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Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students Author Thomas Paul Hébert
ISBN-10 1593635028
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 493
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"Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students" presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. The author, a nationally recognized leader in gifted education, discusses theories that guide our examination of the lived experiences of gifted students; social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners; friendships and family relationships that support them; contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives; and identity development. Moreover, the author examines the complexity of these issues with gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, and twice-exceptional students. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment for social and emotional development and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice. The author has more than a decade of classroom experience working with K-12 gifted students and almost 20 years in higher education training graduate students and educators. As a result, this book combines theory that drives our understanding of gifted students with the latest research and practical strategies to implement in addressing social and emotional development with K-12 students. The book is geared toward graduate students with research interests in this area and educators with questions regarding how to support gifted young people in their classrooms.

On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children

On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children Author Tracy Cross
ISBN-10 9781618216717
Release 2017-09-15
Pages 350
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Raising happy, successful children is a goal of every parent of gifted children. In On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children, the nation’s leading authority on the psychology of gifted children offers advice and encouragement for both parents and teachers. In a thoughtful, conversational style, the author offers an in-depth look at the complex social and emotional issues faced by gifted children. This revised and updated fifth edition of the popular text contains more than 12 new chapters. On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children tackles important and timely issues dealing with the social and emotional needs of today’s gifted children, including who gifted children are and what giftedness means; how parents, teachers, and counselors can guide gifted children; the issues facing gifted students in the 21st century, such as technology and terrorism; and how the education of gifted children can adapt for the future. This concise, sensitive look at gifted children and their social and emotional world offers unique insights for both teachers and parents who support these special children.

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children Author Maureen Neihart
ISBN-10 9781618214867
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 300
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The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children remains the only book that provides a comprehensive summary of the empirical research on the social and emotional development of gifted children by leading authorities in the field. It includes several features that make it the leading text on what we know about the social and emotional development of gifted children. For example, it summarizes the most significant findings from the empirical research on the topic. It also includes noteworthy variations that have been observed across cultural groups or global contexts. Each chapter also provides a short description of the practical applications that can be made from the research. This second edition includes an entirely new section on the psychosocial aspects of talent development, as well as addresses the burgeoning interest and research base regarding gifted performance. The text also includes several new topics that have emerged from the research in the past decade, such as the neuroscience of talent development and motivation for talent development. This book is a service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Social emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students

Social emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students Author Joyce VanTassel-Baska
ISBN-10 1593633491
Release 2008
Pages 380
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Social-Emotional Curriculum With Gifted and Talented Students provides a thorough introduction to methods for developing social-emotional curricula for use with gifted and talented learners in the school setting. Educational Resource

When Gifted Kids Don t Have All the Answers

When Gifted Kids Don t Have All the Answers Author Judy Galbraith
ISBN-10 9781575425177
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 288
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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.

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students Author Christine Fonseca
ISBN-10 9781618214591
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 225
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Teaching children how to manage their intense emotions is one of the most difficult aspects of parenting or educating gifted children. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings provides a much-needed resource for parents and educators for understanding of why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior and how to manage the highs and lows that accompany emotional intensity. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, this revised and updated second edition contains additional chapters addressing temperament and personality development, as well as expanded role-plays and strategies designed to show parents and teachers how to interact and guide gifted children in a way that teaches them how to recognize, monitor, and adjust their behavior. Updated resources and worksheets make this practical resource a must-read for anyone wishing to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of gifted children.

I m Not Just Gifted

I m Not Just Gifted Author Christine Fonseca
ISBN-10 161821425X
Release 2015-05-15
Pages 125
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What does it mean to be a successful person? What traits and characteristics define successful people? Why do gifted children, in particular, need a strong affective curricula in order to maximize their potential? These questions and more are explored in this guide to helping gifted children in grades 4-7 as they navigate the complicated social and emotional aspects of their lives. This curriculum is designed to help gifted children explore their giftedness, develop resiliency, manage their intensities, face adversities and tough situations, and cultivate their talents and passions. Including lesson plans, worksheets, and connections to Common Core State Standards, I'm Not Just Gifted is the practical guide necessary for anyone serving and working with gifted children.

