Teaching for High Potential

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Each issue of Teaching for High Potential (THP) is filled with practical guidance and classroom-based materials for educators striving to understand and challenge their high potential students. Open the pages to explore timely and applicable research-based practice that can be readily implemented.

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Articles

  • The Importance of Service-Identification Alignment, Joni Lakin
  • How to Start Blogging with Gifted Students, Bryan Kirby, Jessica Stargardter
  • Unlocking Integrated Curriculum for High School Gifted Learners, DJ Graham, Mila Rosa Carden
  • Virtual Real-World Research Projects to Engage Advanced Learners, Jennifer Hoffman

Columns

  • From the Editor: Picking Up Where We Left Off?, Jeff Danielian
  • iMathination: Practical Strategies for Fostering Mathematical Creativity—Part II, Kadir Bahar
  • Making Curriculum Matter: Being Sensitive to the Need for Student Thinking, Jann Leppien
  • The Digital Ecosystem: Navigating Controversial Issues, Kevin Besnoy
  • Special Populations: The Calm During a Storm, Erinn Fears Floyd, Javetta Jones Roberson
  • Sparks of Innovation: Fairy Tailes in the Classsroom—Using Old Stories to Teach New Concepts, Suzannah Henshon
  • Voices from the Trenches: Supporting African American Talent Development, Vincent Price

 

Feature Articles

  • Addressing the Emotional Needs of Gifted Perfectionists, Alexandra Y. Attinger
  • Infusing Authentic Mathematical Learning: Lessons Learned from Life and a Javits Project, Cindy Gilson, Tutita M. Casa, Jean Gubbins, Stacy M. Hayden, Micah N. Bruce-Davis
  • Connecting Critical Thinking to Technology Usage in the Virtual Classroom, Julia Nyberg, Misty LaCour, Laura Dee

Columns

  • From the Editor: It Begins with a Question, Jeff Danielian
  • iMathination: Practical Strategies for Fostering Mathematical Creativity—Part I, Kadir Bahar
  • Unwrapping the Gifted: Stress and the Gifted, Tamara Fisher Alley
  • The Digital Ecosystem: Creating Digital Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth, Kevin Besnoy
  • Buried Under Books: A Reader on Reading: It’s Awards Season, Susannah Richards
  • Special Populations: Culturally Responsive Online Advanced Level Classrooms, Erinn Fears Floyd, Javetta Jones Roberson
  • Socially Scientific: Teaching Science Through Card Games, Michelle Buchanan
  • Taking the Lead: Building Leadership from Within, Ruth Lyons

 

Cover of THP February 2022
Feature Articles
Columns
  • From the Editor: It's All About Identity, Jeff Danielian
  • iMathination: Mathematical Representatives to Foster Mathematical Creativity, Janine Firmender
  • Taking the Lead: Leading Through Learning Loss, Ruth Lyons
  • Socially Scientific: Teaching Science Through Games, Michelle Buchanan
  • Taking the Creative Leap: Does Being a Creative Teacher Teach Students to Think Creatively?, Sarah Sumners, Margaret E. Hines
  • Making Curriculum Matter: The "Narrative" Structure of Curriculum, Jann Leppien
  • Buried Under Books: A Reader on Reader. Supporting Literarcy with a Literacy Letter, Susannah Richards
  • Unwrapping the Gifted: Knowing When to Keep Your Mouth Shut, Tamara Fisher Alley
  • Sparks of Innovation: Discovering Dinosaurs in the Elementary Grades, Susannah Henshon
Cover of THP November 21
Feature Articles
  • Challenges of Returning to the Post-Pandemic Classroom, Tiphany Kane
  • Making Things 'Write:' Supporting Mathematically Promising Students, Tutita M. Casa, Samantha R. Schaef, Erica Abrogio
  • "Doc, I Want to Study the Pentagon Scandal:" What I Learned from a Gifted Student, Willard White
Columns
  • From the Editor: Communication and Collaboration, Jeff Danielian, Editor
  • Curriculum Cafe: Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted Learners, Elissa F. Brown
  • Special Populations: Anxiety and the Social Emotional Needs of Minoritized Gifted Students, Erinn Fears Floyd, Javetta Jones Roberson
  • Taking the Creative Leap: Using the TABs Scale to Encourage Creativity, Margaret E. Hines, Sarah Sumners
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Videotherapy in the Age of Online Learning, Quinn Austermann
  • Buried Under Books: A Reader on Reading: Altered Books as Objects of Art, Creativity, and Comprehension, Susannah Richards
  • Soaring High, Diving Deep, Bobby Belden, Brad Barndvoid
  • Socially Scientific: Communicating about Science Beyond the Classroom, Michelle Buchanan
THP Cover August 2021

