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Introduction to Gifted Educationby Julia Roberts, Tracy Inman, and Jennifer Robins (2017)

Introduction to Gifted Education 101This practical, easy-to-read book explores the basics of parenting gifted children, truly giving parents the "introductory course" they need to better understand and help their gifted child. Topics include myths about gifted children, characteristics of the gifted, the hows and whys of advocacy, social and emotional issues and needs, strategies for partnering with your child’s school, and more. Parenting Gifted Children 101 explores ways for you to help your child at home and maximize your child’s educational experience with strategies that are based on research, but easy to implement. Each chapter—from parenting twice-exceptional students to navigating the possible challenges that school may hold for your child—contains resources for further reading and insights from more than 50 parents and educators of gifted children.

 

Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs by Tracy Inman and Jana Kirschner (2016)

This practical, easy-to-read book explores the basics of parenting gifted children, truly giving parents the "introductory course" they need to better understand and help their gifted child. Topics include myths about gifted children, characteristics of the gifted, the hows and whys of advocacy, social and emotional issues and needs, strategies for partnering with your child’s school, and more. Parenting Gifted Children 101 explores ways for you to help your child at home and maximize your child’s educational experience with strategies that are based on research, but easy to implement. Each chapter—from parenting twice-exceptional students to navigating the possible challenges that school may hold for your child—contains resources for further reading and insights from more than 50 parents and educators of gifted children.

 

Assessing Differentiated Students Products: A Protocol for Development and Evaluation (2nd Edition) by Julia Roberts and Tracy Inman (2015)

2nd edition

The second edition of Assessing Differentiated Student Products provides educators with tremendous opportunities to differentiate instruction and facilitate continuous progress for every student. This book provides teachers with everything needed to develop and assess products developed by students. The book includes a list of suggested products; more than 100 DAP tools that assess content, presentation, creativity, and reflection at three tier levels using a multilevel performance scale for a variety of products; and detailed information on how to use these tools in the classroom. By encouraging the use of varied products to demonstrate what students have learned, DAP tools engage children, motivate, have real-world connections, require high-level thinking and problem-solving skills, accommodate learning preferences, allow for self-expression and creativity, promote ownership and pride in one's work, and develop lifelong learners.

 

Strategies for Differentiation Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom (3rd Edition) by Julia Roberts and Tracy Inman (2015)

3rd editionThis updated edition of the best-selling Strategies for Differentiating Instruction offers practical strategies that allow all students to learn at appropriately challenging levels and make continuous progress by focusing on their various levels of knowledge and readiness to learn. Written in a teacher-friendly manner, the book presents strategies that can be used in any classroom to ensure that each student's needs are met. This third edition includes strategies for Common Core State Standards alignment plus new Developing and Assessing Products (DAP) tools for a variety of products. Designed specifically for teachers who are new to differentiated instruction, this book offers sound, practical advice for preassessing students, implementing differentiation strategies, and managing and assessing student learning. This book is filled with the essentials teachers need to know in order to differentiate instruction and address all students' needs, interests, and abilities.

 

Teacher's Survival Guide: Differentiating Instruction in the Elementary Classroom by Julia Roberts and Tracy Inman (2013)

teachers survival guideTeacher's Survival Guide: Differentiating Instruction in the Elementary Classroom answers the most common questions about differentiation, including what it is, how teachers can set up a classroom that promotes differentiation, which topics should be differentiated, what strategies are most effective, and how teachers can assess students engaged in different classroom experiences.

 

 

 

A Teacher's Guide to Working With Children and Families From Diverse Backgrounds by Julia Roberts and Jennifer Jolly (2012)

children from diverse backgrounds

Schools are increasingly diverse in their student population, presenting new challenges for teachers. In light of these challenges, schools remain important in the talent development process. A Teacher's Guide to Working With Children and Families From Diverse Backgrounds provides important information and strategies for educators at all levels. The book is written for educators who want all children to thrive in school, including those who are twice-exceptional, those from lower income backgrounds, and others who have been underrepresented in gifted programming.

