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Winter 2006

The Difference is Resilience: When Trouble Hits Close to Home

Dr. Maureen Neihart discusses some strategic steps we can take when our students experience trouble in their lives or demonstrate heightened awareness about issues in the news.  Building on research in resilience, Dr. Neihart helps to put theory into practice and offers resources that educators can use.

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The Seven Components of Successful Programs for Mathematically Gifted Children

What do you do with a third grader who spends his evenings computing baseball statistics?  How do you challenge a sixth grader who love to talk about the big ideas in math and always seems to finish her work before her classmates?  These and many other questions are answered in Ed Zaccaro's article on developing a successful program for mathematically gifted children.

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Tiered Instruction: Beginning the Process

Tiering is a readiness-based approach designed to help all learners work with the same essential information, ideas, and skills-but at a degree of difficulty "just a little too hard" for each learner.  In this article, Dr. Bertie Kingore summarizes the beginning steps in planning tiered instruction and the benefits for teacher and student. 

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Providing Kids with Challenge in Science: Scientists-In-Schools

The "Javits Works" column is designed to showcase success stories and research-based best practices from the only federal program that supports gifted education, the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program. The Javits Act funds the work of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) and 28 additional research projects, reaching gifted and talented students and teachers in over 20 states. This article by Dr. Dorothy Sisk outlines a project in Beaumont, Texas designed to engage and challenge students from backgrounds frequently underrepresented and underserved in science programs.

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