Fully revised and updated for a new generation of educators, this is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom— seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The new edition provides information on using technology for accelerated learning, managing cluster grouping, increasing curriculum rigor, improving assessments, boosting critical and creative thinking skills, and addressing gifted kids with special needs. Already a perennial best seller, this guide’s third edition is sure to be welcomed with open arms by teachers everywhere. Digital content provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable reproducible forms from the book, additional extension menus for students in the primary and upper-elementary grades, and a special supplement for parents of gifted children.
A gold mine of practical, easy-to-use teaching methods, strategies, and tips to improve learning outcomes for students who score below proficiency levels. This fully revised and updated third edition of Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom provides information on integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and 21st-century skills. It reflects the use of technology and schoolwide cluster grouping in support of all students and includes proven, practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. Sidebars throughout highlight special information for working with students on the autism spectrum; “tech tips” describe technologies that are especially useful for kids with LD. Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable forms, additional content organization charts, and a PDF presentation for book study groups and professional development.
A guide to improving learning outcomes for students who score below proficiency levels includes teaching methods, strategies, and tips to help teachers differentiate the curriculum in all subject areas to meet the needs of students labled "slow," "remedial," "LD," or others who struggle to learn.
Author: Karen B. Rogers
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
Release Date: 2002
Offers parents and teachers advice on how to improve classroom curriculum and experiences for gifted children, discussing how schools can match programs to a student's specific needs, traits, and abilities.
Author: Susan Rakow
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
Release Date: 2005
"Finally . . . finally . . . someone has written a practical and theoretically sound book on educating gifted students in the middle school years."—Jim Delisle, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Education, Kent State University Understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students in middle school offers unique challenges. This book provides practical information about meeting these needs. The author focuses on helping teachers, administrators, and parents to: understand gifted middle school students, implement effective program models, define the role of the gifted teacher, identify best practices for the classroom, and apply curriculum ideas that are effective and research based. The book provides specific guidelines for program and curricular planning. The focus of Educating Gifted Students in Middle Schoolis on creative, practical, and realistic school solutions that create a vital and responsive school community for all students.
Author: James R. Delisle
Publisher: Free Spirit Pub
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Describes six strategies for designing, building, implementing, sustaining, and growing a new or existing gifted program, and includes real-life examples, recommended books and organizations, a glossary, and reproducibles.
A new concept on human diversity has emerged over the past 10 years that promises to revolutionize the way educators provide services to students with special needs: neurodiversity. Just as we celebrate diversity in nature and cultures, so too do we need to honor the diversity of brains among our students who learn, think, and behave differently. In Neurodiversity in the Classroom, best-selling author Thomas Armstrong argues that we should embrace the strengths of such neurodiverse students to help them and their neurotypical peers thrive in school and beyond. This innovative book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. For each category, Armstrong provides an in-depth discussion of * The positive attributes associated with that category, * Acclaimed neurodiverse adults who have excelled in their chosen fields, * Computer programs and applications that allow students with special needs to overcome obstacles and achieve success, * Rich networks of human resources both inside and outside of school that educators can draw upon to support the social and emotional lives of neurodiverse students, * Innovative learning strategies that are tailored to each student's unique strengths, * Future career paths for which a student's particular gifts might be a good fit, * Modifications in the school environment that allow for seamless inclusion of neurodiverse students in the regular classroom, and * Timely information about how to integrate the strategies and assessments for each category with the Common Core State Standards. It's time that we focused on celebrating rather than pathologizing our students with special needs so that they can fully realize their potential in school and life. This practical and thought-provoking book will inspire teachers and administrators everywhere to make sure that all students with special needs get the support and strength-based instruction they deserve.
Author: Gary A. Davis
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
Release Date: 2006
Frankenstein is identified as gifted, while Pinocchio has trouble thinking logically.In this new book, Gary A. Davis, Ph.D., begins each chapter with humorous anecdotes as a gateway to explaining how to cultivate the talents of gifted children. There are noteworthy obstacles to achieving the successful education of gifted and talented students, but they can be overcome. This book, as a college text or a reference for parents, is a valuable tool for doing so.The author's dry humor, combined with useful explanations, will guide parents and educators through an enjoyable learning experience! “Gary Davis manages to combine much important information about gifted programming with his wonderful sense of humor. You will laugh as you learn… a great combination!” -Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D., Director-Psychologist, Family Achievement Clinic “A concise, easy to understand, and very practical explanation of what is meant by the concept of giftedness and how parents and teachers can provide opportunities to develop giftedness in young people.” -Joseph S. Renzulli, Ph.D., Director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
Modern Curriculum for Gifted and Advanced Academic Students addresses the need for advanced curriculum design in an age of national standards and 21st-century learning innovations. The text and its authors work from the assumption that the most advanced learners need a qualitatively different design of learning experiences in order to develop their potential into outstanding achievement, answering the question, "How should we design learning experiences for our most advanced academic students in the foundational curriculum areas?" This book provides the most contemporary thinking about how to design in-depth courses of study in the foundational curriculum areas with a high degree of complexity and advanced content. The book includes chapters articulating specific design components like creative thinking, critical thinking, and authentic research, but also subject-specific chapters in mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies to demonstrate application of those design components.
In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students reach their potential—without major budget implications? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. Practitioners will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development. Digital content features customizable reproducible forms and a PowerPoint presentation designed for in-service training.
Author: Richard M. Cash, Ed.D.
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Advancing Differentiation will lead you through the process of creating a thriving, student-centered, 21st-century classroom. Since its initial publication, the book’s materials have undergone rigorous testing and refinement in classrooms all over the world to deliver the best and most effective differentiation strategies. The strategies in this book will help you: Deeply engage every learner while challenging students to think critically, self-regulate, and direct their own learningSet new roles for student and teacher that encourage learner autonomyEmploy cutting-edge techniques for designing rigorous E4 curriculum (effective, engaging, enriching, and exciting)This revised and updated edition features:A primer on differentiation, which answers the crucial question, Why differentiate at all?Self-assessment surveys, observation forms, and new ideas for increasing proficiency in classroom differentiationWays to address the changing needs of the future workforceMore articulated curriculum design defining the differences between strategies and skills—refining the levels of conceptual knowledge
Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Complete with engaging stories, strategies, activities, and resources, this book is for anyone committed to helping gifted students thrive. Includes online digital content.
Author: C. June Maker
Publisher: Pro Ed
Release Date: 2010
Newly revised to reflect the dynamic changes in our globalized world, the third edition of this text provides practical, relevant information as well as the latest research available to support the principles outlined. This concise book is a valuable guide for classroom teachers, coordinators, and specialists in teaching gifted students. Section I: General Principles of Curriculum Development analyzes the learning environment and delineates three aspects of curriculum: content, process, and product. Section II: Curriculum Development is a step-by-step procedure for development of curriculum. This section includes specific instruction on creating a scope and sequence for your program. Section III: International Perspectives on Education of Gifted Students delves into theories and examples of gifted education from practitioners in diverse cultures. Insight on gifted education comes from 13 countries including Australia, South Korea, Taipei, England, and Turkey.