Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education

Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education

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For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Readerseries brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Teaching Strategies in Gifted Educationoffers practical advice about teaching gifted kids. This book offers specific teaching strategies such as divergent-thinking instruction and independent study. The book also covers differentiated curriculum, classroom management, dealing with underachievement, and professional development and total school improvement. In implementing a differentiated curriculum, the authors recommend a variety of grouping arrangements and school or classroom management strategies. Strategies including counseling, the Trifocal Model, an integrated systems approach, behavioral contracts, and motivating activities are suggested for gifted students. Implementation of a quality differentiated curriculum depends on quality teachers.Special Opportunities at the elementary level may include activities such as Math Olympiads, National Language Arts Olympiad, Stock Market Game, News Bowl USA, and other activities based on studentsa#39; needs and interests. The thirdanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education
Author:Susan K. Johnsen, James Kendrick
Publisher:PRUFROCK PRESS INC. - 2005


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