NAGC Select books are a series of concise, informative booklets on topics and issues in education. Intended as a service to practicing educators and/or families, they are designed for the non-researcher who needs to know the basics of a particular topic in education. The books have a consistent format: an intro on the importance of the topic, three to five sections explaining what we know and how it translates into practice, a conclusion/summary and five to seven key resources on the topic, with annotations.
The books are available on Amazon in e-book or print-on-demand formats.
Parenting Gifted Children for Optimal Development by Stephen T. Schroth and Jason A. Helfer
Schroth and Helfer help parents answer some of the questions that often arise from raising a gifted child. You will find answers to "Am I expecting too much from my child?" and "How can I balance my child's needs and the family's needs?" and many more.
Self-regulation and the Underachieving Gifted Learner by Alicia M. Welch, Jennifer L. Roth, Hillary H. Steiner, and Martha Carr
Underachievement by gifted children may result from a lack of self-regulation -- a combination of motivational, cognitive, and social emotional factors. The authors discuss how to work with advanced learners to develop their ability to self-regulate to improve academic achievement.
Psychological Foundations of the Arts: Understanding and Encouraging Artistic Expression in the Early Grades by Erin Morris Miller and Rachael Sloan
This book provides an introduction for classroom teachers to the psychological study of the arts and how they can use this knowledge in their classroom.
Early Entrance to College as an Option for Highly Gifted Adolescents by Alexander Pagnani
Pagnani discusses the history of early entrance to college, how it can be beneficial for gifted adolescents, and suggests questions to ask if you and your student are considering this option.
The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students by Tracy Missett
Presents the overall picture of positive social and emotional health for many gifted students in terms of self-perceptions, motivation, supportive relationships, and resiliency, and how high intelligence may protect against emotional challenges.
Exploring Homeschooling for Your Gifted Learner by Suki Wessling
Parents of gifted learners may hear about homeschooling and the potential benefits. Here you will find background information, descriptions of various homeschool approaches, benefits and challenges, and references for further reading.