2nd Edition

Teacher's Survival Guide Gifted Education, A First-Year Teacher's Introduction to Gifted Learners

    262 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Teacher's Survival Guide: Gifted Education is packed with practical information, up-to-date resources, tips for success, and advice from experts in the field. This updated second edition:

    • Is the perfect introduction to gifted education for beginning and early career educators.
    • Provides field-tested, proven strategies.
    • Is designed to help teachers build their understanding of gifted education and gifted learners.
    • Covers topics essential to gifted education teachers, including identifying giftedness and encouraging creativity.
    • Includes tips for providing resources and opportunities to spur talent development.

    Each chapter features a key question, making the book ideal for an engaging book study, as well as survival tips and a survival toolkit of resources to keep readers on course as they navigate through gifted ed.

    Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 Let’s Start at the Very Beginning: Who Are Gifted Children? Chapter 2 Find Out What You Do First Chapter 3 Building Broad-Based Support for Gifted Education Chapter 4 Don’t Treat Gifted Children Like Wallpaper or Accessories Chapter 5 Recognizing Differences Among Gifted Children Chapter 6 Identifying Gifted Students Chapter 7 Educators as Talent Developers Chapter 8 Maximizing Potential Through Social and Emotional Understanding and Support Chapter 9 Acceleration: Accommodating a Different Pace for Learning Chapter 10 Making Differentiation Defensible Chapter 11 Preassessing in Order to Teach What Students Don’t Already Know Chapter 12 Strategies to Light the Fire of Learning Chapter 13 Strategies to Differentiate Instruction Chapter 14 Excellence: An Important Yet Elusive Goal in Schools Chapter 15 A Tough Choice for Some: An “A” Today or Preparation to Be Successful Tomorrow Chapter 16 Encourage Creativity: The Edge for the Future Chapter 17 Nurturing Leaders: A Necessity, Not an Option Chapter 18 Creating a Gold Standard School and District Chapter 19 Working With All Special Area Teachers as the Gifted Child’s Best Resources Chapter 20 Opportunities Galore Chapter 21 Unlocking Considerations That Often Mask Giftedness Chapter 22 Book Studies for Teacher’s Survival Guide: Gifted Education Concluding Thoughts References Appendix: Top 20 Principles From Psychology About the Authors


    Julia Link Roberts, Ph.D., is the Mahurin Professor in Gifted Studies and director and founder of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Roberts was named a Distinguished Professor at Western Kentucky University and was honored as the first recipient of the National Association for Gifted Children David W. Belin Advocacy Award.

    She was also named Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Studies and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

    Julia Roberts Boggess is an elementary librarian at Pearre Creek Elementary School in Williamson County, TN. She has taught in the primary grades and has been a gifted resource teacher. In 2008, Mrs. Boggess was awarded an $8,000 Jenny's Heroes grant from the Jenny Jones Foundation. She has taught drama and literature to elementary and middle school students in Saturday and summer programs offered by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. Mrs. Boggess earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in elementary education with an endorsement in gifted education, and a master's degree in library media education at Western Kentucky University. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Mark, and her delightful daughter, Claire.

    Thoroughly 'user friendly' in commentary, organization and presentation, Teacher's Survival Guide: Gifted Education is an extraordinary and impressively useful DIY addition to personal, professional, school district, college, and university library Teacher Education collections.,Midwest Book Review, 10/15/20