A quick review of Ken Smith’s book “Engaging Gifted Readers & Writers.” Definitely worth checking out!
All AboutMy Book Recommendations
Book reviews, roundups, and recommendations written by me, as opposed to being crowd-sourced.
After it was recommended dozens of times, I finally read The Mysterious Benedict and I wish I had read it sooner!
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.
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.
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.
The internet is a treasure trove of fascinating and inspirational reading material, but how can we keep track of it all? Here are three tools that I use to tame the wild web and set up digital reading system.
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.
My friends Kathryn Haydon and Gina Danley recently authored a book along with Joan Smutny and Olivia Bolaños, titled Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students. As someone who taught in Southern California, I’m glad to see them addressing this need.
A few years ago, my young niece picked up interesting coloring book while we vacationed in Mammoth Lakes, CA. This is no “stay within the lines” book, however. Titled Scribbles, this book is filled with nearly 400 creative, divergent, and open-ended thinking tasks.
“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!