This e-book of problems, commentary, and learning materials aims to make calculus accessible to students as young as seven.
In this article, Dr. Kristen R. Stephens discusses the effects of untrue and/or derogatory comments about gifted learners on the education this population receives. She then moves toward discussing solutions, which involve educating teachers so that they, in addition to gaining practical skills, are more empathetic toward the gifted population.
The mission of the Center for Gifted Education Policy is to generate public awareness, advocacy, clinical applications, and cutting-edge research ideas that will enhance the achievement and performance of children and adolescents with special gifts and talents in all domains, including the academic disciplines, the performing arts, sports and the professions.
Child Development Institute was formed in 1999 and has been providing information to parents through its website ever since. The website currently receives over 2 million visitors per year. The website was recommended for parents by the American Psychological Association and Psychology Today during its first year of operation. The site is linked to by thousands of sites including universities, school districts, professional organizations and public agencies.
This article outlines gifted education advocates’ belief that while many educators feel that the common-core standards fall more in line with the pedagogy of gifted education than previous states’ standards, the standards in and of themselves will not be sufficient to challenge a school’s most advanced learners.
The newest edition of this book covers the most exciting schools in the U.S. and Canada, with a new chapter on eco schools, an update on tuition-free schools, and the total low-down on the so-called top-ranked schools. Its goal is to guide students who feel different and/or hyper-intelligent to a college that will challenge, nurture, and inspire them.
This article by Nancy M. Robinson states the unique challenges that gifted students face in their schools, and highlights for needs for special counseling.
Creating Curriculum for Gifted Children is a blog by Mary St. George. She is a gifted education teacher, working with children of preschool and primary school age.
Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says is the definitive reference book for those searching for a summary and evaluation of the literature on giftedness, gifted education, and talent development. The book presents more than 50 summaries of important topics in the field, providing relevant research and a guide to how the research applies to gifted education and the lives of gifted children. This second edition updates every topic with new research and introduces several critically important topics such as cluster grouping, Response to Intervention, programming standards, the Common Core State Standards, educational leadership, and legal issues. This book provides an objective assessment of the available knowledge on each topic, offers guidance in the application of the research, and suggests areas of needed research.
This blog for parents of gifted children is authored by Celi Trépanier, a passionate advocate for gifted students with a vast and varied background in education. She is also the author of the book “Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling.”
These extensive guides written by the Davidson Institute professionals have been specially designed to assist families in finding the most appropriate educational setting for their exceptionally bright child. Through a wide variety of articles and tools, families are guided through a process for implementing their decisions effectively.
The authors, nationally recognized math education experts, offer a focused look at educating gifted and talented students for success in math. More than just a guidebook for educators, this book offers concrete suggestions for identifying mathematically talented students, tools for instructional planning, and specific programming approaches.
Through recognizing the different levels and kinds of giftedness, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter on a specific topic 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 behavior and relationships at home and at school.
Richard M. Cash, Ed.D connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences. Differentiated instruction for gifted and talented students must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice.
Written by Deborah Reber, a mother of a son who is twice exceptional, this book unpacks the challenges that children with neurodifferences and their parents face. She offers 18 paradigm shifts or “tilts” that help parents become exceptional parents to their exceptional children.
With Doing Poorly on Purpose, veteran educator Dr. Jim R. Delisle dispels the negative associations and stereotypes connected to underachievement. By focusing on smart kids who get poor grades—not because they’re unable to do better in school but because they don’t want to—Delisle presents a snapshot of underachievement far from the common perception.
At a time when the U.S. education system consistently lags behind its international peers, Dumbing Down America shows exactly why America can’t keep up by providing a critical look at the nation’s schools through the eyes of the children whose minds are languishing in countless classrooms. Filled with specific examples of how gifted children are being shortchanged by a nation that believes smart kids will succeed on their own, Dumbing Down America packs a powerful message: If we want our nation to prosper, we must pay attention to its most intelligent youth. Author James R. Delisle, PhD., provides a template of what can and must happen in America’s schools if they are to fulfill their mission of educating every child to the fullest potential.
Early Childhood Gifted Education, by Nancy Hertzog, presents an array of strategies that facilitate the growth and development of young gifted children. From creating a literacy-rich environment to affording opportunities for inquiry, the implementation of the strategies presented is sure to empower young children to pursue and develop their gifts and talents.
How well educators manage to adjust the common core to the needs of each student could prove pivotal scholastically, but also politically, as the standards themselves face skepticism in the states. This special report looks at the challenges educators face in adapting the standards for students with disabilities, English-learners, and gifted students.
This article by Julia Osborn is the third in a series of three articles on the processes parents go through in raising an exceptionally gifted child. This article, based on a study of 12 exceptionally gifted students, discusses the experiences of these parents in advocating for appropriate school placement for their children. A list of practical advocacy recommendations is included.
In this 2018 article in the New York Times, Dana Goldstein unpacks the “excellence gap” and how it can be narrowed by changes to elite programs.
Created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, EduTopia is a trusted source shining a spotlight on what works in education. They show people how they can adopt or adapt best practices, and they tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.
Elevated Giftedness provides information and services to parents of gifted students, teachers who have gifted students in their classes, and administration who want help with gifted programming and staff education.
Each week, Aurora Remember Holtzman interviews a gifted, creative, and outside-the-box thinker who embodies what it means to embrace intensity in order to show you how to embrace your life in its fullest. Past guests include Melanie Hayes, Julie Skolnick, and many more.
This book aims to help parents and teachers not only understand why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior, but also to learn specific strategies to teach gifted children how to live with their intensity. Worksheets, tip sheets, and checklists are included to help parents, teachers, and the students themselves learn to cope with the explosive feelings that often accompany giftedness.