|Becoming 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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|Challenging 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!
No of Pages: 164
Publish Date: 15 April 2013
Regular price: 40.00
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|Counseling 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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|Curriculum Planning & Instructional Design Gifted Learners
Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners :
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ariel Baska
This book, in its third edition, provides practitioners at local and state levels a guide to designing curriculum for the gifted at any level of learning and in any subject area. It addresses the need to differentiate at all levels in the design process, from goals through assessment, and shows how to customise curriculum for advanced learners. Using national standards, such as the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, as the point of departure for design, the authors demonstrate how the differentiation process works and provide products to illustrate its application to curriculum in math, science, social studies and English-language arts. Special-needs gifted learners, such as those who are twice-exceptional, second-language learners, students from poverty and minority students are included as a group for further differentiation and customisation of curriculum and instruction. The book may also be used to provide a curriculum guide for teachers in a master’s program in gifted education or those taking endorsement classes.
No of Pages: 300
Publish Date: 24 April 2020
Regular price: 55.00
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|Differentiation and the Inclusive Classroom: With a Focus on
Differentiation and the Inclusive Classroom: With a Focus on Infusing High-Order Thinking
Author - Michael Pohl
Differentiation may imply many different things to different people in varying contexts. In an inclusive classroom, what students learn may vary; what students do may vary; how they may show understanding may vary; and, finally, how students are assessed may vary.
This book seeks to clarify how teachers may create a positive learning environment for all by providing appropriate levels of challenge for all students and allowing various ways for students to demonstrate understanding. Terminology such as differentiation, inclusive practices, complex thinking tasks and classroom culture of thinking are discussed and clarified. A learning environment is described that provides for challenge, allows for differences and is inclusive of the needs of students that vary in terms of their abilities, strengths, limitations, interests and preferred ways of learning.
Collectively, this book provides a comprehensive overview of how teachers go about creating inclusive classrooms, plan differentiated learning activities, program with a thinking focus and infuse high-order thinking into lesson materials.
No of Pages: 106
Publish Date: 13 June 2012
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|Establishing Pathways to Inclusion
Establishing Pathways to Inclusion
Investigating the Experiences and Outcomes for Students with Special Educational Needs
By Richard Rose, Michael Shevlin
Published February 16, 2021 by Routledge
208 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
Providing a robust understanding of what really works for educators and pupils alike, this book shows how inclusive practices function effectively in schools. Rose and Shevlin identify key factors which can influence successful inclusive practice and examine how schools can establish and implement an agenda for change.
Using a framework for analysing and understanding how students become effective social learners, this book guides readers through sections on context, observed experiences, and the factors for success they highlight, covering topics such as:
The respective attitudes of students, caregivers and teachers
Insights from support staff and school leaders
The social and academic outcomes for pupils with special educational needs
Lessons learned from inclusive practices
Ideal for researchers, lecturers, and advanced students in the field of inclusive education, Establishing Pathways to Inclusion is an important contribution from leading researchers in this vital field of study.
Published February 16, 2021 by Routledge
208 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
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|Exploring Gifted Education
Exploring Gifted Education: Australian and New Zealand Perspectives
by Jennifer L. Jolly & Jane M. Jarvis
Exploring Gifted Education focuses on the most fundamental and pressing topics in gifted education from across Australian and New Zealand contexts and gives particular attention to evidence-based practices and research findings.
The wide variety of topics presented include: identification of gifted learners, creativity, twice-exceptional learners, affective considerations, teaching the gifted, curriculum considerations, programs and services, STEM, early childhood learners, rural and remote contexts, and parents of gifted learners. Each chapter provides guiding questions and key ideas to help orient the reader, and discussion questions synthesise the chapter’s concepts at the conclusion.
The first book of its kind to synthesise research-based findings in gifted education from across New Zealand and Australia, it is an essential reference tool for researchers and a key text for courses in gifted education. Practitioners and parents will also find the assembled research illuminating and informative in understanding and addressing the needs of gifted learners.
Introduction Jane M. Jarvis and Jennifer L. Jolly
Chapter 1. Framing Gifted Education in Australia and New Zealand Roger Moltzen, Jennifer L. Jolly, and Jane M. Jarvis
Chapter 2. Identification of Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Students Jae Yup Jung and Peta Hay
Chapter 3. Creativity and Giftedness Peter Merrotsy
Chapter 4. Gifted Students With Disability: Twice Exceptional Learners Trevor Clark and Catherine Wormald
Chapter 5. Supporting the Affective Needs of Gifted Learners Janna Wardman
Chapter 6. Cultivating Teachers to Work With Gifted Students Leonie Kronborg
Chapter 7. Designing and Adapting Curriculum for Academically Gifted Students Jane M. Jarvis
Chapter 8. School Programs and Strategies for Gifted Learners Lesley Henderson and Tracy Riley
Chapter 9. Giftedness in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics James J. Watters
Chapter 10 Early Childhood Environments and Education Kerry Hodge and Anne Grant
Chapter 11. Gifted Students in Rural and Remote Settings Margaret Plunkett
Chapter 12. Parents and Gifted and Talented Children Jennifer L. Jolly
Chapter 13. Gifted Education in Australia and New Zealand: Reflections and Future Directions Jane M. Jarvis, Jennifer L. Jolly, and Roger Moltzen
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