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The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids eBook
How to Plan, Manage, and Evaluate Programs for Gifted Youth K–12
Jim Delisle, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Lewis 
The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids eBook

The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids is available exclusively as an eBook. View where you can purchase the eBook.  

Being a gifted education teacher has always posed special challenges. In their first book together, two veteran educators of the gifted give teachers the information, advice, and encouragement they need. They explain how to set the foundation for a gifted program; how to evaluate, identify, and select students; how to plan and implement a range of programming options (including differentiated instruction in the regular classroom, ability grouping, pull-out classes, special classes for gifted students, weighted grades, and others); and how to conduct ongoing program evaluation.

Chapters cover why and how to network and build support among parents, other teachers, and students, and how to develop survival skills needed at a time when gifted education is questioned, threatened, and underfunded. 

This all-in-one resource is recommended for beginning and experienced teachers and for program coordinators and administrators. Featured in the book:

  • seasoned advice on writing a mission or philosophy statement, setting program goals, turning skeptics into stakeholders, and avoiding pitfalls
  • proven ways to help gifted students cope with the personal challenges they face
  • insights into building alliances with other teachers, administrators, and parents
  • real-life examples and first-person stories from teachers and coordinators
  • a glossary of terms related to gifted education
  • extensive lists of annotated resources for educators, parents, and students
  • ready-to-use reproducible forms with surveys, checklists, and a gifted program action plan—both in the book and on the accompanying CD-ROM


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176 pages, softcover, black and white, 8½" x 11", Teachers of gifted students, Grades K-12, ISBN 978-1-57542-116-2

  • Legacy Book Award Winner, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

“Comprehensive information and advice for gifted education teachers, and suggestions for challenging gifted students in the regular classroom.” —Library Media Connection

“Real-life examples, anecdotes, tips for success, and reproducibles provide step-by-step guidance for setting up an accelerated learner program. Includes glossary and a list of print resources, Web sites and organizations.” —Teacher Librarian

Related materials:
Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom
Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D. 
The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model
Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D. 

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