Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

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SAGE Publications, Mar 21, 2006 - Education - 96 pages
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Students who are gifted and/or talented are known more for their contributions and potential contributions than any other group of students. Meeting the educational needs of these students, however, can be a tremendous challenge for those who teach them. In Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents, Bob Algozzine and Jim Ysseldyke offer educators helpful information for identifying gifted and talented students, and present effective approaches - enrichment and acceleration - to ensure that these exceptional students are constantly challenged and engaged.

Highlights include:

o A pre-test and post-test to help readers assess their understanding of giftedness and how the needs of gifted and talented students are best addressed

o Cognitive, academic, communicational, physical, and behavioural characteristics that are associated with high-ability learners

o Effective approaches and activities to keep gifted and talented students motivated and reaching ever-higher levels of achievement

o Key vocabulary terms

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About the author (2006)

Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe.

As the former director of the federally funded National Center on Educational Outcomes, Ysseldyke conducted research and provided technical support that helped to boost the academic performance of students with disabilities and improve school assessment techniques nationally. Today, he continues to work to improve the education of students with disabilities.

The author of more than 300 publications on special education and school psychology, Ysseldyke is best known for his textbooks on assessment, effective instruction, issues in special education, and other cutting-edge areas of education and school psychology. With A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher, Ysseldyke seeks to equip educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring—and meeting—all their potentials.

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