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El-Abd, Maria – Gifted Education International, 2019
How can teachers adapt the curriculum to help advanced learners attain expertise? An abundance of research exists on the topic of expertise, exploring the traits students exhibit as they progress from the initial stages of novice-like uncertainty to the more confident stages of expertise. However, fewer researchers have demonstrated how teachers…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Skill Development, Expertise, Student Development
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Kneller, Shmuel – Gifted Education International, 2012
This article is not comprehensive. It aims at encouraging all teachers of mathematics "to look behind the subject matter" and to probe what educational values it contains. More examples can easily be found. Suffice it to say that when Pythagoras proved his famous theorem, mankind "discovered" that the square root of 2 is an irrational number. The…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Mathematics Teachers, Arithmetic, Mathematics Instruction
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Hebert, Thomas P. – Gifted Education International, 2010
Through reflection on his years as an enrichment teacher in Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) programs, the author describes significant ways the social and emotional development of his students was shaped by their involvement in enriched teaching and learning. Through portraits of his students engaged in Type II and Type III enrichment, the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Enrichment, Emotional Development
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
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
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
Lo, Deborah Eville – Gifted Education International, 1991
This article presents practical suggestions for using international children's literature to introduce an international curriculum to children. A list of the children's books winning the annual Mildred L. Batchelder award (for the most outstanding translated children's book) since 1968 is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
Thomas, Peter – Gifted Education International, 1994
Differences in girls' and boys' writing are felt to stem from cultural experiences relating to their reading and viewing. The aim of teachers should not be to produce degendered narrative but to encourage the complementary components of assertiveness, reflectiveness, and awareness of opposed values in both boys' and girls' writing. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Gifted
Hannel, Glynis – Gifted Education International, 1990
A case study is presented of an eight-year-old girl who, despite very high intelligence in general, exhibited underachievement in math. By modifying her self-defeating definitions of task difficulty, educators and her parents were able to encourage her and improve her math achievement to be commensurate with her general intelligence. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Expectation
Smyth, William Douglas – Gifted Education International, 1990
This article identifies flaws within current writing programs for gifted and talented students and lists necessary content, process, and product modifications, all of which can be implemented in either pull-out programs or regular classrooms. Recent literature on writing instruction reform is reviewed. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Gifted
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