide opportunities for each student to work in a way that is most appropriate for his or her abilities.

Decide and Conquer

Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133966879
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Make better decisions – every day, everywhere! Decide and Conquer, Second Edition brings together all the practical skills you need to do just that. This quick, concise book identifies every key obstacle to quality decision-making and shows exactly how to overcome them. You'll discover how your personality impacts your decision-making, why instincts and experience can lead you astray, how to simplify complex decisions without oversimplifying them and much more. Renowned management author Dr. Stephen P. Robbins translates cutting-edge research findings about human behavior and decision-making into language anyone can understand – and act upon. In this Second Edition, he provides many new and updated examples, updated research, and new coverage, including these crucial new topics: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer – and what it means for your decision-making Overcoming the familiarity bias, adaptation bias, and fear-of-loss bias How to stop throwing good money after bad Knowing when doing nothing is your best option Accounting for gendered decision-making styles Decide and Conquer, Second Edition covers everything from goal-setting and risk-taking to overconfidence to procrastination, and offers indispensable insights for overcoming the multiple biases that are built into all human decision-makers. You'll use Robbins' powerful techniques to improve every decision you make – about your relationships, career, finances, everything!

Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Learners

Author: Frances A. Karnes
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593630204
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From a mentorship with a local archaeologist, to a medieval festival, the opportunities for gifted learners to explore a topic in depth are too numerous to mention. This book offers an introduction to structuring enrichment activities that add depth and complexity to a gifted child's learning experience. "Enrichment provides students with opportunities to extend learning," Dr. Roberts, the book's author, explains. "There are three primary purposes for enrichment: fostering interest; nurturing talent, developing expertise, or both; and increasing achievement." This book shows teachers how to provide meaningful enrichment experiences for gifted students. The book offers effective strategies for enriching the curriculum and creating in-depth learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education. Educational Resource

Advocacy for Gifted Children and Gifted Programs

Author: Joan D. Lewis
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593633181
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Supporters of gifted education need to develop the skills of advocacy in order to help build strong, lasting, effective programs. "Advocacy for Gifted Children and Gifted Programs" describes a wide variety of successful strategies that can be used to advocate for gifted students at all levels.

The Dissertation Journey

Author: Carol M. Roberts
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412977983
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework