Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631707
Format: PDF, ePub
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For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Readerseries brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Teaching Strategies in Gifted Educationoffers practical advice about teaching gifted kids. This book offers specific teaching strategies such as divergent-thinking instruction and independent study. The book also covers differentiated curriculum, classroom management, dealing with underachievement, and professional development and total school improvement. In implementing a differentiated curriculum, the authors recommend a variety of grouping arrangements and school or classroom management strategies. Strategies including counseling, the Trifocal Model, an integrated systems approach, behavioral contracts, and motivating activities are suggested for gifted students. Implementation of a quality differentiated curriculum depends on quality teachers.

The Underachieving Gifted Child

Author: Del Siegle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593639563
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Why are some gifted children willing to tackle new challenges whereas others seen insecure or uninterested? Why do some gifted students achieve while others become caught in a cycle of underachievement? Are there strategies teachers and parents can implement that promote an achievement-oriented attitude? "The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement" answers these important questions. Although there are many factors that contribute to achievement, achievement-oriented students exhibit four key traits: (1) they believe that they have the skills to perform well, (2) they expect that they can succeed, (3) they believe what they are doing is meaningful, and (4) they set realistic expectations and implement strategies to successfully complete their goals. In this volume, parents and teachers will learn specific strategies to improve student achievement by improving students' attitudes in these four important areas.

Working with Gifted English Language Learners

Author: Michael S. Matthews
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631952
Format: PDF
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English Language Learners are increasingly underidentified for gifted programs, although many of them possess high academic abilities and have a high motivation to learn and succeed in school. This population is poorly represented in many gifted programs due to a myriad of reasons, including lower test scores on English-based tests, language barriers, and cultural differences. Educators must learn to recognize and provide enrichment for gifted English Language Learners, despite the language barriers that exist. Michael S. Matthews introduces educators to the complexities and challenges of providing appropriate educational experiences for gifted English Language Learners. This unique, comprehensive book guides educators toward identifying gifted students in this population, including a look at nonverbal and Spanish-language testing, and gives advice for integrating these students into any gifted program. 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.

When Smart Kids Underachieve in School

Author: Todd Stanley
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618217054
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When Smart Kids Underachieve in School: Practical Solutions for Teachers takes a look at the 10 most common reasons why some smart, advanced, and gifted students do not reach their achievement potential. Reasons for underachievement range from social-emotional needs, lack of proper programming, not being challenged, and potential learning disabilities. Each chapter discusses a different cause and three practical strategies that can be used to overcome it. Useful for teachers, counselors, gifted coordinators, and administrators, this book is an easy-to-read, must-have resource for any educator looking to identify, understand, and reverse underachievement. Grades K–12

Successful Strategies for Twice Exceptional Students

Author: Kevin D. Besnoy
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631944
Format: PDF, ePub
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Some kids, including gifted students, have difficulties in school. Gifted students with learning disabilities may continuously struggle with certain areas of instruction, but never receive identification of or accommodation for their difficulties, because their gifts mask their disabilities. Gifted students with learning disabilities need unique instruction and a practical use of accommodations to succeed in school. It is important for educators to familiarize themselves with the definitions and characteristics of various learning disabilities and learn the strategies they can use in the classroom to help gifted/learning-disabled students succeed. In this book, Kevin Besnoy takes an in-depth look at the various learning disabilities and difficulties some gifted students face, provides practical tips for accommodating and planning instruction for those students, and gives an overview of federal law related to this population. 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.

Early Childhood Gifted Education

Author: Nancy B. Hertzog
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996473385
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can we help young children (birth-age 8) who are already displaying advanced academic ability and still make sure that they and all children in the classroom and at home have opportunities to explore their interests and learn basic skills in developmentally appropriate, meaningful and authentic ways.

Education of the Gifted and Talented

Author: Sylvia B. Rimm
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134575776
Format: PDF
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A best-selling, comprehensive guide to best practices in gifted education. Practical strategies and the latest research on critical topics and on best practices make Education of the Gifted and Talented an indispensable resource for those who work or will work with gifted students. The content is supported and enhanced by the inclusion of practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, case studies that help teachers identify student needs, and summaries of research on effective programs. Emphasis is placed on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, and the title includes a heightened awareness of less visible sub-groups within gifted populations. The Seventh Edition features new directions, new programs, thoroughly updated topics, and current research to keep readers on top of the latest advances in the field.

Peak Performance for Smart Kids

Author: Maureen Neihart
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618213210
Format: PDF
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Peak Performance for Smart Kids provides success strategies, activities, tools, real-life examples, and checklists for parents to employ to help their kids achieve to their highest potential. Even the most talented child will not succeed if he or she has not developed the mental, psychological, and emotional skills to face the heavy demands of high performance. Maureen Neihart, a psychologist and leading authority on talent development in children, examines seven mental habits of successful kids, providing practical approaches for developing them in talented children of all ages in this easy-to-read guide for parents and teachers. By working with parents to complete the activities included in this book, high-ability kids will learn to manage stress and anxiety, set and achieve goals, use mental rehearsal to improve performance, manage their moods and emotions, practice optimistic thinking, and resolve their frustrations of needing to belong while needing to achieve. With its research-based strategies and unique approach to maximizing potential, this is a book from which every parent of smart kids can benefit!