Authors: Charlotte Agell, Molly Kellogg
Product Code: 9848
ISBN: 9781618219848
Pages: 320
Availability: In stock.

A Field Guide to Gifted Students is a practical manual to the unique characteristics of gifted and advanced learners. Presented as a concise 32-page, full-color booklet available in sets of 10 print copies or a single eBook copy, this resource:

  • Can be used in teacher workshops and other group professional learning settings.
  • Assists educators in understanding and meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of gifted students.
  • Includes a companion online facilitator's guide.
  • Features practical tips based on current research and best practices.
  • Is packed with illustrations, checklists, space to write notes, and a glossary of terms.

School can feel like the wrong fit for many gifted learners, but through learning how to notice and support gifted students' diverse traits and needs, educators can build ideal classroom climates for student success. Readers will understand how to identify giftedness and related traits, including twice-exceptionality, introversion and extroversion, perfectionism, sensitivity, and intuitiveness. The online facilitator's guide includes everything workshop leaders need to conduct a brief course for classroom teachers, coordinators, counselors, or even parents.

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by Magnus Tong, Harvard Graduate School of Education '20
on 3/31/2021
from Singapore
Very enjoyable overview of how to instruct gifted students
Charlotte's and Molly's book is a very enjoyable overview of how to instruct gifted students.

Here are some of my reflections and takeaways:

1. Gifted learners have strengths, but significant learning needs too.
2. It is a fallacy that they will always do well in school without assistance; in fact, they often unachieve without the right support and instruction.
3. Instructors must keep an eye out for these students and find ways to further their learning. This may require the employment of differentiated teaching and learning strategies.
4. Gifted learners are complex, and do not fall in neat categories; they have different intelligences and may exhibit a combination of traits from two or more of the fictitious personalities listed in the book.
5. Instructors need to engage in active feedback to find the best ways of helping each unique learner, and they will certainly improve with experience.

I highly recommend this book - fun read with useful recommendations on instruction.
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Review by: Sally Reis, University of Connecticut - April 13, 2021
It is very exciting to see what you have done and it looks like a very helpful guide to introduce teachers to a broad array of gifted and talented students.
Review by: Thomas Hébert - March 19, 2021
I’ve enjoyed using [this] book with graduate students in my course entitled Nature and Needs of the Gifted. It’s a great introduction to the characteristics, traits, and behaviors of GT students. I’ve found that they enjoy the vivid descriptions of the 12 profiles. They can easily connect these to children they’ve worked with. It’s also a great supplement to the material I cover on special populations.
Review by: Howard Gardner - March 16, 2021
It puts into words and images the multiple ways in which young persons can show their gifts, thereby providing illumination to teachers, parents, and (as appropriate) to the young person her/himself.

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