Strength-Based Goal Setting in Gifted Education
Addressing Social-Emotional Awareness, Self-Advocacy, and Underachievement in Gifted Education
This must-have resource provides you with the tools needed to implement a strength-based approach for leading gifted and high-potential learners to Purposeful Empowerment in Goal Setting (PEGS).
Expertly developed from Gagné’s (2021) DMGT Talent Development Model, PEGS incorporates self-regulation, self-reflection, and self-advocacy strategies into the goal-setting process for gifted and high-potential learners. Whether setting goals to address underachievement, twice-exceptional needs, or current or future aspirations, this book provides the guidelines and resources necessary to empower gifted learners to develop student agency and gain key insights into how their own social-emotional awareness impacts effective goal-setting.
Gifted specialists, school counselors, classroom teachers, and academic coaches will find the ready-to-use forms, resources, tools, and strategies provided in this text an invaluable contribution toward their mission to guide and empower gifted and high-potential learners in the goal-setting and goal-achieving process.
Table of Contents
1. Foundations of Successful Goal Setting 2. Student Agency as a Driving Force 3. Purposeful Empowerment in Goal Setting: An Overview 4. Identifying the Needs of the Student 5. Know Thyself: The First Stage of Goal Development 6. Express Thyself: The Second Stage of Goal Development 7. Apply Thyself: The Third Stage of Goal Development 8. Implementing Purposeful Empowerment in Goal Setting 9. Goal Setting in High School and Beyond 10. Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Vicki Phelps, Ed.D is an Assistant Professor of Education at Milligan University. She is the recipient of the 2021 NAGC Book of the Year Award (with Emily Mofield) for Collaboration, Coteaching, and Coaching in Gifted Education. She has been involved in gifted education for 25 years and enjoys providing professional learning and consultation services to districts seeking to improve gifted practice.
Karah Lewis is the Lead Consulting Teacher for Gifted Education and the county-wide Gifted Consultant for high school students in Sumner County, TN. She has over 15 years of experience in the classroom and enjoys developing curriculum and strategies to support gifted students and providing professional learning opportunities for teachers.