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Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents

Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

March 2014 | 120 pages | Corwin
Students who are gifted and/or talented are known more for their contributions and potential contributions than any other group of students. Meeting the educational needs of these students, however, can be a tremendous challenge for those who teach them. In Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents, Bob Algozzine and Jim Ysseldyke offer educators helpful information for identifying gifted and talented students, and present effective approaches - enrichment and acceleration - to ensure that these exceptional students are constantly challenged and engaged.

Highlights include:

o A pre-test and post-test to help readers assess their understanding of giftedness and how the needs of gifted and talented students are best addressed

o Cognitive, academic, communicational, physical, and behavioural characteristics that are associated with high-ability learners

o Effective approaches and activities to keep gifted and talented students motivated and reaching ever-higher levels of achievement

o Key vocabulary terms

About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
About the Authors
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents
1.Which Students Do We Consider Gifted and/or Talented?
Federal Legislation

Varying State Definitions

Identification of Students With Gifts and Talents

2.What Characteristics Are Associated With Gifts and Talents?





3.What Should Every Teacher Know About Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents?
Enrichment Tactics

Acceleration Tactics

4.What Trends or Issues Influence How We Teach Students With Gifts and Talents?
The Evolving Concept of Giftedness

Moving Beyond Intelligence Tests

Tips for Teachers

5.Gifts and Talents in Perspective
6. What Have We Learned?
Key Points

Key Vocabulary

Self-Assessment II

Answer Key for Self-Assessments

On Your Own





Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series


Chapter 1

Bob Algozzine

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and... More About Author

James Ysseldyke

Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe. ... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412939065