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids Author Christine Fonseca
ISBN-10 9781593635466
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 208
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Pssst! Want to know a secret? 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook is a must-read for gifted kids ages 8 to 12 who want to find success in school and life. If you're a gifted kid or you know gifted kids, you need the 101 awesome secrets, tips, and tricks included in this book! Chock full of fun suggestions and practical strategies, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids covers topics including bullying, school performance, perfectionism, friendships, and sibling rivalries. Fun quizzes, tip sheets, and practical Q & A sections from other gifted preteens and kids make this book fun to read and give gifted kids insight into everything they've ever wanted to know about being gifted. Proven strategies on dealing with stress management, parents' and teachers' expectations, anxiety, cyber-bullying, friendship troubles, and more make this the must-have guide for every gifted kid!

Fostering Creativity in Gifted Students

Fostering Creativity in Gifted Students Author Bonnie Cramond
ISBN-10 9781593631734
Release 2005
Pages 47
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It is not possible to teach someone to be creative. It is not possible to teach someone to be intelligent. It is, however, possible to teach students to use the creativity and intelligence they already have. Students can be taught to think more creatively or intelligently and also can learn strategies for thinking more rationally or imaginatively. Encouraging creative thinking in the classroom is an exciting component of any effective gifted education program. This guide offers basic foundations required for supporting creativity. From establishing the right classroom environment, to using creative teaching strategies, to assessing student outcomes, this book is filled with practical information. The book also includes a listing of competitive contests and programs and an extensive list of resources. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.

Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education

Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education Author Jonathan A. Plucker
ISBN-10 1618210955
Release 2013
Pages 765
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Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says is the definitive reference book for those searching for a summary and evaluation of the literature on giftedness, gifted education, and talent development. The book presents more than 50 summaries of important topics in the field, providing relevant research and a guide to how the research applies to gifted education and the lives of gifted children. This second edition updates every topic with new research and introduces several critically important topics such as cluster grouping, Response to Intervention, programming standards, the Common Core State Standards, educational leadership, and legal issues. This book provides an objective assessment of the available knowledge on each topic, offers guidance in the application of the research, and suggests areas of needed research.

Suicide Among Gifted Children and Adolescents

Suicide Among Gifted Children and Adolescents Author Tracy Cross
ISBN-10 9781618216793
Release 2017-11-15
Pages 140
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The updated second edition of Suicide Among Gifted Children and Adolescents explores the suicidal behavior of students with gifts and talents. It provides the reader with a coherent picture of what suicidal behavior is; clarifies what is known and what is unknown about it; shares two major theories of suicide with explanatory power; and offers an emerging model of the suicidal behavior of students with gifts and talents. In addition, the book includes chapters offering insight into the lived experience of students with gifts and talents, and what we can do to prevent suicide among gifted students, including creating caring communities and specific counseling strategies. It also provides a list of resources available to help.

Make Them Shine

Make Them Shine Author Roya Klingner
ISBN-10 3643906390
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 174
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This book will guide teachers and parents in the identification of gifted children, and it will help them to understand their social and emotional needs. The book's contributors - who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families - provide practical guidance from different perspectives. The topics covered include: identification and characteristics of gifted children * motivation and underachievement * educational planning and the optimal development of giftedness and talents * parenting concerns * types of gifted programs * consulting gifted children. (Series: Make Them Shine. Giftedness Viewed Differently - Vol. 2) [Subject: Gifted Education, Children's Studies]

