“Orientation” is a unique sci-fi novel specifically written for gifted children as a tool for learning about their social and emotional needs. I’ll open with my highest praise: I wish someone had given me this book when I was in elementary school!
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Book reviews, roundups, and recommendations written by little old me (as opposed to being crowd-sourced).
There’s a type of gifted kid who is simply filled to the brim with “did you know” trivia. If you know a student like this, then have I got a book recommendation for you! “The Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things” explains how objects, customs, and sayings got their start.
Here’s some summer reading recommendations of books you can actually touch! No real theme to these, except that each one challenged my understanding of kids and made me rethink the way I approach learning.
I received a copy of the second book in the School For Gifted Potentials series: Revelations. This is a great book for kids, blending an interesting sci-fi world with an educational journey through the social emotional needs of gifted students.
With Halloween approaching, it’s a great time to expose students to some spooky classics. Lucky for us, many of these stories are in the public domain and freely available in many formats.
Ricci’s book builds on Dweck’s research and attacks the problem of the fixed mindset on all fronts, addressing the attitudes of students, but also of school staff and parents. But make sure you read Dweck’s work first.
After it was recommended dozens of times, I finally read The Mysterious Benedict and I wish I had read it sooner!
A quick review of Ken Smith’s book “Engaging Gifted Readers & Writers.” Definitely worth checking out!
My friend Kathryn Haydon recently released a book called Creativity For Everybody. It’s a very quick read and a nice overview of creativity. My favorite qualities of this book are: Each pair of pages stand on their own. You can flip anywhere and read the idea without being lost. In fact, the authors expressly encourage […]
One of my goals for 2015 was to read 48 books. Out of those, here are 3 that you might enjoy, and that tangentially relate to gifted education: