Ordinary Gifted Children: The Power and Promise of Individual Attention

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This is the Remarkable Story of the Hoffmann School for Individual Attention, where the principal believed in a diverse, challenging, and challenged group of students-with extraordinary results. With a definition of gifted that included all children, Ann Hoffmann embraced students that other schools had failed, and she helped them not just to learn, but to learn to love learning. Written with candor and humor by renowned arts educator (and Ann Hoffmann's daughter) Jessica Hoffmann Davis, this portrait will ...

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This is the Remarkable Story of the Hoffmann School for Individual Attention, where the principal believed in a diverse, challenging, and challenged group of students-with extraordinary results. With a definition of gifted that included all children, Ann Hoffmann embraced students that other schools had failed, and she helped them not just to learn, but to learn to love learning. Written with candor and humor by renowned arts educator (and Ann Hoffmann's daughter) Jessica Hoffmann Davis, this portrait will resonate with anyone who has known or been a champion of children. This fascinating narrative addresses the timeless features of teaching and learning with important implications for how we think about curriculum, instruction, and classroom life.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807750971
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Series: 0
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Ordinary Gifted Children 7

Consciousness 7

Diversity 15

Empathy 22

Pain 29

2 School as Home 39

Porous Boundaries 39

Home Schooling 46

Familial Arts 53

Mother-in-Charge 60

3 Destiny and Transition 67

This Is America 67

Change in Leadership 74

Refraining the School 82

Parents and Property 92

4 Ordinary Gifted Educator 100

A Knowledgeable Friend 100

The Child's Champion 111

Deceptive Simplicity 119

She Was the School 127

5 Behind the Door 138

Her Warm Nest 138

Social Roots 144

The Question of Religion 151

My Noble Friend 159

6 Making Sense 165

Personal Matters 165

Ann's Imprint 177

Sitting Among Children 182

The Dream 187

Notes 193

About the Author 195

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