Lisa Van Gemert gave me a copy of her new book: Living Gifted. Here’s what’s inside…
One of the most significant barriers to differentiating for gifted learners is a misunderstanding of the purpose of grade-level standards. People see grade-level standards as a maximum. The truth is the complete opposite.
Offering students choice looks like differentiation (since they are doing something different), but I just don’t think it cuts the mustard. Here’s why…
In this section, we introduce two more prompts of depth and complexity: ethics and multiple perspectives.
In this section, we’ll learn about two more prompts of Depth and Complexity that pair beautifully: Rules and Patterns. Because they share some similarities, I like to introduce them together and lean heavily on what makes Rules and Patterns different. Patterns The Patterns thinking tool prompts students to look for repeating elements within a topic […]
When introducing the prompts of Depth and Complexity, I like to begin with Big Idea and Details. Here are some ways you could get started with these two thinking tools.
In this “Rethinking Giftedness” video the filmmakers make a claim that gifted programs cause fixed mindsets. The three questions I immediately wondered were: Where is the research? How were the students in this video selected? Did they visit any great gifted programs? Let’s dig into it. Where Is The Research? The video and its accompanying […]