From the pages of Teaching for High Potential, a quarterly publication of the National Association for Gifted Children, this collection of articles is sure to be of use to any educator of high-ability students. Topics included range from instructional methods across all content areas, including tips and tools for reading and vocabulary instruction, integrating STEM content, and engaging students in math, to identification, differentiation, and addressing gifted students' social-emotional needs. Articles also delve into current issues pertinent to the field of gifted education and this unique group of students, including underachievement and underrepresented minority populations, as well as new classroom strategies such as Makerspaces and teaching growth mindset. This resource can be used to enhance a classroom lesson, guide curriculum development, or supplement professional development. The featured articles are unique, well written for the audience, and selected by reviewers who understand what teachers need.
Jeff Danielian is director of the La Salle Scholars Program in Providence, RI, and Teacher Resource Specialist for the National Association of Gifted Children. He received his masters degree from the University of Connecticut and holds the position of Teacher Resource Specialist for The National Association for Gifted Children, where he is editor-in-chief of Teaching for High Potential.
Elizabeth Fogarty, Ph.D., is a lecturer in literacy education at the University of Minnesota. She obtained a master's degree in talent development and gifted education from Minnesota State, Mankato and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from The University of Connecticut focusing on gifted education. Her research interests include talented readers, differentiation, and teacher effectiveness.
C. Matthew Fugate, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Urban Education Department at the University of Houston-Downtown.