NAGC Select Series

Available for Kindle and in Paperback

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 are available on Amazon in e-book or print-on-demand formats.


Early Childhood Gifted Education: Fostering Talent Development by Nancy Hertzog and Ann Gadzikowski
Early Childhood Education is unique in that it happens wherever there are young children -- at home, in school, in the community.  How do we honor the needs of the young child when they are ready for more challenging learning than their peers?  Hertzog and Gadzikowski look at ways to address high-potential and high-ability while helping the child through her normal childhood development

Needs and Approaches for Educators and Parents of Gifted Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Students by Terence P. Friedrichs, Teresa R. Manzella, and Robert Seney
The authors advise parents, teachers, and community members  how help gifted LGBT students overcome societal challenges to become achieving, successful adults.

Second Language Learning for the Gifted: Connection & Communication for the 21st Century by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Bronwyn MacFarlane, and Ariel Baska
The demands of second language learning are perfectly suited to gifted children and ensure understanding of the bigger world. The authors describe how accelerated language instuction can be included in the classrrom and throughout the academic K-12 career to add challenge and depth to gifted learning.

  • 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. NAGC Self Regul 72dpi.jpg

  • 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.  Watch the webinar with Tracy Missett and George Betts

  • 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.

  • 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  ducation. View a video conversation with the authors on the NAGC YouTube channel.
  • Parenting Gifted Children for Optimal Development by Stephen T. Schroth and Jason A. HelferNAGC Parenting 72dpi.jpg
    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 Underachiveing 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.