3rd Edition

Educating Gifted Students in Middle School A Practical Guide

By Susan Rakow Copyright 2020
    392 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Educating Gifted Students in Middle School: A Practical Guide (3rd ed.) helps educators with the challenging task of understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students in middle school. This revised and updated third edition:

    • Provides a rationale and framework that middle schools can use to fill the service gap for gifted and advanced learners.
    • Addresses the needs of learners from diverse backgrounds.
    • Shows how to implement effective program models.
    • Identifies best practices for the classroom.
    • Shares research-based curriculum models.

    Topics addressed include school organization, instructional strategies in the basic subject areas, cocurricular and summer programs, the missing link of executive function skills, and counseling at-risk gifted learners. Educating Gifted Students in Middle School focuses on creative, practical, and realistic school solutions that create a vital and responsive community for all students.

    Acknowledgments Preface to the Third Edition CHAPTER 1 Nature and Needs of Gifted Middle School Students CHAPTER 2 Diverse Populations of Gifted Learners CHAPTER 3 Anxiety, Depression, Underachievement, and Executive Function Skills CHAPTER 4 Special Notes for Gifted Intervention Specialists, Counselors, and Administrators CHAPTER 5 National Reform Movements and Trends CHAPTER 6 Organizational Structures and Program Models: Developing a Continuum of Services CHAPTER 7 Curricular and Instructional Strategies CHAPTER 8 Differentiating Instruction: A Supplement to, Not a Substitute for, Gifted Programming CHAPTER 9 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math CHAPTER 10 Focus on the Humanities: The Arts, Social Studies, and Literacy CHAPTER 11 Outside the Box: Competitions, Summer Programs, and More References APPENDIX A NMSA/NAGC Joint Position Statement APPENDIX B Curriculum Review Checklist APPENDIX C Sycamore School Middle School Reading Strategies and Skills About the Author


    Susan Rakow, Ph.D., LPCC, is currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in work with gifted children/teens and families at the Family Achievement Clinic directed by Dr. Sylvia Rimm.

    Dr. Susan Rakow's 3rd Edition of Educating Gifted Students in Middle School is a “must have” guide for educators, counselors and parents of middle school students. The author brings her practical experience teaching and counseling gifted students together with evidence-based research to provide practical strategies that readers will find enlightening, useful and effective.,Sylvia Rimm,Family Achievment Clinic, 7/22/20
    An exceptionally well written, organized and presented textbook, this new third edition of Educating Gifted Students in Middle School: A Practical Guide is unreservedly recommended for school district, college, and university library Teacher Education reference collections in general, and Gifted Education supplemental curriculum studies lists in particular.,James A. Cox,Midwest Book Review, 8/17/20
    Each chapter deals with a topic that these educators are more than likely to experience in a school setting, the issues and topics faced by students in everyday life, and the goals and challenges that each gifted student encounters in school and in their community. Rakow also goes beyond that to show educators what trends are coming into schools and how to plan for these coming trends.,Lewie Dunn,Georgia Military College, 8/25/20