GIFTED EDUCATION RESOURCES
 

CONTESTS

Future Problem Solving:  www.fpsp.org
Knowledge Master Open:  www.greatauk.com
Math Olympiads:  www.moems.org
National Geographic Society Geography Bee:  www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee
Scripts National Spelling Bee: 
www.spellingbee.com

Links to:

Characteristics of Gifted Students

Myths and Truths about Gifted Students

 

WEBSITES

Hoagies Gifted Education Page
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page offers resources and links for Parents, for Educators, Counselors, Administrators and other Professionals, and for Kids & Teens.

Idaho State Department of Education - Gifted Education
http://www.sde.state.id.us/giftedtalented/

Great Potential Press
www.giftedbooks.com

Award-winning books for parents, teachers, and educators of gifted, talented, and creative children.

Gifted Education Research Papers
http://www.nexus.edu/au/teachstud/gat/papers.htm

Idaho Statewide Advocates for Gifted Education
http://www.itag-sage.org/

 


BOOKS WE RECOMMEND

Basco, Monica Ramirez.  Never Good Enough.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 1999.
Basco explains how to recognize and challenge the counterproductive thinking, oversimplifications and overblown expectations of perfectionists, and includes a chapter on how to live with one.”  - Mike Maza,
the Dallas Morning News

Cross, Tracy L.  On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children.  Waco:  Prufrock Press, Inc.,  2001.
The author is a parent of gifted children and a researcher in the field of gifted education.  This book, a compilation of his columns from Gifted Child Today, is a common sense approach to dealing with counseling and parenting issues. 

Delisle, James R.  Barefoot Irreverence:  A Guide to Critical Issues in Gifted Child Education.  Waco:  Prufrock Press, 2002.
James Delise has consistently been one of the most unique and influential voices in gifted child education.  This book is a compilation of 50 articles and essays he has written for publication over the past 20 years.

Dinkmeyer, Don and Lewis Losoncy.  The Skills of Encouragement:  Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others.  New York:  St. Lucie Press, 1996.

Galbraith, Judy.  The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide.  Minneapolis:  Free Spirit Publishing, 1999.
Written by gifted kids for gifted kids in a question and answer format, this book addresses many of the questions gifted children may have about why they think and learn the way they do.

Gardner, Howard.  Frames of Mind:  The Thoery of Multiple Intelligences. New York:  Harper Collins Publishers, 1983.

Gardner, Howard.  Multiple intelligences:  The Theory in Practice. New York:  Harper Collins Publishers, 1993.

Kerr, Barbara and Sanford J. Cohn.  Smart Boys:  Talent, Manhood and the Search for Meaning.  Scottsdale:  Great Potential Press, Inc., 2001.
The authors describe the issues faced by our brightest boys and men.  They offer insights based on their own research and studies done by others.

Kerr, Barbara.  Smart Girls:  A New Psychology of Girls, Women and Giftedness.  Scottsdale:  Great Potential Press, Inc., 1994.
This book provides a twenty year longitudinal perspective on the development of gifted females.  Kerr gives new insights and offers practical ideas for parents, teachers and counselors.

Silverman, Linda (editor).  Counseling the Gifted and Talented.  Denver:  Love Publishing Company, 2000.
Twelve authors contribute to this excellent resource on gifted education.  It addresses characteristics and needs of gifted students, programming options and counseling models.

Rogers, Karen.  Re-forming Gifted Education:  Matching the Program to the Child.  Scottsdale:  Great Potential Press, Inc., 2001.
Dr. Rogers analyzes research in gifted education conducted over the past century.  She describes the various types of gifted children, options for programming, what works and what does not.

Webb, James T. and Arlene R. DeVries.  Gifted Parent Groups:  The SENG Model.  Scottsdale:  Gifted Psychology Press, Inc., 1998.
This book is a training manual for parents or educators who want to facilitate guided discussion groups for parents of talented youngsters.