Intelligent Life in the Classroom: Smart Kids and Their Teachers

Intelligent Life in the Classroom: Smart Kids and Their Teachers

by Karen L. J. Isaacson
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Intelligent Life in the Classroom: Smart Kids and Their Teachers by Karen L. J. Isaacson, Tamara J. Fisher

Multiple Award-Winner! This little gem of a book for teachers will provide lots of laughs, as well as many insights into the nature, quirks, and vulnerabilities of gifted, talented, creative kids. Each chapter focuses on one of the common traits of gifted children—for example, sensitivity, intellectual curiosity, perfectionism, sense of humor, and more. It includes information about teacher traits that are helpful in order to successfully educate gifted children. New gifted teachers, as well as seasoned ones, and coordinators of gifted programs will want to read this book for fresh insight into how gifted children behave in the classroom. Some professors use this book as a supplemental text in their courses in gifted education.

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BN ID: 2940013106611
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/05/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 814 KB

About the Author

Karen Isaacson is the mother of five weird and wonderful gifted children. She grew up surrounded by siblings and relatives who were equally as quirky and has learned through much experience that “different is good.” Karen is the author of the award-winning books Raisin’ Brains: Surviving My Smart Family and Life in the Fast Brain: Keeping Up with Gifted Minds. She has presented her humorous take on parenting gifted children at state and national conferences. She currently lives in southwestern Montana, where she enjoys gardening, antiques, and plenty of laughter. Karen is married to a left-brained perfectionist-in-denial who is supportive of every creative activity she chooses to pursue. You can learn more about Karen at

Tamara Fisher is the K-12 gifted education specialist for a school district located on an Indian reservation in northwestern Montana. Tamara made her first mark on the world of gifted education as an undergraduate when she co-created a volunteer mentor program matching gifted college students with gifted youth—a program that still exists today. She serves as the Northwest Regional Representative on the Executive Board of Montana AGATE (Association of Gifted and Talented Education). Tamara earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Montana State University–Bozeman and her M.A. in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut. She has presented at many local, state, and national gifted education conferences. Her hobbies include building houses, drawing, hiking, four-wheeling, and spending time with family and friends.

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