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Picture of the product101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook
Author - Christine Fonseca

Being identified as gifted means a lot more than being smart. For most kids, it means being good at school, even though you get bored easily. It may also mean that you can figure things out really fast – maybe even faster than your parents or teachers. But being bright also means feeling stressed out. A lot. Peers, the pressures of school, the expectations of parents and the feeling that no one understands you are enough to make most kids wish that the label of giftedness never existed.

That’s where this book comes in. 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Guide is full of the tips kids need to understand and make the most out of the gifted label. Advice and ideas from hundreds of kids just like you fill the pages, giving you everything you need to be a success – at school, with friends and at home.

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids begins with an overview of giftedness that covers what it means to have the gifted label, the characteristics of giftedness and the emotional aspects of being an exceptional learner.

The next three sections discuss specific problems that arise in your unique world, separated into the areas where you spend most of your time – school, friends and family.

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook is a must-read for gifted kids ages 8–12 who want to find success in school and life. If you know gifted kids, they will love the 101 awesome secrets, tips and tricks included in this book!

Chock full of fun suggestions and practical strategies, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids covers topics including bullying, school performance, perfectionism, friendships and sibling rivalries. Fun quizzes, tip sheets and practical suggestions from other gifted kids and pre-teens make this book fun to read and give gifted kids insight into everything they’ve ever wanted to know about being gifted. Proven strategies for dealing with stress management, parents’ and teachers’ expectations, anxiety, cyber-bullying, friendship troubles and more make this the must-have guide for every gifted kid!

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A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners in the English Language Arts

Authors - Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Claire Hughes-Lynch, Todd Kettler and Joyce VanTassel-Baska

A Teacher’s Guide to Using the Common Core States Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners in the English Language Arts provides teachers and administrators a blueprint for differentiating the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts for gifted and advanced students through the use of acceleration, depth, complexity and creativity within and across the year levels. It illustrates the differences between learning experiences for typical and advanced students based on the same standard and provides an array of examples across five of the information text and literary text standards while integrating the other aspects of English teaching and learning. The book highlights implementation features, such as classroom management and assessment of student work, that allow teachers to make data-based decisions about instruction for particular students. It also offers guidance to teachers on reading selections for advanced learners at all year levels.

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Picture of the productAsking Better Questions, Second Edition
Authors - Norah Morgan & Juliana Saxton

Asking Better Questions explores the compelling role of questions in creating a powerful learning environment. The research tells us that the person who asks the question is the active learner, yet too many classrooms still revolve around teacher-generated questions. This revision of a classic teacher resource recognizes that it takes time and diligence to become an effective questioner.

This remarkable book gives teachers the guidance and tools they need to encourage students to ask thoughtful questions and care about the answers. Based on extensive classroom experience, this comprehensive guide:

1. helps teachers understand why questions are so important to teaching and learning
2. suggests an uncomplicated way to classify the questions teachers need to ask in order to acquire information, build understanding, and generate reflection
promotes a simple three-part classification of questions — questions that tap into what is already known; those that build a context for shared understanding; and those that challenge students to think critically and creatively
3. offers models, techniques, and examples that promote better questioning by teachers and students
4. allows for various entry points based on the interests and needs of the classroom teacher

The book recognizes that thinking and feeling are the essential components of a classroom that respects and encourages questions. It is committed to helping teachers ask the appropriate question at the right moment, within the give-and-take of classroom talk and activity. A variety of teaching stances, roles, and situations that will elevate language and encourage divergent thinking are part of this practical handbook.

The first edition of this ground-breaking book earned international recognition in K-12 schools and at faculties of education. A well-thumbed companion for classroom teachers, it has also served as an authentic introduction to the reality of classrooms for students in teacher training programs.

An ideal resource for new and experienced teachers, this timely revision is full of lively examples and practical exercises that have been ""test-driven"" in real classrooms.

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Picture of the productBecoming an Achiever: A Student Guide (Revised and expanded
Becoming an Achiever: A Student Guide (Revised and expanded edition)

Author - Carolyn Coil

You probably know kids at your school who seem to succeed at everything. They always get A's, always know the answer in class, and always get the awards at the end of the school year. Not everyone can succeed at everything, but everyone can become an achiever! There are no secret formulas. It takes some work on your part. The choice is yours. But if you are willing to try, this book will show you how. Discover the seven steps to Becoming an Achiever: Self-confidence, Goal setting, Motivation, Time management and organisation, Study skills, Tests and other assessments, and Dealing with 'The System'.

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Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs

Authors - Michael Matthews, Matthew McBee, D Betsy McCoach & Scott Peters

Seeking a more comprehensive vision for gifted education, this book offers a modern vision of programs and services for gifted and talented students. Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs provides the first comprehensive look at designing and implementing F–12 advanced academic student programs.

Written by four leading experts in the field, Beyond Gifted Education reviews the current range of traditional gifted education practices and policies. Then, the book offers the concerned gifted program coordinator or school administrator a more expansive approach to educating gifted learners. The authors lead readers through the process of identifying needs, responding with programming and then finding students who are well-suited for and would benefit from advanced academic programming.

