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1st Edition

Coaching in Gifted Education
Tools for Building Capacity and Catalyzing Change

  • Available for pre-order on June 16, 2023. Item will ship after July 7, 2023
ISBN 9781032375144
July 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
184 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Gifted students spend most of their time in the regular classroom, yet few general education teachers have the specialized training to address their unique needs. This book provides the structures, processes, and resources needed to facilitate GT (Gifted/Talented) coaching as a means of building capacity among classroom teachers to identify, serve, and teach gifted and high-potential learners.

Guided by best practices and research in professional learning, this resource provides the steps, strategies, and tools needed to create and sustain effective coaching practices designed to maximize access to advanced learning and differentiation throughout a school. Bolstered by downloadable resources, chapters address how to support, stretch, and sustain teachers’ instructional practices through a sequence of co-thinking, co-planning, and reflection that emphasizes ongoing and sustainable professional learning.

Outlining a step-by-step guide for the coaching process, this valuable resource equips gifted and talented coaches with tools to support teachers to meet the needs and reveal talent among gifted and high-potential students through differentiation in the regular education classroom.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Coaching as a Catalyst for Change  2. What is a GT Coach?  3. Coaching Conversations  4. The Coaching Circuit: Set a Purpose  5. The Coaching Circuit: Plan and Act  6. The Coaching Circuit: Reflect  7. Building Collective Capacity for Change  Appendix A: GT Coaching Circuit and Coaching Notes  Appendix B: Coaching Scenario  Appendix C: GT Toolkit of Strategies and Thinking Models  Appendix D: Differentiation Features to "Create the Challenge"  About the Authors

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Emily Mofield, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Lipscomb University, USA. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of gifted education as a teacher, district leader, researcher, assistant professor, consultant, and author, also serving as curriculum studies chair for NAGC.

Vicki Phelps, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education at Milligan University, USA. She has been involved in gifted education for 25 years, including teaching and leading gifted services, opening a gifted magnet school, working as a gifted consultant, and serving in various capacities through NAGC.