This is a professional development blog for Nottingham Elementary. We'll be discussing books we have read as a group. Our discussions will be focused on gifted children.
I would definitely recommend this book to a colleague because it has lots of resources for teachers to implement and use right away. It also have suggestions and resources for parents with gifted students.ni really enjoyed reading this book. Interesting reading was on Chapter 10 starting on page 201 - 205 for Parenting Gifted Children. I liked the one about parenting styles and gifted girls/boys sub chapters.
I would recommend this book to my colleagues because it is truly “The Orange Bible” to differentiating and clustering curriculum for the gifted populations. It has immediate resources of black line masters that can be used over and over again. Every teacher needs this resource. I can tell I will revisit this book again.
I agree with Annie that there are black line masters that are open ended enough to be helpful for years. I like calling it "The Orange Bible" because it offers practical help.
I agree with Annie Mitchell's recommendations about this book on June 16th. It has great resources that we can use or even modify to change it a bit since is could be a little " outdated" as Melanie Marshall mentioned on June 19th. I'm happy for the ideas.
I like that Annie, "The Orange Bible" I feel like I don't need another GT course after this one. I agree I will definitely be using the book alot. It would be interesting to chat and compare how things are working in each others class rooms.
I recommend this book, but found it dated. My copyright was 2001, so yes, it would have some dated materials. It also had good ideas for more than just students who are GT. I love reading books about GT students, so I appreciate whomever located this one! (Annie?)
It is dated. Winebrenner has written an updated version called “Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques every Teacher Can Use. It came out in 2012. I ordered it.
I would recommend this book to others because the strategies sound very easy to implement and there are a wealth of black line masters to help guide you. This book has the essential information a teacher of GT students would need to help them throughout the year. I think chapter 10 would be beneficial to teachers when speaking to parents about their child.
I agree with jchoy and he comment from June 24th. The black outlines are perfect and since they are just and outline we can tweak them and change them to what we need them for. Definitely something we can use for a time to come.
I agree with jchoy's post on June 24th, that the wealth of resources included in the text make the strategies a reality that can occur in the classroom, and that suggestions found in chapter 10 can assist parents who come to educators for collaboration on how to best serve their GT kids.
There is a more recent version of this book that has been published. I am curious to see what additions there are to the book. Perhaps, I can find a cheap copy online. :)
Winebrenner did, it is called, “Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher can Use. It came out in 2012. I ordered it. She wrote one about clustering. However, I could not find anything on acceleration; my new topic of interest.
I would recommend this book to other colleagues. I loved all the chart templates that were in it that are easily used and explained in great detail. I love how it was a question/answer books that gave you a lot of different scenarios of situations and how you would handle each one. I love Chapter 10 as well and the advise they gave you on how to incorporate the parents and have them help/challenge the GT student.
I would definitely recommend this book to teachers. It has a great variety of resources that can be used right away. I will definitely be using it throughout my years of teaching! I am so excited to start using it come August. It also contains lots of great information that is great to know as not only an educator, but also a parent.
Yes, absolutely I would recommend this book to my colleagues. Of the many GT courses I have taken this is the most helpful. Not only have I learned a lot about teaching GT students, I know am armed with practical and useful tools and strategies that can easily be planned and implemented. I also feel like I have gained some tools for students that are not GT. I really like the many reproducible and forms provided in the book.
I would definitely recommend this book. To get teachers, etc. to understand it usefulness, I would have them read the book's introduction and conclusion first. It is a book packed with useful ideas and tools that can be put into practice immediately.
I would recommend this book to fellow teachers. I think that the book not only put forth theories about best practices to educated gifted and talented children, but provided materials to support thinking that teachers can use in their classrooms. This book identified how using these practices not only benefits GT students, but allows all students to work in a classroom that values research and curiosity. The book made me pause and think "Oh, I can do that in my classroom!"