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How the Gifted Brain Learns

How the Gifted Brain Learns - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1412971737

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ISBN13: 978-1412971737
ISBN10: 141297173X
Edition: 2ND 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Published: 2009
International: No

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How the Gifted Brain Learns - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412971737

David A. Sousa

ISBN13: 978-1412971737
ISBN10: 141297173X
Edition: 2ND 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

In the updated version of the best-selling How the Gifted Brain Learns , David A. Sousa brings the latest brain research into the classroom through practical strategies for engaging artistically and intellectually advanced learners. The author describes how to recognize and challenge gifted learners and what to do when gifted and talented students underachieve. Acknowledging that students are often gifted in specific subject areas, separate chapters are dedicated to language, mathematical, and artistic talent. Every chapter features up-to-date classroom examples for elementary and secondary classrooms. Readers will find it easy to immediately apply the research-based lessons in this book by referring to applications provided at the end of each chapter. This book clarifies prevailing myths about the nature of giftedness, discusses the realities of being gifted and talented, and answers questions such as: How different are the brains of gifted students from those of other students? Are schools adequately challenging gifted students today? If not, what can we do about it? How can we identify students who are both gifted and learning disabled, and how can we help them? How can improving programs for the gifted and talented benefit other students? What progress are we making in identifying underrepresented minorities for gifted programs?

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