Challenging the Gifted Child

Author: Margaret Stevens
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428531
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gifted children are quick on the uptake, can be frustrated by repetition and easily become impatient when unchallenged. Challenging the Gifted Child outlines a tried and tested approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy and value of reading. The author explains the criteria for choosing appropriate reading for the child and describes ways to help deepen their understanding of both literature and language. Using examples from the author's extensive experience, this book encourages the development of independent learning skills and will help parents and educators to create a personalized reading programme for a gifted child at home or small groups of children in school. Photocopiable materials are included, along with samples of reading lists for different age groups. This book provides practical advice for working with advanced young readers and will be an ideal resource for anyone who has responsibility for educating a gifted child.

Gifted Children

Author: Kate Distin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425073
Format: PDF
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Winner of the NAGC Celebrating Gifts and Talents 2007 "Most Important Book" Gold Award Gifted Children is a lively and informative exploration of the mystery of the gifted mind and the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families. The authors give an insight into what is 'normal' for gifted children, acknowledge the difficulties they experience, and offer pointers for parents on how to support them at home, in the interaction with siblings and other family members, and at school. The authors identify self-acceptance and communication with others as key skills for gifted children, whose exceptional abilities in fields ranging from music and maths to linguistics and art are often complicated by poor social skills, dyslexia or other difficulties. This excellent book, written by counsellors who are also parents with first- hand knowledge of living and working with gifted children, is an accessible and positive guide full of constructive advice and encouragement for other parents. It includes practical information such as useful contact details, as well as opportunities for reflection.

Handbook on Personalized Learning for States Districts and Schools

Author: Marilyn Murphy
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681235897
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents new opportunities and greater flexibility in efforts to personalize learning for all children. The Handbook on Personalized Learning for States, Districts, and Schools provides insight and guidance on maximizing that new flexibility. Produced by the Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL), one of seven national content centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this volume suggests how teachers can enhance personalized learning by cultivating relationships with students and their families to better understand a child’s learning and motivation. Personalized learning also encourages the development of students’ metacognitive, social, and emotional competencies, thereby fostering students’ self?direction in their own education, one aimed at mastery of knowledge and skills and readiness for career and college. Chapters address topics across the landscape of personalized learning, including co?designing instruction and learning pathways with students; variation in the time, place, and pace of learning, including flipped and blended classrooms; and using technology to manage and analyze the learning process. The Handbook’s chapters include Action Principles to guide states, districts, and schools in personalizing learning.

Literature Links

Author: Teresa Smith Masiello
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707723
Format: PDF
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Following a section on why literature is important, readers will find teaching units and lesson plans based on titles that are found in Judith Halsted's book, Some of My Best Friends Are Books. The author takes Judith's themes and discussion questions and takes them further into teaching units and activities. This book will blend well with the Accelerated Reading Program, or with any elementary reading program.

Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms

Author: Ann Gadzikowski
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542520
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nearly every early childhood classroom has an exceptionally bright child—from the child who starts reading independently at age three to the child who would rather take apart his tricycle than ride on it. This book's strategies help educators create a richer learning environment where exceptionally bright children are encouraged to learn beyond prescribed curriculum goals. It includes identifiers of exceptionally bright children, ideas to change the pace, level, or method of teaching in response to the needs of individual children, and guidance for working with families. Ann Gadzikowski is the early childhood coordinator at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development.

Raising Gifted Kids

Author: Barbara Schave Klein
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814429914
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Raising an extremely bright child - quick, curious, sensitive, and introspective - is a daunting challenge. Parents need insight into their own motivations (as well as those of their children), and the courage and ability to make tough decisions about their child's development. "Raising Gifted Kids" will help parents understand and cope with the obstacles they face in raising a gifted child, and help them make the best choices for their son's or daughter's growth and happiness.

Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners

Author: Cindy West
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593637453
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide to homeschooling gifted and advanced learners, including curriculum, talent development, college planning, online courses, and tips and strategies for busy parents.

Different Minds

Author: Deirdre V. Lovecky
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029645
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behaviour and relationships at home and at school.