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.
Engaging and Challenging Curriculum: Supporting Advanced and Gifted Learners by Jennifer G. Beasley, Christine Briggs, Leighann Pennington, Marcia B. Imbeau
How can we develop, select, and implement challenging curriculum for our gifted students when the "standard" curriculum is not a good fit? Learn the key features of challenging curriculum as defined by researcher in the field of gifted education.
Exploring Homeschooling for Your Gifted Learner by Suki Wessling
Parents of gifted learners may hear about homeschooling and the potential benefits, but what do they need to know in order to develop a strategy to evaluate homeschooling for their gifted child/ren? NAGC Select’s Exploring Homeschooling for your Gifted Learner helps parents get started by presenting background information and descriptions on the benefits and challenges of homeschooling, outlining various homeschool approaches, and offering references for further reading.
This book explains the continuous learning needs of high-ability learners and offers research-based, high-yield instructional strategies, curricular modifications, assessments, and social-emotional interventions that effectively enhance gifted students’ success.
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.