Educating Gifted Students in Middle School

Author: Susan Rakow
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593636982
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Understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students in middle school offers unique challenges. This newly revised and expanded second edition of "Educating Gifted Students in Middle School" updates the practical information about meeting these needs offered in the award-winning 2004 edition. A new chapter on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) areas as well as a completely revised chapter on English/language arts for gifted and advanced learners in the middle grades are key components of the new edition. The impact of current reform movements, Response to Intervention, new relevant research, updated information on middle school boys and other special populations, changing middle grade configurations, and 21st century skills are added to the already thorough discussions of the first edition. Resources, references, and suggested curriculum materials have all been updated. The focus of this second edition continues to be 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. "Educating Gifted Students in Middle School" focuses on creative, practical, and realistic school solutions that create a vital and responsive school community for all students.

Helping Gifted Children Soar

Author: Carol Ann Strip
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707413
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A guide to the many issues gifted children face that offers parents and teachers advice on identifying gifted children, helping them get the most of classroom programs, forming parent support groups, meeting social and emotional needs, and choosing the appropriate curriculum.

Identifying Gifted Students

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593630034
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Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guideoffers up-to-date information for building an effective, defensible identification process. It acts as a hands-on, research-based guide for identifying gifted and talented children. Designed for practicing professionals such as teachers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators who must make decisions daily about identifying and serving gifted and talented students, this book acts as a handbook for establishing procedures that are effective in identifying gifted and talented students from diverse backgrounds. Topics include: definitions, models, and characteristics of gifted students; qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment; culturally fair and nonbiased assessment; a complete summary of all major assessment instruments, including scoring information, reliability, norming information, and validity; making decisions about placement; and evaluating the effectiveness of identification procedures. This book should be very helpful to practitioners in establishing procedures that are effective in identifying gifted and talented students.

Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631707
Format: PDF
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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.

Math Education for Gifted Students

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631669
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For the first time, the "Gifted Child Today Reader" series brings together the best articles published in "Gifted Child Today," the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in the 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. Given gifted students' accelerated and intuitive thought processes regarding mathematics, teachers need to design differentiated curricula and use strategies that increase the complexity and pace of instruction. The authors provide some specific strategies for both organizing a gifted program and teaching mathematically gifted students in either the general education classroom or in special settings. "Math Education for Gifted Students" offers information about how to differentiate for mathematically gifted students, as well as tried-and-true instructional strategies to employ, including tiered lessons, distance learning, and activities combining architecture and math.

Developing Math Talent

Author: Susan Goodsell Assouline
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631596
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Build student success in math with the only comprehensive parent and teacher guide for developing math talent among advanced learners. The authors, nationally recognized math education experts, offer a focused look at educating gifted and talented students for success in math. More than just a guidebook for educators and parents, this book offers a comprehensive approach to mathematics education for gifted students of elementary or middle school age. The authors provide concrete suggestions for identifying mathematically talented students, tools for instructional planning, and specific programming approaches. Developing Math Talentfeatures topics such as: strategies for identifying mathematically gifted learners, strategies for advocating for gifted children with math talent, how to design a systematic math education program for gifted students, specific curricula and materials that support success, and teaching strategies and approaches that encourage and challenge gifted learners. The book also includes an extensive listing of both print and Internet resources that support math education for talented children. Additionally, the authors include an entire section featuring exemplary sets of challenging math problems for gifted students.

Science Education for Gifted Students

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631677
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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. A differentiated curriculum for gifted science students needs to be organized around basic scientific principles that require more advanced levels of thinking and complex processes. Many of the authors provide units of study and specific lessons that model best practices in teaching science. Science Education for Gifted Studentsbegins with creative ways to engage children in the primary years, thus ensuring that they develop a love of science that will last a lifetime. Subsequent chapters deal with acceleration and enrichment in the sciences, including instructional units on magnetic levitation, integrating science and physical education, and real-world archaeology.

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.

Best Practices in Gifted Education

Author: Ann Robinson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1593634846
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Best Practices in Gifted Education provides concise, up-to-date, research-based advice to educators, administrators, and parents of gifted and talented youth. The 29 practices included in this volume are the result of an extensive examination of educational research on what works with talented youth. This book is a service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (Washington, DC). This designation indicates that this book has been jointly developed with NAGC and that this book passes the highest standards of scholarship, research, and practice. Educational Resource

Barefoot Irreverence

Author: James R. Delisle
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1882664795
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For more than 25 years, Jim Delisle, Ph.D., consistently has been one of the most unique and influential voices in gifted education. Never afraid to question longstanding orthodoxies and speak out on controversial issues, Delisle also is notable for his empathetic and compassionate views on the many difficulties faced by gifted youth. For the first time, his most popular writings from the past two decades have been compiled into one volume. Barefoot Irreverenceis a collection of more than 50 outstanding essays from esteemed publications such as Education Week, Parenting for High Potential, Gifted Child Quarterly, and Roeper Review, as well as his popular "Au Contraire" column in Gifted Child Today. Each article includes a new introduction by the author, and the book also debuts three never before published essays. Always diverse in the breadth of his topics, but consistent in his philosophical outlook, Delisle takes on such crucial issues as standardized testing, differentiation, the theory of Multiple Intelligences, the social and emotional lives of gifted children, character education, and the portrayal of gifted children in the media. Whether tackling heated controversies, offering advice to parents of gifted children, or making suggestions for how teachers can design a respectful classroom, Delisle's experiences as a scholar, classroom teacher, and parent make him one of the most widely read and respected writers in the field of gifted education. Barefoot Irreverenceis the definitive collection of his work and a must-have for anyone involved in educating or parenting gifted children.