Pocket PAL: Successful Provision for Able and Talented Children

Pocket PAL: Successful Provision for Able and Talented Children

by Barry Teare

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$14.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855391543
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/09/2006
Series: Pocket PAL Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 1.11(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Barry Teare is respected in the field of effective learning for the able and talented. For many years he has been involved in teacher training concerned with provision for able and talented children, and has worked with these children in many areas of the country. He was recently a member of the government's advisory group in this field.

Table of Contents


Introduction

1. Underlying principles

Rationale

A suitable curriculum

A single target

An ethos of success and achievement

A choice of contract

Working well with parents

Recognition of all types of ability

Differentiation

Acceleration or fast tracking

Case studies

The vital link

Combating the underachievement of able pupils

The starting point and number of steps in a process

Finding time

Homework

Different working methods

Suitable reading

2. Thinking skills

Visual thinking

On the move

Length and style appropriate to the purpose

Question-and-answer sessions

Group work

Problem solving

Classification

Evaluation

Prediction

Abstract thinking

Creativity

Numeracy

Lateral thinking problems

Logical thinking

3. Enrichment

Matrix problems

Detective work

Codes

Wordplay

Dictionary and thesaurus

Homonyms

Crosswords

Proverbs

Crossing subject boundaries

Poetry across the curriculum

Putting the fun into learning

Picture books

4. Final thoughts and answers

Putting on curriculum glasses

Going on from here

Answers

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