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Teaching for High Potential has a wealth of material related to populations of students from diverse backgrounds.  Explore feature articles and special columns below to uncover what THP authors and columnists have to say.  Use the issue reference at the end of the title to access the issue in which the article is featured in the THP Issue Library.

Students From Diverse Backgrounds      Twice Exceptionalities

Students From Diverse Backgrounds  

Clearing a Path to Achievement for Low-Income, High-Ability Learners    Fall 2012  
by Green, N. 
A firsthand look and perspective in reaction to the National Research Summit on Low-Income, High-Ability Learners, held in Washington, DC, May 30-31, 2012.

A Model Program: The Meyerhoff Scholars                                                       Summer 2012  
by Davis, J. L.
The Meyerhoff Scholars Program was designed to dispel the myths about the lack of intellectual ability and drive of minority group students to be successful in challenging STEM programs. Read about the highlights of over 20 years of success.

Curriculum Connection: Curriculum Planning for Low-Income Learners: An Interview with Dr. Tamra Stambaugh
by Beasley, J.                                                                                                             Winter 2011
Dr. Tamra Stambaugh comments on the specific needs of the impoverished GT student in terms of reoccurring themes in the research as well as some core design elements.

View from the National Office: Making a Difference for Promising Learners
by Green, N.                                                                                                              Spring 2012
How the Javits-Frasier Teachers Scholarship Program recognizes teachers, counselors, and other educators in Title I schools who support disadvantage GT youth.

Project EXCITE: Implications for Educators of Gifted Minority Students    Spring 2009
by Reed, M.
African American and Hispanic youth are exposed to enriching educational experiences, over time and with like peers, to build a  sense of  "scholar identity".

View from the National Office: What a Picture is Worth                                Fall 2011
by Green, N. 
An overview of the significant points of the NAGC and CEC Senate briefing about the TALENT Act, which is designed to sponsor research, professional development, and accountability for gifted learners.

Our Powers Combined: Meeting the Needs of the Multicultural Gifted Students through Collaborative Teaching and Counseling                                                                                                                Spring 2011
by Walker, S.         
Ways to support GT students with high degrees of emotional sensitivity through key activities and collaboration with school counselors and regular education teachers.

Benefits of Providing Enrichment to High-Potential Students from Low Income Families       
by Miller, R.                                                                                                                Summer 2011
Underprivileged GT youth participate in Project Hope, Purdue University's enrichment outreach program with successful outcomes. Tips are provided for a startup program in your area.

Empowering Teachers to Recognize and Develop Giftedness in All Schools: The TALENT Act       
by Davis, J. L.                                                                                                             Fall 2011
A point by point explanation of the H.R. 1674/ S.857  To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nations Teachers (TALENT) Act.

Creating 'Safe Haven' Schools for Targeted Populations of Gifted Learners         
by Davis, J. L.                                                                                                             Winter 2012
Looking at ways to meet the needs of three disenfranchised GT groups--rural, African-American males and GLBTT students by making classes safe places to be and learn.


Twice-Exceptional Learners: Implications for the Classroom
                     Spring 2007
by Assouline, S.G.   
The survey results of the Iowa Twice-Exceptional Project in terms of different teacher type's understanding of the needs of this specialized population of GT students from the perspective of programming. 

Turbulent Minds: Gifted, ADD, or Both                                                                 Fall 2007
by Webb, N. 
Ways to tease out if stated classroom behaviors stem from being GT, LD, or both in terms of diagnosis.

Teaching for High Potential: Minimizing the Impact of Asperger's Syndrome in the Classroom: Practical Tips for Educators                                                                                                                  Fall 2011
by McBride, T.        
A father refection upon the learning characteristics of his son with Asperger's and offers corresponding tips for teachers in how to reach children with this syndrome.

Teaching Billy: Motivating a High Potential Student with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties         
by Davis, D.                                                                                                              Spring 2009
The tentative success story of reaching out to a behavior disordered GT student by modifying instruction, using behavioral contracts, and positive support.

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