Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Complete with engaging stories, strategies, activities, and resources, this book is for anyone committed to helping gifted students thrive. Includes online digital content.
When educators (and parents) think about gifted kids, they usually focus on their intellectual needs. But gifted kids are much more than test scores and grades. In their second book together, Jim Delisle and Judy Galbraith explain what giftedness means, how gifted kids are identified, and how we might improve the identification process. Then they take a close-up look at gifted kids from the inside out-their social and emotional needs. Topics include self-image and self-esteem, perfectionism, multipotential, depression, feelings of "differentness," and stress. The authors suggest ways to help gifted underachievers and those who are bored in school, and ways to encourage healthy relationships with friends, family and other adults. The final chapter explains how teachers can make it safe to be smart by creating the gifted-friendly classroom. Includes first-person stories, easy-to-use strategies, survey results, activities, reproducibles, and up-to-date research and resources.
Help gifted children realize they’re not alone, they’re not “weird,” and being smart is a bonus, not a burden. Based on a survey of 1,000 gifted kids, this retitled edition of the classic Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide is fully updated with the latest research. Readers learn how to cope with high expectations, perfectionism, labels, bullying, friendships, and more. Upbeat, informative, friendly, and compact, The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids is a must for young gifted children. At a time when many school gifted programs are scaling back, it’s more important than ever for kids to have this essential guide to growing up gifted.
Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge. Gifted and exceptional children can seem self-sufficient, but it takes more than intelligence to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Your child need your support and advocacy in school, in social situations, and even at home. This guide shows you how to encourage and foster your gifted child from birth to adolescence, including information on How to determine if your child is gifted Options for school programs and activities Dealing with perfectionism and stress Setting realistic and healthy goals for your child Ensuring proper socialization and friendship Coping with jealousy and bullying from other children Packed with useful and professional advice, this is a reassuring guide to help your gifted child grow, thrive, and develop his talents.
Addresses the special social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted children from infancy through the teen years, discussing how to obtain the best schooling, how to avoid "pushing" a gifted child, and how to handle problems with peers or siblings
Offers parents advice on raising gifted children, covering such topics as understanding a child's giftedness, dealing with perfectionism in gifted kids, and helping kids achieve their goals and dreams.
When Smart Kids Underachieve in School: Practical Solutions for Teachers takes a look at the 10 most common reasons why some smart, advanced, and gifted students do not reach their achievement potential. Reasons for underachievement range from social-emotional needs, lack of proper programming, not being challenged, and potential learning disabilities. Each chapter discusses a different cause and three practical strategies that can be used to overcome it. Useful for teachers, counselors, gifted coordinators, and administrators, this book is an easy-to-read, must-have resource for any educator looking to identify, understand, and reverse underachievement. Grades K–12
"Real questions asked by children ages 10-14 underlie the topics in this guidebook. Each chapter discusses a theme's importance to the children, summarizes a recommended movie (including cautions), and provides both parent and child with talking points plus additional easy-to-do activities on matters of special concern to the family"--Provided by publisher.
A classic introduction to growing up gifted, newly revised and updated. Based on surveys of hundreds of gifted kids, it covers high expectations, perfectionism, teasing, multiple intelligences, and much more. Kids learn they're not alone, they're not "weird," and being smart, talented, and creative is a bonus, not a burden.
Achieving Excellence: Educating The Gifted and Talented, provides foundational information relating to the field of gifted education (i.e. history, laws, etc.), details characteristics of gifted students from various populations, describes how such students are identifiedand assessed, and presents up-to-date, research-based pedagogy relating to curriculum design and instruction. It draws upon experts in the field to present content in a practical way so that it is applicable to pre-service and classroom teachers. Chapter summaries and questions for thought and reflection are included at the end of each chapter to help guide classroom discussion. In addition, each chapter provides a listing of useful resources that enables the reader to extend their learning on a particular topic or issue.