Reflections of an Intentional Teacher: Reflections on Round 1 of Genius Hour

The Genius Hour bulletin board has blue post-its that state passion ideas, yellow post-its that state product ideas, green post-its that state what they enjoy about Genius Hour, and purple post-it notes that state what they learned

This month’s Education Update feature, “Six Strategies for Challenging Gifted Learners,” reminds us that high-ability students have unique needs, too.

This month’s Education Update feature, “Six Strategies for Challenging Gifted Learners,” reminds us that high-ability students have unique needs, too. This will help me to reach my most able students in my very diverse classroom this year.

Yes! You can challenge your gifted kids! With this list of 100 Games for Gifted kids.

Challenge your students with 100 games for gifted kids.

How to Keep Gifted Students Engaged and Learning - amazing blog post written from the perspective of a gifted kid!! Must read!

How to Keep Gifted Students Engaged and Learning - written from the perspective of a former gifted kid. Man, can I relate!

How can you differentiate instruction for the gifted learner?  Use these three proven ways to guide your instruction and you will see results!

3 Proven Ways to Differentiate Instruction for the Gifted Learner in a Data-Driven Society

Use these ideas to engage the high-level thinkers in your classroom.

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Teaching Gifted Students

Sixth graders are new to middle school, and they exude an exuberant, bubbly confidence. They’re a pleasure (if sometimes a challenge) to teach, and these 50 tips and ideas from the WeAreTeachers Helpline and around the Web are great to […

Here's a terrific teacher letter to parents that explains depth and complexity and how this is used in gifted education.

Terrific teacher letter to parents that explains depth and complexity and how this is used in gifted education

40 Sites To Bookmark if Your Child is Gifted Parents of a gifted and twice-exceptional (2E) children.... you're going to want to bookmark these pages!

40 Sites To Bookmark if Your Child is Gifted

Click the Pin to Take the Indigo Children TestFind out if you are a Indigo Child or Adult 40 Sites To Bookmark if Your Child is Gifted: Here are the top 40 gifted and twice-exceptional websites from this school psych and mom to a child.

★ ★ Gifted and Talented - Time Travel Research and Design Project★ ★ The purpose of this unit is for students to investigate the philosophies of time and time travel. The students will apply this information to designing their

Gifted and Talented Unit - Time Travel Research and Design Project

Gifted and Talented - Time Travel Research and Design Project: Students will investigate the philosophies of time and time travel. The students will apply this information to designing their own time travel vehicle and method.

"Gifted kids don't need MORE work, they need MORE MEANINGFUL work." Amazing blog post with great tips and DOs and DON'Ts of how to keep the gifted students in your classroom engaged and learning

WORKING WITH GIFTED AND TALENTED DOs and DON'Ts of how to keep the gifted students in your classroom engaged and learning. The author provides first hand advice with cool twists on everyday assignments.

Free Resource! What is an effective way to get your students thinking at a deeper level? Let me share what works well for my students on a blog post at Minds in Bloom! After you read the post and you think it will fit well with your class, there will be a link to download it for free! ROCKIN RESOURCES

How to Encourage High-Level Thinking

Lesson Plans for any book pages) List of Character Traits for student notebooks pages) Possible Themes poster or printable Evidence Web Critique Questions pages) Reasoning Web Example questions Book Response Reasoning Printable ROCKIN RESOURCES

This Carnival and Roller Coaster mini-unit was developed for a Gifted and Talented classroom, but could also be used in the regular classroom. It is designed for grades 3-5 but could be adapted for other grades as well. Every activity is common core aligned and the standards are listed on each activity intro page.

Gifted and Talented Curriculum - Carnival Roller Coaster Unit Third Fourth Fifth

This Carnival and Roller Coaster mini-unit was developed for a Gifted and Talented classroom, but could also be used in the regular classroom. It is designed for grades 3-5 but could be adapted for other grades as well. Every activity is common core aligned and the standards are listed on each activity intro page.

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