 

 

 

Differentiating Instruction with Centers in the Gifted Classroom by Julia Roberts and Julia Boggess (2012)

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Differentiating Instruction With Centers in the Gifted Classroom provides teachers with tons of ideas and guidance for creating unique classroom centers that will challenge gifted learners and encourage high-level, independent thinking.

 

 

 

 

 Teacher's Survival Guide: Gifted Education by Julia Roberts and Julia Boggess (2011)

survival guide

Teacher's Survival Guide: Gifted Education covers topics essential to gifted education teachers, including tips and strategies for recognizing and identifying giftedness, encouraging creativity, and providing the multiple opportunities and resources gifted kids need.

 

 

 

 

Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide From the National Association for Gifted Children by Jennifer Jolly, Donald TReffinger, TRacy Inman, and Joan Smutny (2010)

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When parents need the most authoritative information on raising gifted kids, they can turn to Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide From the National Association for Gifted Children. This comprehensive guide covers topics such as working with high achievers and young gifted children, acceleration, advocating for talented students, serving as role models and mentors for gifted kids, homeschooling, underachievement, twice-exceptional students, and postsecondary opportunities. The only book of its kind, this guidebook will allow parents to find the support and resources they need to help their children find success in school and beyond. Written by experts in the field of gifted education and sponsored by the leading organization supporting the education of gifted and advanced learners, this book is sure to provide guidance, advice, and support for any parent of gifted children. Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented 2011 Legacy Book Award Winner - Parenting

 

Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom by Julia Roberts and Tracy Inman (2009)

differentiating

This updated second edition of the best-selling Strategies for Differentiating Instruction offers practical strategies that allow all students to learn at appropriately challenging levels and make continuous progress by focusing on their various levels of knowledge and readiness to learn. Written in a teacher-friendly manner, the book presents strategies that can be used in any classroom to ensure that each student's needs are met. This book offers sound, practical advice for preassessing students, implementing differentiation strategies, and managing and assessing student learning. It is filled with the essentials teachers need to know in order to differentiate instruction and address all students' needs, interests, and abilities.This edition features an additional chapter on academic success; a revamped Developing and Assessing Products (DAP) Tool with an improved performance scale and new levels, plus new DAP Tools for a variety of products; an 8 1/2" x 11" format to ease reproduction of templates, lessons, surveys, and activities; and new lessons and activities for each differentiation strategy. Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Legacy Book Award Winner

 

Assessing Differentiated Student Products: A Protocol for Development and Evaluation by Julia Roberts and Tracy Inman (2009)

assessing differentiated

Looking for a ready guide for developing and assessing a variety of authentic products in your classroom? If so, then the Developing and Assessing Products (DAP) Tool is for you! The DAP Tool is a protocol that simplifies the assessment process, encourages differentiation, and takes the ceiling off of learning. Products provide you with tremendous opportunities to differentiate instruction and facilitate continuous progress for every student. This book provides teachers with everything needed to assess products developed by students. The book includes a list of suggested products; more than 100 DAP Tools that assess content, presentation, creativity, and reflection at three tier levels using a multilevel performance scale for a variety of products; and detailed information on how to use these tools in the classroom.

 

Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Learners by Julia Roberts (2005)

enrichment

From a mentorship with a local archaeologist, to a medieval festival, the opportunities for gifted learners to explore a topic in depth are too numerous to mention. This book offers an introduction to structuring enrichment activities that add depth and complexity to a gifted child's learning experience. "Enrichment provides students with opportunities to extend learning," Julia Roberts, the book's author, explains. "There are three primary purposes for enrichment: fostering interest; nurturing talent, developing expertise, or both; and increasing achievement." This book shows teachers how to provide meaningful enrichment experiences for gifted students. The book offers effective strategies for enriching the curriculum and creating in-depth learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

 

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