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Books for Administrators

  • Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide
    Ann Robinson, Bruce Shore, & Donna Enerson, 2007 Prufrock Press
    ISBN: 1-59363-210-X
    Provides concise, up-to-date, research-based advice to educators, administrators, and parents of gifted and talented youth. The 29 practices included in this volume are the result of an extensive examination of educational research on what works with talented youth. The interest in culturally diverse and low-income learners, the means to identify talents and the need for curriculum that appropriately challenges high-ability youth constitute just a few of the 29 practices.

  • Re-forming Gifted Education: Matching the Program to the Child
    Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D., 2002, Great Potential Press
    ISBN: 0-910707-46-4
    From her analysis of research that spans a full century, Dr. Rogers presents information in an easily understood format on various types of giftedness, as well as options for school enrichment and acceleration. She reports the effectiveness for each option according to the research. From her years of experience consulting with schools, she shows parents and teachers practical ways to design ongoing programs that best meet the needs of bright children.

  • Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students from Diverse Backgrounds
    Jaime Castellano, 2002, Pearson Allyn & Bacon
    ISBN: 0205359582
    Thinkers within the field and without are questioning the practice of gifted education, the theoretical foundations on which this practice rests, and even the value and legitimacy of the concept of giftedness. This fresh and provocative volume contains essays by leading thinkers on gifted education and by writers outside the field who have examined it critically.

 

Books for Educators

  • Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide
    Ann Robinson, Bruce Shore, & Donna Enerson, 2007 Prufrock Press
    ISBN: 1-59363-210-X
    Provides concise, up-to-date, research-based advice to educators, administrators, and parents of gifted and talented youth. The 29 practices included in this volume are the result of an extensive examination of educational research on what works with talented youth. The interest in culturally diverse and low-income learners, the means to identify talents and the need for curriculum that appropriately challenges high-ability youth constitute just a few of the 29 practices.

  • Re-forming Gifted Education: Matching the Program to the Child 
    Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D., 2002, Great Potential Press
    ISBN: 0-910707-46-4
    From her analysis of research that spans a full century, Dr. Rogers presents information in an easily understood format on various types of giftedness, as well as options for school enrichment and acceleration. She reports the effectiveness for each option according to the research. From her years of experience consulting with schools, she shows parents and teachers practical ways to design ongoing programs that best meet the needs of bright children.

  • Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students from Diverse Backgrounds
    Jaime Castellano, 2002, Pearson Allyn & Bacon
    ISBN: 0205359582
    Thinkers within the field and without are questioning the practice of gifted education, the theoretical foundations on which this practice rests, and even the value and legitimacy of the concept of giftedness. This fresh and provocative volume contains essays by leading thinkers on gifted education and by writers outside the field who have examined it critically.

  • Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use, Revised and Updated 3rd Ed. – book and CD-ROM)
    Susan Winebrenner, 2012, Free Spirit Publishing
    ISBN: 978-1-57542-395-1
    Fully revised and updated for a new generation of educators, this “orange bible” is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom. Designed to support gifted education opportunities already available in your district, it can be used by teachers of all grades and any level of experience.

  • The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners
    Carol Ann Tomlinson, 1999
    ISBN: ISBN 0-087120-342-1
    Carol Ann Tomlinson describes a way of thinking about teaching and learning that will change all aspects of how you approach students and your classroom. She looks to the latest research on learning, education, and change for the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction and why it's so important to today's children. Yet she offers more than theory, filling the pages with real-life examples.

  • Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students
    Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, & Asa Hilliard III, 2003, Beacon Press
    ISBN 978-0807031056
    Three black educators join forces to focus on improving the educational experiences of African American children in schools. They examine programs in which black students excel and identify the characteristics of teachers that make them successful.

 

Books for Parents

  • Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide
    Ann Robinson, Bruce Shore, & Donna Enerson, 2007 Prufrock Press
    ISBN: 1-59363-210-X
    Provides concise, up-to-date, research-based advice to educators, administrators, and parents of gifted and talented youth. The 29 practices included in this volume are the result of an extensive examination of educational research on what works with talented youth. The interest in culturally diverse and low-income learners, the means to identify talents and the need for curriculum that appropriately challenges high-ability youth constitute just a few of the 29 practices.

  • Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children
    James R. Delisle, 2006, Prufrock Press
    ISBN: 1-59363-179-0
    Provides a humorous, engaging, and encouraging look at raising gifted children today. Jim Delisle offers practical, down-to-earth advice that will cause parents to reexamine the ways they perceive and relate to their children.

  • Re-forming Gifted Education: Matching the Program to the Child 
    Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D., 2002, Great Potential Press
    ISBN: 0-910707-46-4
    From her analysis of research that spans a full century, Dr. Rogers presents information in an easily understood format on various types of giftedness, as well as options for school enrichment and acceleration. She reports the effectiveness for each option according to the research. From her years of experience consulting with schools, she shows parents and teachers practical ways to design ongoing programs that best meet the needs of bright children.

  • Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students from Diverse Backgrounds
    Jaime Castellano, 2002, Pearson Allyn & Bacon
    ISBN: 0205359582
    Thinkers within the field and without are questioning the practice of gifted education, the theoretical foundations on which this practice rests, and even the value and legitimacy of the concept of giftedness. This fresh and provocative volume contains essays by leading thinkers on gifted education and by writers outside the field who have examined it critically.

  • The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids, : How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child 
    Sally Yahnke Walker, Ph.D., 2002, Amazon 
    ISBN: 1-57542-111-9
    "What does it mean to be 'gifted'? What's good and not-so-good about being identified as gifted? How can parents make sure their gifted children get the learning opportunities they need? How can parents cope with the unique challenges gifted kids present?"

  • Tengo Un Hijo Superinteligente Como Le Ayudo: Guia De Supervivencia Para Padres De Ninos Superdotados / The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids (Spanish Edition) (Sally Yahnke Walker), 2004, Panorama Mexico
    ISBN 978-9-683813-45-9

  • They Say My Kid's Gifted: Now What?
    F. Richard Olenchak, Ph.D., 1998, Prufrock Press
    ISBN: 978-1-882664-44-3
    This handbook offers a jargon-free introduction to working with schools to help ensure a quality education experience for gifted kids. It also offers teachers an excellent resource to recommend to parents seeking more information about gifted education.

 

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