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Morris, Elizabeth – Gifted Education International, 2002
A psychotherapist recounts her personal and professional development in concepts of self-esteem. The article considers core conditions for development of healthy self-esteem, the powerful effects wrought by teachers who create healthy emotional environments, emotional intelligence and emotional literacy, current initiatives to develop emotional…
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence
Leaper, David – Gifted Education International, 2002
This article describes how gifted primary children can play with and extend mathematical concepts when guided with appropriate leading questions that scaffold their explorations. Suggested activities help children explore binary numbers, triangular numbers, squares and square roots, prime numbers, fractions, percentage, ratios, calculator work,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Enrichment Activities, Experiential Learning, Gifted
Cheung, Wai Ming; Tsang, Hector W. H. – Gifted Education International, 2001
This article offers parents or teachers guiding gifted and talented students with a counseling model which uses the acronym of MOTHER to suggest intervention strategies including: Mentorship, Opportunities, inTegrity, High state of moral development, Emotional intelligence development, and Responsibility. Concepts of Chinese philosophy are also…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Children, Counseling Theories
Montgomery, Diane – Gifted Education International, 2001
This article considers the curriculum needs of academically gifted students from a British perspective. It discusses issues of learning transfer, learning needs, and developing educational services. It also proposes a cognitively challenging curriculum and teaching methods that can be implemented in an inclusive classroom setting. A pyramid of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Principles
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1984
The article presents practical guidelines to help in devising curriculum extension activities for gifted students. Three levels of planning curriculum extension materials are considered: (1) preliminary factors; (2) analysis of objectives, skills, and techniques; and (3) research on available resources. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Kerry, Trevor – Gifted Education International, 1984
The author reviews the research on quality of tasks set by 35 secondary teachers for their pupils and notes that the majority of tasks fell into the category of low cognitive demand. Preliminary results from a second study point out the importance of seeing task-setting as a critical teaching skill. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Task Analysis, Teaching Skills
Baines, Stephen – Gifted Education International, 1984
Impact Problem Solving, an approach to teaching gifted students, concentrates upon relevant skills rather than factual content, and teaches methodology of analyzing and clarifying the nature of problems, collecting the necessary data; thinking of all the possible solutions; and assessing, altering, and testing those suggestions to provide the most…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
Heaney, Liam F. – Gifted Education International, 1997
Briefly describes six interdisciplinary units of study within one advanced course on scientific and literary thought for secondary students. It identifies aims and objectives for the overall course and suggests activities and a reading list for each unit. Units are on metaphor, psychology, spirituality, mythology, chaos theory, and holism. (DB)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Gifted, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
Greenwood, Bill – Gifted Education International, 1997
Describes a technique for teaching history to gifted students in which the student selects a current event and then researches the event's historical connections as far back as possible. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
Menke, Cajetan J. – Gifted Education International, 1995
Collaborative teaching, wherein teachers trade classes for a determined period of time, is discussed and the benefits to gifted children explored. Trading classrooms allows teachers to share insights and fosters enthusiasm and teacher confidence. Benefits to gifted students include exposure to a variety of teaching styles and content. Successful…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Teacher Collaboration
Heaney, Liam F. – Gifted Education International, 1998
Discusses approaches to teaching mathematical problem solving in the context of number, including encouraging children to write number stories to consolidate their conceptual understanding and technical competence. The use of computers to explore mathematical concepts is discussed, and examples of how number squares can be used are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Parker, James R. – Gifted Education International, 1997
Briefly reviews the complexities surrounding the definition of giftedness and explores the problems of identification from the point of view of the regular classroom teacher. Discusses developing a definition, the behavior problems of gifted students, and the differences between bright children and gifted students. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Behavior Problems, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education
Greenwood, Bill – Gifted Education International, 1994
This article describes games appropriate for teaching spelling skills to underachieving gifted students. One game involves players dribbling a ball to letters attached to sticks driven into the ground, in a particular order that spells a word. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Learning Activities
Wallace, Belle; Pierce, Jenny – Gifted Education International, 1992
This first part of a two-part paper discusses how the conception of giftedness has been changing, the influences of home and school, characteristics of very able learners, and the understanding and support needed from parents and teachers. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence
Willings, David; Chamberlain, Nicholas J. – Gifted Education International, 1992
A double procedure for meetings is proposed: one dealing with general administrative matters and the other with "free association of ideas" to solve problems. Examples of problem solving by mentors of gifted underachievers illustrate the approach. (DB)
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Creative Thinking, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education
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