Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use (Free Spirit Professional™) (Paperback)
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Latest edition of the go-to classroom resource since 1992 for reaching and challenging gifted students.
This fourth edition of the “orange bible” brings fresh updates to the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixedabilities classroom—seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The book provides information on:
- Compacting and differentiating skill work and new content
- Extending reading and writing instruction
- Planning curriculum for all students at the same time
- Supporting self-directed independent study
- Supporting curriculum standards and increasing curriculum rigor
- Boosting critical and creative thinking skills
- Using assessments to help students demonstrate what they already know
- Using technology for accelerated learning and to benefit twice-exceptional (2e) students
- Serving gifted kids with special needs
- Managing cluster grouping
About the Author
Susan Winebrenner, M.S., is a full-time consultant in staff development. She presents workshops and seminars nationally and internationally, helping educators translate educational research into classroom practice. Susan is also the coauthor of Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom and The Cluster Grouping Handbook. She lives in San Marcos, California.
Dina Brulles, Ph.D., is a school administrator and the gifted-education director for Arizona’s Paradise Valley Unified School District. She also assists districts throughout the United States in developing gifted-education programs. Other books Dina has coauthored include A Teacher’s Guide to Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning and The Cluster Grouping Handbook. She lives in Peoria, Arizona.
An excellent book for both beginning and veteran teachers . . . [that] contains tons of highly valuable information written in a concise user-friendly format.