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    Teaching Gifted Students

    Resources available from the NSW Teachers Federation Library

    23-33 Mary St Surry Hills NSW 2010 Locked Bag 3010 Darlinghurst NSW 1300

    Ph 02 9217 2113 Fax 02 9217 2481 E library@nswtf.org.au Web www.nswtf.org.au click on Services tab July 2015

    Gifted & talented pocketbook by Barry Hymer. Alresford, UK: Teachers' Pocketbooks, 2009. 371.95 HYM

    Using cartoons, diagrams, and visual prompts to support the text, [this book] offers teachers a coherent framework for G&T education, including five learning tools for running classrooms where all pupils are stretched, challenged and motivated and where gifts are created and grown, not identified and measured. The book considers definitions of giftedness, whether gifts are caught or taught and whether giftedness is fixed or malleable. It highlights the role of intrinsic learning motivation when it comes to achieving high levels of success. The GRACE framework Grow! Relate! Act! Challenge! Exert! offers ideas for lessons, implications for policy and explains how to use five learning tools to stimulate considered, reflective learning: Logo Visual Thinking, Philosophy for Children, Thinking Actively in a Social Context, Dilemma-Based Learning, and Living Theory Action Research. Publisher website.

    Gifted students and the Australian Curriculum: an introductory guide for educators by Michael Pohl. Moorabbin, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education, 2014. 371.95 POH

    This book opens by canvassing changing views about what it means to be gifted so that you can better understand the rationale for classroom

    practices, both past and present. It goes on to explore a range of observable behaviours and characteristics of gifted individuals, and ways teachers can come to a clear understanding of what giftedness means today. Back cover.

    Gifted students in the school context: an introductory guide for educators by Michael Pohl. Moorabbin, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education, 2012. 371.95 POH

    Once students have been identified, the author considers how to determine and provide for their learning needs, and explores a range of differentiation options applicable at all levels of schooling. Finally, the book concludes with

    consideration of issues for leaders as they advocate, support and manage the range of pathways and options provided for gifted students in their school. Publisher website.

    Growing up gifted: developing the potential of children at school and at home by Barbara Clark. 8th ed. Boston; Sydney: Pearson Education, 2013. 371.95 CLA

    Covering preschool through secondary education, [this book] explores who gifted learners are, how they become gifted, and

    discusses methods used to support their learning, growth, and development. Grounded in the latest research on brain function, this edition considers how these new findings can improve teaching tools and learning experiences for gifted students. Revised chapters address culturally responsive teaching, alternative environments, and various models for gifted education. Back cover.

    Teaching able, gifted and talented children: strategies, activities and resources by Clive Tunnicliffe. London: Sage, 2010. 371.95 TUN

    Providing a clear and concise summary of an increasingly important area of educational provision, this book offers the right balance of theory and practical strategies. There is advice

    on: developing a whole school policy for AG&T provision; defining and identifying AG&T learners; strategies to use in the classroom; developing critical and creative thinking; out-of-school enrichment activities; supporting AG&T learners; working with parents. Each chapter contains a summary of key points, case studies of good practice, great ideas to use with students and Professional Development Activities for staff. This book is short enough to be a quick read, but there is much to whet your appetite for finding out more about this fascinating area of teaching and learning. It is a useful and interesting resource for busy managers, project leaders, classroom practitioners and learning support staff across the primary and secondary age range. Publisher website.

    Teaching the gifted and talented student compiled by Di Alperstein & Jennie Marston. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia, 2013. 371.95 TEA

    This is a custom book and has been compiled from: Education of the gifted and talented; Growing up gifted: developing the potential of

    children at school and at home; and Comprehensive curriculum for gifted learners. The readings have been selected to provide you with explicit educational skills to guide you in implementing challenging and differentiated programs for the many gifted special groups you will identify in the classroom. In a field as complex and challenging as this, it is not possible to cover everything. Instead, chapters from three texts have been chosen for their rich variety of ideas related to historical background, theoretical approaches, definitions, models, frameworks, strategies and philosophies which make up the field of gifted education. Introduction.

    Young gifted children: a practical guide to understanding and supporting their needs by Anne-Marie Morrissey. Albert Park, Vic: Teaching Solutions, 2012. 371.95 MOR This is a practical guide for pre-service and practising early childhood professionals and junior primary teachers, to support them in understanding and meeting the needs of young gifted children and their families. It includes a range of practical strategies and suggestions for working with young gifted children in early childhood settings and the first years of school. Contents include: a plain language introduction to concepts and definitions of giftedness ; identifying signs of gifted or advanced development in young children and options for following up on suspected or confirmed giftedness; the transition to school, including addressing issues such as processes around early entry to school, full or partial grade acceleration, school policies and practices and evidence of effective early years school programs; information and links to relevant resources. Back cover.