Gifted and Talented Children 4 11

Author: Christine MacIntyre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113403931X
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Can you recognize and tell the difference between gifted and talented children? Do you know how to provide the support they need? Responding directly to current thinking in education, this book raises practitioners’ expectations, and shows you how to identify children in your class as gifted and talented. Christine Macintyre addresses the nature/nurture debate in relation to gifted and talented children, and discusses related topics such as the norms of development and domains of learning. Essential reading for all primary teachers and teaching assistants, this fascinating book is full of practical suggestions enabling you to: recognise the innate nature of giftedness provide the teaching required for talent to emerge understand the experiences of gifted and talented children develop activities to challenge and encourage your gifted and talented children to widen their repertoire of skills and abilities A chapter on neurological development is included to confront questions such as "what is it that enables children to do well", and even "Is there a gene for genius?" Contrasting and conflicting answers are shared and debated. Finally, the issue of gifted and talented children with a learning difference/disability is raised and examples are given of how this ASD (asynchronous development) can hinder the recognition of gifts and talents in these children.

Gifted Children

Author: Kate Distin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425073
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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.

The Primary English Encyclopedia

Author: Margaret Mallett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415451035
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A comprehensive reference book explaining key concepts, ideas and current requirements in primary English, this encyclopedia has been revised for the third edition to take into account the new Primary National Strategy. It contains over 600 entries.

Teaching Able Gifted and Talented Children

Author: Clive Tunnicliffe
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412947677
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Clive Tunnicliffe offers a vision of provision for able, gifted and talented (AG&T) learners within the context of Every Child Matters (ECM) legislation and the drive to achieve personalised learning. Providing a clear and concise summary of an increasingly important area of educational provision, this book offers the right balance of theory and practical strategies. There is advice on: - developing a whole school policy for AG&T provision - defining and identifying AG&T learners - strategies to use in the classroom - developing critical and creative thinking - out-of-school enrichment activities - supporting AG&T learners - working with parents Each chapter contains a summary of key points, case studies of good practice, great ideas to use with students and Professional Development Activities for staff. This book is short enough to be a quick read, but there is much to whet your appetite for finding out more about this fascinating area of teaching and learning. It is a useful and interesting resource for busy managers, project leaders, classroom practitioners and learning support staff across the primary and secondary age range. Clive Tunnicliffe is an education consultant currently based in China; he had a long career in the UK as a teacher, Local Authority Advisor, National Strategy Manager and Director of Publications for NACE.

Raising the Achievement of All Pupils Within an Inclusive Setting

Author: Belle Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135264899
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Schools everywhere are concerned with raising standards according to government requirements, particularly for those pupils who could be termed 'more able'. The key challenges revolve around government initiatives such as Every Child Matters, independent learning, inclusion and differentiation, thus making learning effective and successful for all pupils. The authors of this highly engaging book carried out extensive analysis of 12 key schools, selected for their representation of common challenging educational circumstances including working with children from: Multi-lingual and multi-ethnic communities Low socio-economic and disadvantaged communities Small rural schools and big inner city communities Schools with high levels of special educational needs All the case-study schools subscribe to the educational ethos of creating an environment for all pupils to discover their gifts and talents, and the authors show clearly how these findings can be applied in any school. Raising the Achievement of All Pupils Within an Inclusive Setting describes the strategies that have been developed to provide equal opportunities for all pupils, whilst accommodating different individual needs and rates of development. A major focus is on identifying and resolving underachievement in schools. Drawing upon intensive interviews with staff, pupils, parents and governors, the authors provide practical guidance for successfully raising motivation, achievement and educational standards in any school environment. Teachers, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinators and school leaders seeking guidance and inspiration from real-life schools will benefit from the down-to-earth, achievable advice offered in this book.

Additional Educational Needs

Author: Sue Soan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136803548
Format: PDF
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Teaching a class of learners with many different additional educational needs can be challenging to the extreme. Based on the latest national legislation and the importance of achieving 'inclusive communities' within schools, this book provides succinct and practical information on working with children with a full range of additional educational needs. This book: covers unfamiliar areas beyond the typical SEN spectrum - such as gifted and talented, bilingual learners and supporting children in care appropriate for every key stage and educational setting includes case studies, discussion questions and key issues to help develop reflective practice Makes close links with the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) standards. Accessible and user-friendly, this book will be essential reading for all students of education – including teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers – on a range of learning support courses (Foundation Degree, BA QTS and PGCE).

Meeting the Needs of Your Most Able Pupils History

Author: Steve Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135396280
Format: PDF, ePub
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Meeting the Needs of Your Most Able Pupils: History provides specific guidance on: recognising high ability and potential planning, differentiation, extension and enrichment in Histpry teacher questioning skills support for more able pupils with special educational needs (dyslexia, ADHD, sensory impairment) homework recording and assessment beyond the classroom: visits, competitions, summer schools, masterclasses, links with universities, businesses and other organisations. The book includes comprehensive appendices with linked resources available online that feature: lesson plans and examples of activities high ability checklist information on coaching guidance on auditing provision for more able pupils. This book is an essential resource for secondary teachers, subject heads of departments, leading teachers for G&T Education (gifted and talented co-ordinators), SENCos and LA advisers.

Supporting Inclusive Practice

Author: Gianna Knowles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136756914
Format: PDF
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Written to support all teaching and learning staff in developing good inclusive practice, this book provides knowledge and understanding about a range of inclusion issues such as what an inclusive school might look like and practical guidance on supporting the development of such a school. It also explores issues surrounding: ethnicity gender english as an Additional Language (EAL) gifted and talented children pre-school provision. Encouraging reflection, discussion and debate throughout, this book is perfectly pitched for all teaching assistants pursuing either Foundation Degree awards or HLTA status. It is also highly relevant for students of Initial Teacher Education and Early Childhood Studies.