This book is a practical guide to implementing assessment strategies that will engage with and support children's learning, improve progress and raise confidence and self-esteem. It explains how formative assessment can be developed as an integral element of good classroom practice by taking the core themes of planning, sharing learning intentions, pupil self-evaluation, feedback and target setting, and placing them in the context of literacy, numeracy and the New Zealand curriculum. It also looks at the use of questioning as a too... read more
The highly practical ideas in this book are based on research that shows that using evidence to reflect on teaching practice can help teachers to improve student learning.
Proven, Practical ways to recognize and nurture young gifted children and create a learning environment that supports all students.
The best way to prepare children for the future is to teach them how to learn, and that's just what these projects do. Self-directed and teacher-supervised, they invite kids to explore beyond the core curriculum and build lifelong learning skills. Grades 1-5 includes 12 projects organized by theme -- Living Things, Numbers & Measurement, People & Places, and Research -- designed for three levels: lower, middle, and upper elementary. Grades 6 & UP includes 20 projects that develop complex thinking skills and build self-confidence. S... read more
Since 1992, Teaching Gifted Kids in The Regular Classroom has been the definitive guilde to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom. This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the proven best-seller includes new chapters on the characteristics of gifted students and paranting gifted kids. Throughout, the compacting and differentiating strategies that were the core of the first edition heve been greatly expanded. Also included are many new forms that teachers will use every day.
Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it's sometimes difficult to see past all that achievement and potential to the child, adolescent, or teen who may be filled with anxiety, pressured to be perfect, lonely, alienated, confused, and unsure of what the future might bring.
This book offers proven, practical suggestions for encouraging social and emotional growth among gifted, talented, and creative children and youth. The authors explain what giftedness means, how gifted kids are identified, and how ... read more
A comprehensive collection of essays designed to assist doctoral supervisors through candidate selection to thesis examination and post-doctoral life.Supervising Doctorates Downunder includes chapters on supervision-candidature agreements, ways to build effective supervision relationships, helping candidates write and think like a researcher, reviewing progress, oralpresentations, candidates? health concerns, negotiating intellectual property, working with Indigenous candidates, part-time candidature and workplace research, and pre... read more
Give children the best possible start with successful techniques to aid their ability to speak, count, write, solve problems and progress well at school. Let educational expert Ken Adams teach you how to support your child's learning with practical exercises, fun activities and ideas for interactive play. By understanding how babies and children learn, this book shows you how to motivate and improve school performance up to 11 years old.
Can you recognize and tell the difference between gifted and talented children? Do you know how to provide the support they need? Responding directly to current thinking in education, this book raises practitioners' expectations, and shows you how to identify children in your class as gifted and talented. Christine Macintyre addresses the nature/nurture debate in relation to gifted and talented children, and discusses related topics such as the norms of development and domains of learning.Essential reading for all primary teachers ... read more
As provision for gifted and talented children over the past decade has become more effective and better understood, this timely book brings together experts from around the world to share expertise and best practice to form an eclectic collection of the best approaches from different cultures. Each chapter: presents an overview of international perspectives on the issues of multi-cultural and gifted education; examines the critical issues related to cultural definitions of giftedness in programming for diverse gifted students; pres... read more
This follow-up to Shirley Clarke's hugely popular "Unlocking Formative Assessment" focuses on bringing it all together in the primary classroom - how to weave all the elements of formative assessment, coherently and manageably, into everyday teaching. Uniquely, this book develops whole-lesson examples to showcase the key elements of formative assessment in action. Each chapter defines powerful aspects of formative assessment which are then exemplified in a teacher's own short account of a real lesson or series of lessons: how to es... read more