A Teacher's Toolbox for Gifted Education 20 Strategies You Can Use Today to Challenge Gifted Students
This book provides busy teachers with an adaptable toolbox of strategies for challenging gifted students that they can immediately put into practice in their classroom, school, or program. Chapters cover everything from makerspaces and project-based learning, to enrichment clubs, mentorships, creative thinking, and more. Each strategy includes an overview, resource guide, description of how it looks in the classroom, and all the information you need to put it into practice. With templates, charts, and links to videos illustrating the tools in action, A Teacher’s Toolbox for Gifted Education is your go-to guide for creative ways to support advanced learners.
Introduction: The secret sauce for teaching gifted students 1. Bulletin Board Enrichment 2. Board Games that Enrich 3. Makerspace 4. Four Corners 5. Enrichment Clubs 6. Bonus Opportunities 7. 20time 8. Mentors/Mentorships 9. Independent Projects 10. Pre-Assessment 11. Performance Assessments 12. STEM Design Challenges 13. Creative Thinking 14. Depth and Complexity 15. Student Choice/Choice Boards 16. Students as Teachers 17. Higher Level Questioning 18. Inquiry Learning 19. Project-Based Learning 20. Differentiated Centers Conclusion: How an expanded toolbox can lead to you being a better teacher