Detailed examples walk the reader through real-world scenarios and programs common to the F–12 gifted coordinator on topics such as cluster grouping, acceleration and increasing diversity. Throughout the book, connections are made to Common Core State Standards, Response to Intervention and a wealth of outside research in order to support ideas.

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Picture of the productChallenging Australian Curriculum Maths Lessons: Activities
Challenging Australian Curriculum Maths Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Year 7

Authors - James Moroney and Center For Gifted Education

The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics is a framework for F–10 curriculum standards that describe the mathematics skills and concepts students need to develop for success in higher education and the 21st-century workplace. This book from the Center for Gifted Education provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities related to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The 22 lessons cover mathematics content for Year 7, including number and place value, fractions and decimals, patterns and algebra, using units of measurement, shape, and data representation and interpretation. Each lesson follows a predictable structure and includes a teacher page that outlines the content descriptions and mathematical practices covered, estimated time, key terms, materials and objectives. The lessons all contain a challenging activity to allow students to explore the concepts in depth, practice problems and an assessment similar to Australian Curriculum-based year-level standardised assessment.

Lessons in Challenging Australian Curriculum Maths Lessons: Year 7 include

Working With Index Notation and Numerical Expressions
Products of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Independent and Dependent Variables
Recognising Volume as Additive
Representing Measurements on Dot Plots, and more.

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Picture of the productChallenging Minds: Enrichment for Able Adolescents
Author - Lynne Kelly

Would you like your students to be so enthusiastic about the tasks you set that they ask for more? Are you looking for teaching materials containing mind-stretching activities that are interdisciplinary, empower students, encourage independence and do all this with good-humoured grace? Challenging Minds is a thought-provoking, intriguing and tantalising collection of mind stretching challenges for able adolescents that offers all these things.

Each of the fourteen activities involves the highest levels of thinking in Bloom's Revised Taxonomy: Analysing, Creating and/or Evaluating. Metacognition (awareness of one's own thinking) is emphasised throughout. By reflecting on their processing and the success or failure of their strategies, students are empowered to become better thinkers. Rather than focusing on what to learn, the emphasis is on how to learn, helping students develop the tools needed to function successfully in the information age.

Each challenge poses a problem and asks students to formulate a response. All tasks are open in nature and permit a variety of approaches as well as a variety of final reports. For each challenge, there is a guideline to tackling the challenge, and a set of teacher notes. From Challenge 2 onwards, there is a component asking students to consider their own thought processes. This section is headed 'Thinking About Thinking'.

Challenging Minds is the perfect enrichment course for able and advanced students, exposing them to cross-curricular, context-based activities that would not be experienced in the usual subject-based curriculum. It's an ideal way to engage and stimulate your gifted students!

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Picture of the productChallenging Units for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Way Gift
Challenging Units for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think, English

Author - Kenneth Smith

Gifted students have the potential to learn material earlier and faster, to handle more complexity and abstraction, and to solve complex problems better. But this potential needs stimulating experiences from home and school or it will not unfold. The Challenging Units for Gifted Learners series is designed to help teachers provide the stimulating curricula that will nurture this potential in school. The units presented in this series are based on research into how these students actually think differently from their peers and how they use their learning styles and potential not merely to develop intellectual expertise, but to move beyond expertise to the production of new ideas.

The English book includes units that ask students to develop strong personalities for their main characters while writing mysteries, study Freud's psychoanalytic theory and then analyse a classic novel using what they've learned, focus on writing from a specific point of view and increase their appreciation for poetry by studying famous poets.

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Picture of the productCounseling Gifted Students: A Guide for School Counselors
by Susannah Wood and Jean Peterson

Goes beyond academic considerations to address career development and social/emotional concerns.

Created to fill a gap in both counselor education and gifted education, this is the only up-to-date text to provide a concise and practical overview of counseling services designed specifically for gifted and talented students. Grounded in the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model for counseling programs, the book illuminates specific knowledge, awareness, and skills school counselors need to address concerns related not only to academics, but also to social and emotional development of this population.

The text delivers a theoretical and practical overview of gifted and talented education in the US and the responsibilities of school counselors as they pertain to this unique population. Going well beyond the common call to provide academic challenge, the book considers special characteristics of gifted and talented students as it examines the complexities of career development, college readiness, and concerns related to social/emotional development. It discusses how counselors can advocate for gifted students, lead efforts to match programming and needs, and collaborate with school staff and families. Vignettes depicting critical incidents and epitomizing needs are used to illuminate differentiated counseling approaches that support this student population. Each chapter highlights a key concept, and curriculum guidelines and resources for professional development support the text.

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Picture of the productCreative Maths Activities for Able Students: Ideas for Worki
Creative Maths Activities for Able Students: Ideas for Working with Children Aged 11 to 14

Author - Anne Price

This clear and helpful resource provides new and creative ways of providing challenging maths activities for able students. Part A explains the issues and theories surrounding the education of able students and links these to practical, creative examples to be used in the classroom. Part B is packed with useful resources including photocopiable materials, advice on different teaching styles and activities and tasks for individuals and groups or the whole class.

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