Engaging and Challenging Gifted Students: Tips for Supporting Extraordinary Minds in Your Classroom (ASCD Arias)

Engaging and Challenging Gifted Students: Tips for Supporting Extraordinary Minds in Your Classroom (ASCD Arias)

by Jenny Grant Rankin


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Though nearly 5 million students can be characterized as gifted and talented in the United States, many exceptional learners “fly under the radar.” Because they are not appropriately challenged in the general classroom, they never meet their full potential—in school or in life.

Author Jenny Grant Rankin equips general classroom teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms.

Learn how to

  • recognize the challenges of each child,
  • identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and
  • adjust your teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Filled with useful strategies and poignant personal accounts, this book gives you the “meat” of what you need to prevent those students who need to be challenged and engaged from slipping through the cracks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416623342
Publisher: ASCD
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Series: ASCD Arias Series
Pages: 60
Sales rank: 189,872
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin teaches the Post Doc Masterclass at University of Cambridge annually but lives most of the year in the U.S. writing books for educators and researchers. She is a Mensan with a Ph.D. in Education and presents regularly and internationally (e.g., her TED Talk at TEDxTUM). Her appearances include National Public Radio (NPR) and popular broadcasts. Dr. Rankin’s many honors include winning Teacher of the Year and being honored multiple times by the U.S. White House (for example, the American flag was once flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in Dr. Rankin's honor). Her complete bio is available at www.JennyRankin.com/bio, and she can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JennyGRankin (@JennyGRankin).

Table of Contents

Identify Gifted Students
Recognize Intensities for What They Are
Engage Each Child
Challenge Each Child
Catch Hidden Challenges
Final Thoughts
Related Resources
About the Author

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