Articles from the Wall Street Journal, University of North Carolina, Davidson Gifted, and Psychology Today mingle with YouTube videos, Flickr pictures, and teacher blogs in this resource wrap up. Dive into everything from curiosity to math doodling!
Looking for some ways to challenge your advanced mathematicians? If you’d like to keep them on the same topic as the rest of your class, consider increasing the complexity of your current unit. If they’re in need of more advanced curriculum to keep their creativity flowing, try to bring in novel ways of looking at math.
Like all HM comprehension skills, “Making Inferences” appears yearly beginning in kindergarten, so I know my 6th graders have had practice, and may have mastered, the skill. To differentiate, I turned to Sandra Kaplan’s model of “thinking like a disciplinarian.” Students will be expected to think from the perspective of an expert, making well-informed inferences.
At NAGC, I experienced Dr. Joseph Renzulli’s whirlwind tour through the concept of social capital and its importance for gifted students. Gifted students will become leaders, how can we help them become leaders who benefit society.
Nine helpful links to gifted education resources. This time you’ll find an interview with Dr. Tomlinson, ten great blogs, math resources, Anti-Happy Meal legislation, powerpoint advice, and “would you rather” questions.
At NAGC2010, I attended a session about social and emotional focused on self-evaluation or “sharpening the saw.” Rather than simply offering vague recommendations for students to “get in touch with their emotions,” Tim Gott introduced a very practical pathway to assist children in assessing their own emotions.
My first post from NAGC 2010. A high-caliber panel of scientists discusses the importance of curiosity for our gifted students.
The sessions I’ll be a part of for NAGC 2010.
Eight ideas for your gifted classroom. Computational thinking, unbelievable origami, stop-motion animation, divergent first graders, untranslatable words, basketball math, and conference handouts! A bounty of links.
In 6th grade, Houghton Mifflin’s Theme Two begins with the comprehension strategy of “Fact and Opinion.” A quick pre-assessment shows that my class has a solid grasp on the difference between fact and opinion, so how can I up-level my instruction? I realized that my students had an assumption that facts are “good” and opinions are “bad.” So my differentiated lesson became centered on challenging this belief.