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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
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
Willings, David; Greenwood, Bill – Gifted Education International, 1990
A program of intervention called therapeutic tutoring to help underachievers is described. Intervention centers around students' loci of control, through a process of identifying areas in which students feel empowered and relating academic experiences to these areas. Academic exercises based on Monopoly, cricket, rugby, soap operas, field hockey,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Games, Individual Power
Willings, David; Greenwood, Bill – Gifted Education International, 1993
This article considers the destructive effects of cynicism on creativity in gifted and talented students. It describes the use of a fictional character who responds to everything positive with an excessively cynical remark, to demonstrate to students the value of a more positive attitude. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted