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Now in its Second Edition, Introduction to Gifted Education presents a well-researched yet accessible introduction to gifted education, focusing on equity and supporting diverse learners.
Raising Twice-Exceptional Children provides you with a roadmap to understand the complex makeup of your "gifted-plus," or twice-exceptional, child or teen. The book helps you understand your child's diagnosis, meet their social-emotional needs, build self-regulation skills and goal setting, and teach self-advocacy.
Guiding Gifted Students With Engaging Books supports teachers and counselors in facilitating book discussions designed to guide bright young people to self-understanding through high-quality literature.
As classrooms become more diverse, it is increasingly important that students learn how to empathize with others who may come from very different backgrounds. Teaching Empathy:
Raising happy, successful children is a goal of every parent of gifted children. In On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children, the nation''s leading authority on the psychology of gifted children offers advice and encouragement for both parents and teachers. In a thoughtful, conversational style, the author offers an in-depth look at the complex social and emotional issues faced by gifted children. This revised and updated fifth edition of the popular text contains more than 12 new chapters.On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children tackles important and timely issues dealing with the social and emotional needs of today''s gifted children, including who gifted children are and what giftedness means; how parents, teachers, and counselors can guide gifted children; the issues facing gifted students in the 21st century, such as technology and terrorism; and how the education of gifted children can adapt for the future. This concise, sensitive look at gifted children and their social and emotional world offers unique insights for both teachers and parents who support these special children.
Math Bafflers requires students to use creativity, critical thinking, and logical reasoning to perform a variety of operations and practice skills that align with state and national math standards. The book covers real-life situations requiring math skills, such as distance, liquid measures, money, time, weight, sequencing, comparison, age, area, and percentages, along with operations such as fractions, exponents, algebra, place value, and number lines. Students will make hypotheses, organize information, draw conclusions, and use syllogistic thinking. Teachers can feel confident that they are providing challenges and reinforcing important skills in a format that students enjoy! Math Bafflers builds essential critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills; develops logical thinking in a fun format; uses relevant, real-life mathematical situations; and provides opportunities for differentiation. Grades 3-5
Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom: Grades 3-5 explains how to keep inquiry at the heart of mathematics teaching. This book outlines basic teaching strategies, such as questioning and exploration of concepts.
CSI Expert!: Forensic Science for Kids includes more than 25 in-depth activities on fingerprinting, evidence collection, blood-stain identification, forensic careers, ballistics, and much more.
What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination?The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues.
In this book, the follow-up to the best-sellingPhilosophy for Kids, Dr. David White delves deeper into the philosophical questions kids (and adults) care about deeply. Through vibrant discussions and debate, the book offers ways teachers can help students grapple with age-old questions about the nature of friendship (Aristotle), time (Augustine), knowledge (Plato), existence of God (Aquinas), perception (Berkeley), freedom and society (Rousseau), and many more.The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 presents primary source readings that will encourage discussion and debate; Part 2 offers easy-to-use activities that focus on the direct application of philosophy to areas such as critical thinking, language, and the arts; and Part 3 offers a unique perspective just for teachersΓÇöa philosophical look at how teachers can become more reflective philosophers themselves. This is an excellent teachers'' handbook for using advanced philosophy in the classroom.Grades 7-12
Open your students' minds to the wonders of philosophy with these exciting activities that can be used individually or by the whole class. Each activity appears in the discussion of a question¿40 questions in all¿that will captivate the interests of young students. Grades 4-12
Parenting Bright Kids With Autism discusses the frustrations, the diagnoses, the challenges, and the joys as parents help their gifted children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) thrive in school and at home.
Gifted students can exhibit extreme variance in both their abilities and their interests, yet they are often treated within schools as one homogeneous, specialized population. Personalized Learning in Gifted Education helps educators strengthen their differentiation of both instruction and services for advanced students.
This book will teach your students an exciting and powerful problem-solving method from start to finish (includes 30 reproducible classroom activities). Students will learn to work together and individually to find appropriate and unique solutions to real-world problems by using this tested method. Grades 2-8
Take Control of OCD: A Kid''s Guide to Conquering Anxiety and Managing OCD is a must-have guide for kids and teens ages 10-16 with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to help them take control and use their strengths to find success in school and in life. This fully updated second edition:Uses a cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure/response prevention method to stress gradual exposure to obsessive thinking patterns.Provides a step-by-step ladder-based process to help readers conquer their fears and demolish their worries.Helps kids change their obsessive thoughts, tolerate uncertainty, and develop positive self-talk and stress management.Also helps kids advocate for their needs in school and build successful relaxation procedures.Includes workbook-style pages for readers to complete.By interviewing kids with OCD from across the country, the author offers tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, by students just like them. Readers will find themselves in this book, as it normalizes and validates the often hidden and undisclosed thoughts, urges, and images, and accompanying rituals and compulsions that so many children and teens with OCD struggle with.Ages 10-16
Classroom Management for Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Students Using Functional Behavior Assessment assists educators in understanding how to identify and target behaviors that influence the success of students and daily classroom instruction. Each module:Provides case studies with examples of the concepts being taught.Includes presentations, interactive graphic organizers, and small-group problem-solving activities.Offers self-assessments and resources for developing interventions.May be used within a university course, a series of workshops, or professional teacher learning communities.Uses functional behavior assessment (FBA), a successful research-based approach to behavioral interventions.Using this book, teachers can learn to manage student behavior and implement differentiation in the classroom.
