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Gifted and Talented Pocketbook [Paperback]

Barry Hymer , Phil Hailstone
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11 May 2009 1906610010 978-1906610012
Gifted and talented education is at a crossroads. Turn right and speed off down the motorway, only to be frustrated by the rush-hour traffic of identification, strategies, tests, labels, targets and anxious children. Turn left on to the road less travelled, and there's no crazed rush to a destination; rather a journey during which you can stop off frequently, take in the views, and enjoy the sensations and experiences that come with a focus on the processes, not just the products of learning. The Gifted & Talented Pocketbook turns left at the crossroads. Using cartoons, diagrams, and visual prompts to support the text, it offers teachers a coherent framework for G&T education, including five learning tools for running classrooms where all pupils are stretched, challenged and motivated and where gifts are created and grown, not identified and measured. The book considers definitions of giftedness, whether gifts are 'caught' or taught and whether giftedness is fixed or malleable. It highlights the role of intrinsic learning motivation when it comes to achieving high levels of success. The Grace framework - Grow! Relate! Act! Challenge! Exert! - offers ideas for lessons, implications for policy and explains how to use five learning tools to stimulate considered, reflective learning: Logo Visual Thinking, Philosophy for Children, Thinking Actively in a Social Context, Dilemma-Based Learning, and Living Theory Action Research. Author Barry Hymer, a former teacher and ed. psych., is now a consultant and trainer in the field of gifted and talented education. He is consultant editor of Gifted Education International and a visiting fellow at Newcastle University's Centre for Learning and Teaching.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Management Pocketbooks (11 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906610010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906610012
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 14.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I love this book. I read it from cover to cover in an afternoon and was truly inspired. I think everyone connected with learning, not just gifted education, should read it. Taking the belief that "talents" are there to be grown rather than hoped for as a "gift" from genetics or God, Barry Hymer shows the reader how to support ALL learning. If you are a parent, teacher or anyone interested in learning - PLEASE read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource 17 Aug 2012
By Janeeo
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I ordered this after being made G&T co-ordinator. It starts by saying that the past thinking that a certain percentage of children in particular cohort are MAG&T is not relevant any more and all children should be taught in a way that encourages thinking skills and gives them the opportunity to display their talents. Lots of positive ideas and food for thought. It has given me a really good start in my new role.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mini Guide 21 July 2011
A good mini guide (if simplistic)/introduction to a G&T philosophy that can be shared with older children too. For more detailed information and background read Carol Dwek's original books/ papers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring! 25 Sep 2012
By Izzy
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I bought this after an Inset day on G&T. I've used ideas and theories in the classroom and find they really enhance lessons. Well worth the money.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Resource you don't really need 10 Jun 2014
By Madeline Stewart - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this hoping it would help me study for the TEXES GT supplemental exam. It had general information that is more or less common sense. I'll probably never look at it again. For my purposes, it was a waste of money.
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