Teaching and Counseling Gifted Girls

Teaching and Counseling Gifted Girls Author Susan K. Johnsen
ISBN-10 9781593631697
Release 2005
Pages 178
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For the first time, "Gifted Child Today Reader" series brings together the best articles published in "Gifted Child Today," the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. It has been argued that American schools are not giving the same quality of attention to the education of girls that they do to boys, thus perpetuating professional gender inequalities by turning out better-prepared young men than women. While this is a controversial subject, it is a fact that women continue to be underrepresented in many of society's most respected professions, particularly in the areas of science and technology. "Teaching and Counseling Gifted Girls" covers some of the most important issues facing gifted and talented girls during their school years, from elementary school through college. General overviews of the internal and external barriers faced by gifted girls provide the context for more specific chapters on counseling and classroom strategies to help ensure these students' future success.

Gifted Lives

Gifted Lives Author Joan Freeman
ISBN-10 9781136929496
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 328
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This book reveals the dramatic stories of twenty outstandingly gifted people as they grew from early promise to maturity in Britain. Recorded over the last thirty-five years by award-winning psychologist, Joan Freeman, these fascinating accounts reveal the frustrations and triumphs of her participants, and investigates why some fell by the wayside whilst others reached fame and fortune. These exceptional people possess a range of intellectual, social and emotional gifts in fields such as mathematics, the arts, music and spirituality. Through their particular abilities, they were often confronted with extra emotional challenges, such as over-anxious and pushy parents, teacher put-downs, social trip-wires, boredom and bullying in school and conflicting life choices. Their stories illustrate how seemingly innocuous events could have devastating life-long consequences, and confront the reader with intriguing questions such as: Does having a brilliant mind help when you are ethnically different or suffering serious depression? How does a world-class pianist cope when repetitive strain injury strikes, or a young financier when he hits his first million? What is the emotional impact of grade-skipping? Joan Freeman’s insights into the twists and turns of these lives are fascinating and deeply moving. She shows us that while fate has a part to play, so does a personal outlook which can see and grab a fleeting chance, overcome great odds, and put in the necessary hard work to lift childhood prodigy to greatness. Readers will identify with many of the intriguing aspects of these people’s lives, and perhaps learn something about themselves too.

Living with Intensity

Living with Intensity Author Michael Marian Piechowski
ISBN-10 9780910707893
Release 2009
Pages 305
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Gifted children and adults are often misunderstood. Their excitement is viewed as excessive, their high energy as hyperactivity, their persistence as nagging, their imagination as not paying attention, their passion as being disruptive, their strong emotions and sensitivity as immaturity, their creativity and self-directedness as oppositional. This resource describes these overexcitabilities and strategies for dealing with children and adults who are experiencing them, and provides essential information about Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration. Learn practical methods for nurturing sensitivity, intensity, perfectionism, and much more.

Learning to be a Durable Person

Learning to be a Durable Person Author Mary Hennenfent
ISBN-10 1593632398
Release 2007-07-01
Pages 96
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What is a durable person? What traits do successful people exhibit? What is a perfectionist? These questions and many others are explored in this practical guide to helping gifted students navigate social and emotional issues in their lives. This curriculum is designed to help gifted children explore their own giftedness, expand social skills, cultivate leadership skills, and develop strategies for combatting stress, anger, and perfectionism. Gifted children must be taught to be durable so they can continue to be responsible and productive citizens.

Education of the Gifted and Talented

Education of the Gifted and Talented Author Sylvia B. Rimm
ISBN-10 0133827100
Release 2017-03-08
Pages 576
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A best-selling, comprehensive guide to best practices in gifted education. Practical strategies and the latest research on critical topics and on best practices make Education of the Gifted and Talented an indispensable resource for those who work or will work with gifted students. The content is supported and enhanced by the inclusion of practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, case studies that help teachers identify student needs, and summaries of research on effective programs. Emphasis is placed on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, and the title includes a heightened awareness of less visible sub-groups within gifted populations. The Seventh Edition features new directions, new programs, thoroughly updated topics, and current research to keep readers on top of the latest advances in the field.