Teacher''s Survival Guide: Gifted Education is packed with practical information, up-to-date resources, tips for success, and advice from experts in the field. This updated second edition:Is the perfect introduction to gifted education for beginning and early career educators.Provides field-tested, proven strategies.Is designed to help teachers build their understanding of gifted education and gifted learners.Covers topics essential to gifted education teachers, including identifying giftedness and encouraging creativity.Includes tips for providing resources and opportunities to spur talent development.Each chapter features a key question, making the book ideal for an engaging book study, as well as survival tips and a survival toolkit of resources to keep readers on course as they navigate through gifted ed.
Growing Up Green allows young students (grades K-2) to build critical and creative thinking skills, while also improving skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The book:Includes 10 problem-based investigations that explore sustainability and environmental concerns.Covers topics such as reducing one''s carbon footprint, developing green manufacturing processes, initiating a recycling program, and more.Is perfect for general education classrooms, single- or multi-grade gifted classrooms, or pull-out programs.Features crosscurricular connections.Includes a list of apps, websites, and books that can be used to increase students'' understanding and curiosity.Each investigation includes comprehensive teacher instructions, ideas for differentiation, hands-on student activities, reproducible student resources, reflection opportunities, and assessment options. The engaging investigations guide learners through the process of identifying problems, developing research questions, gathering and analyzing data, developing possible solutions, and disseminating information to others.Grades K-2
Conceptual Frameworks for Giftedness and Talent Development explores current and enduring theories and comprehensive models of giftedness and talent development. Each chapter:Includes a description of the model, theory, or framework.Shares the most important implications of each model, including underrepresentation and social justice issues.Includes discussion questions for use with students and professionals.The editors also consider common issues across conceptual frameworks, such as the degree to which achievement defines giftedness, the goal of gifted education, and the role of psychosocial factors. This is a comprehensive reference for scholars and practitioners in the field, as well as those studying at the graduate level.
Brain-Based Learning With Gifted Students combines relevant research in neuroscience with engaging activities for gifted elementary students in grades 3-6. This book:Teaches how development and learning processes happen in the brain.Helps students and teachers explore specific brain-based concepts together.Includes a concise research overview on why each concept works and matters.Offers extension ideas to deepen the activities and strategies for applying each concept to other content areas.Aligns to gifted programming standards.Through the lessons in this book, students will learn how to cultivate curiosity, neuroplasticity, metacognition, empathy, and well-being. Grounded in research on the latest findings in neuroscience, this book empowers gifted education teachers with relevant information on brain-based learning.Grades 3-6
This updated third edition of Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners:
Spanning the time period from 750 CE to the present day, Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History (Vol. 2) focuses on creating global connections between people and places using primary sources in standards-based lessons. With sections on the world in transition, the era of revolutions, imperialism and global war, and the modern world, this book provides teachers with inquiry-based, ready-to-use lessons that can be adapted to any classroom and that encourage students to take part in the learning process by reading and thinking like historians. Each section contains chapters that correspond to the scope and sequence of most world history textbooks. Each inquiry lesson begins with an essential question and connections to content and literacy standards, followed by primary source excerpts or links to those sources. Lessons include step-by-step directions, incorporate a variety of literacy strategies, and require students to make a hypothesis using evidence from the texts they have read. Grades 7-10
This quick reference guide provides educators with an easy-to-read overview of differentiation strategies, such as extension menus, independent study, flexible grouping, and more. The guide includes descriptions of each strategy, how to use it in the classroom, how it serves students, and tips and techniques for making it your own. The strategies included stimulate higher level thinking and ensure that each student''s learning needs are met. With its concise format, this guide is perfect for educators new to differentiation or those looking for an at-a-glance review of major components.
The best-selling Differentiating Instruction With Menus series has helped teachers nationwide differentiate instruction for their high-ability learners with easy-to-use menus and exciting tools to challenge and reach gifted and advanced students in the classroom. Each book includes an updated, student-friendly rubric that can assess different types of products, free choice proposal forms to encourage independent study, and new and favorite challenging menus to meet the needs of these diverse higher level learners. Readers will also be able to save time by using updated guidelines that reflect changes in technology for each of the products included in the menus and find direct alignment with standards approved in recent years. Topics addressed in Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Language Arts (Grades 6-8, 2nd ed.) include genres, writing skills, and mechanics.Grades 6-8
Addressing the needs of academically advanced young adolescents in reading is a tall order. Advanced Reading Instruction in Middle School offers teachers a structured process for guiding students in preparing for collaborative discussions about books.