Author: Kari Lockhart
Product Code: 9077
ISBN: 9781618219077
Pages: 144
Availability: In stock.

What to Expect When You're Expected to Teach Gifted Students is a practical, easy-to-read guide that:

  • Reviews expectations versus likely classroom realities that first-time gifted teachers may face.
  • Includes real-world advice for navigating the joys, surprises, and frustrations.
  • Addresses specific topics related to gifted education, including students' social-emotional needs.
  • Includes considerations for choosing appropriate curricular materials and working with parents and families.
  • Features ways to advocate for gifted and advanced programming and tips for continued professional learning.

In each chapter, readers dive into issues that are frequently cited as challenges for new gifted teachers and emerge equipped with resources and strategies to build a successful classroom that meets the needs of high-ability students. This book is perfect for any teacher new to the field of gifted education.

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Review by: Sarah Chambers, Gifted Education Review - September 30, 2020
What to Expect When You're Expected to Teach Gifted Students is a must-read for any teacher who is stepping into the role of teaching gifted learners. Lockhart does not shy away from the fact that building a well-rounded program that meets the needs of all gifted learners can be a daunting task, but she encourages her read- ers to “eat the elephant one bite at a time” and provides plenty of support in doing so.
Review by: Kolby Wagner, MiddleWeb - May 28, 2020
What to Expect When You’re Expected to Teach Gifted Students proposes that gifted students should be the motivators for the design of the gifted program, rather than teachers simply defaulting to a standardized curriculum. Lockhart’s insights and wide-ranging advice can give new teachers (and teachers who have limited experience with gifted students) the support we might need to take over a gifted program or better team with the gifted teachers in our school.
Review: Midwest Book Review - April 13, 2020

Exceptionally well organized and presented, "What to Expect When You're Expected to Teach Gifted Students" by Kari Lockhart is especially recommended to the attention of classroom teachers who are new or inexperienced with respect to the education of gifted students K-12--and should be a core acquisition for school district, college, and university library Teacher Education & In-Service Training instructional reference collections.


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