Can you recognize and tell the difference between gifted and talented children? Do you know how to provide the support they need? Responding directly to current thinking in education, this book raises practitioners’ expectations, and shows you how to identify children in your class as gifted and talented. Christine Macintyre addresses the nature/nurture debate in relation to gifted and talented children, and discusses related topics such as the norms of development and domains of learning. Essential reading for all primary teachers and teaching assistants, this fascinating book is full of practical suggestions enabling you to: recognise the innate nature of giftedness provide the teaching required for talent to emerge understand the experiences of gifted and talented children develop activities to challenge and encourage your gifted and talented children to widen their repertoire of skills and abilities A chapter on neurological development is included to confront questions such as "what is it that enables children to do well", and even "Is there a gene for genius?" Contrasting and conflicting answers are shared and debated. Finally, the issue of gifted and talented children with a learning difference/disability is raised and examples are given of how this ASD (asynchronous development) can hinder the recognition of gifts and talents in these children.
Examines the history of special education by categorical areas (for example, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders). This title includes chapters on the changing philosophy related to educating students with exceptionalities as well as a history of legal and legislation content concerned with special education.
These books provide a constructive, highly accessible and, above all, practical introduction to the teaching of Geography and History in early years and primary settings. In particular, they prepare initial teacher training students to meet government requirements for entry into the teaching profession. These are comprehensive guides to: o Geographical and historical knowledge and understandingo Planning, teaching and class managemento Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountabilityo General professional requirements>
'This is an excellent book which is organised for teachers, heads of schools, and those specifically involved with very able youngsters. Many ideas are provided in this book for teachers to follow in order to render their professional expertise appropriate for helping youngsters with high ability' - Dr L. F. Lowenstein, Educational, Clinical and Forensic Psychological Consultant Using ideas that have been tried and tested in the classroom, this book takes a whole school approach to providing appropriate challenge and support for gifted and talented pupils in an inclusive educational setting. Packed with practical ideas for meeting the needs of gifted pupils and containing plenty of case studies that show what can be achieved, this book also provides advice on: " Defining and Identifying giftedness and talent; " Strategies for resolving underachievement by gifted and talented pupils; " Dual exceptionality and removing barriers to attainment; " support strategies for gifted and talented pupils (in schools and in LEAs); " different teaching and learning strategies, such as differentiation and enrichment; " devising a tailored curriculum to meet the needs of individual able pupils. Gifted and Talented Co-ordinators, class teachers, LEA Advisers and Learning Support Teachers looking for a whole-school approach to helping more able pupils develop their abilities to the fullest potential will find this book invaluable.
Focusing on teaching students with communication disorders, the authors offer practical teaching strategies and provide brief definitions, indicators, and behaviors associated with speech and language disorders.
Most of the parents and teachers often assume that career planning for gifted and talented children will take care of itself. But evidence is mounting to show that the path from education to career is not always smooth for them, and it may be further complicated by sociol-emotional problems that gifted children often face. Thus, there is an urgent need for parents to properly plan career options for their children in advance. But how? This book offers some easy tips.
These activities are designed to appeal to all learning styles, with particular emphasis on kinaesthetic and visual learners. The tasks have been specifically designed to stimulate children's imaginations and bring out the creative element in every child, whilst providing opportunities to use and apply language and numeracy skills.
This title highlights aspects of progression and continuity in the teaching of English across the Foundation and Primary years and encourages readers to develop an understanding of key principles and the confidence to apply these appropriately to their classroom practice.
Open-ended activities to develop students’ creative and critical thinking skills. Gifted children are not the only ones who will benefit from this book! All children will thoroughly enjoy these activities. Some of the activities can be last for days, others such as the brainteaser section can be used for a quick warm-up to spark interest and excite the brain. Activities linked to Bloom’s taxonomy.
INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES, AND PRACTICE, Sixth Edition, is a comprehensive special education resource book that provides essential information on a variety of early childhood learning disabilities, as well as strategies for including children with these special needs in regular educational settings. The author provides students with a solid grounding in theory and research, as well as practical guidelines, real-world vignettes, and hands-on program planning assistance to prepare them to integrate children with learning disabilities into their classrooms. Updated throughout, this edition also introduces videos that are available for viewing at the Early Childhood Education Media Library, allowing students to see text concepts brought to life in real classroom settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Formerly titled Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works, this double award-winning book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child's abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. This book provides imperative information on testing considerations, curriculum, successful programs, and planning your child's education. It is truly an essential guide.
More than a quarter of a century ago, Joan Freeman began this study of 210 children, comparing the recognized gifted, the unrecognized gifted and their classmates. This book: describes what happened to them and their families as they grew up and coped with their different circumstances. It also looks at the problems they faced, often described in their own words and contains personal details from in-depth interviews in homes and schools all over Britain, which are at times startling and sometimes depressing. It lays to rest many myths about the development of gifted children. The book offers insights into the special situations of the gifted and points out much needed changes in their care and education. It is not only important for their own fulfillment and happiness, but for the future of society.
The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.
Whether you are beginning a teacher-training course or embarking on a career in teaching, this introductory textbook provides comprehensive information on how to meet the standards for effective teaching in early years and primary settings.