Feature Articles

  • Makerspaces: Tinkering is Fun for Teachers, Too!, Anne M. Roberts
  • Beyond the Algorithm: Advancing Students with Mathematical Promise, Tutita M. Casa
  • Teaching Empathy in Your Elementary School Classroom, Suzanna E. Henshon

Columns

  • From the Editor: Looking Forward, Jeff Danielian
  • Special Populations: Begin with Equity in Mind, Erinn Fears Floyd, Javetta Jones Roberson
  • Curriculum Cafe: Core Teaching Strategies for Secondary Advanced Classrooms, Elissa F. Brown
  • Taking the Creative Leap: Life Beyond the Now: Using the Future to Navigate the Present, Margaret E. Hines, Sarah Sumners
  • Imathination: Promoting Mathematical Practices, Janine Firmender
  • Unwrapping the Gifted: A Really Smart Charlie Brown, Tamara Fisher Alley
  • The Digital Ecosystem: Re-Entering the Post COVID-19 Classroom, Kevin D. Besnoy
  • Teachers Engaging Parents: Myths About the Parents of Gifted Children, Todd Stanley
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Using Creativity to Cope in Times of Adversity, Lihong Xie
THP cover May 2021

Feature Articles 

  • Jumpstarting Your Students' Self-Advocacy, Deb Douglas
  • Choice Boards as a Curriculum Modification Technique, Jessica Stargarter
  • Become a Potions Master: Lessons Learned from Hogwarts School, Tracy Cloninger
  • How to Kill a Passion Project, Mark Hess

Columns

  • From the Editor: An Educational Vaccine, Jeff Danielian
  • Taking the Lead: What Will Remain, Ruth Lyons
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Emotional Well-Being in the Time of COVID, Sally Reis
  • iMathination: Diving Deeper into Mathematically Creative Writing, Janine Firmender
  • Special Populations: Suppporting RCLED Gifted Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Erinn Fears Floyd, Javetta Jones Roberson
  • Socially Scientific: Facilitating Meaningful Science Learning in a Virtual World, Alicia Cotabish, Michelle Buchanan
  • Buried Under Books: Writing about Facts: A Recommendation for Educators, Susannah Richards
  • The Digital Ecosystem: Financial Literacy and You're the Digital Wallet, Kevin D. Besnoy
Cover of February 2021 THP

Feature Articles

  • Life in Transition: Supporting Gifted Military-Connected Children, Jessa Luckey Goudelock
  • Monstrously Fun, Rich Math Curriculum for Grades 2 Through 5, Anne Flick

Columns

  • From the Editor: What a Difference a Year Makes, Jeff Danielian
  • Taking the Creative Leap: A Quest for Questions: Defining the Problem with Provacative Questions, Sarah Sumners & Margaret E. Hines
  • Buried Under Books: Graphic Novels Deliver it All, Susannah Richards
  • Imathination: Tools for Promoting Mathematical Discourse (part 3), Janine Firmender
  • The Digital Ecosystem: Connecting with Our Natural Ecosystems, Kevin D. Besnoy
  • Classroom Connection: Using Curiosity to Differentiate the Classroom, Tracy Cloninger
  • Unwrapping the Gifted: The Unsung Heroes, Tamara Fisher
  • Socially Scientific: Facilitating Problem-based Learning in a Virtual World, Alicia Cotabish & Michelle Buchanan
  • Curriculum Cafe: Questioning: A No-cost Model for Increasing Thinking, Elissa F. Brown
  • Teachers Engaging Parents: The Gifted Ps of Communication, Todd Stanley

 


 

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Feature Articles

  • Culturally Responsive Leadership and Advocacy, Javetta Jones Roberson, Erinn Fears Floyd
  • The Gift of Gab: Supporting Gifted English Language Learners' Oral Language Skills, Tracy Dennis
  • Intersectionality, Rurality, and Identity: Supporting Gifted Students through Place-based Curricula, Angela M. Novak, Myriah M. Miller
  • Curriculum Approaches that Build Learning Bridges for Diverse Gifted Students, Beth Hahn, Karen Qualls, Tracy Alley, Aimee Fletcher, Kim Gordon, & Todd Stanley

Columns

  • From the Editors: Providing Culturally Responsive Instruction, Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott, Emily Mofield
  • Socially Scientific: Culturally-Responsive Teaching: Yes, Even in Science!, Alicia Cotabish, Donna Wake
  • Teachers Engaging Parents: Navigating Parental Opinions, Todd Stanley
  • Curriculum Cafe: Affective Development Through Journaling: Now More Than Ever, Elissa F. Brown
  • Taking the Creative Leap: Creativity as a Tool for Social Justice: Let’s Try Something Original, Sarah Sumners, Margaret Hines
  • Buried Under Books: Materials Needed in These Times, Susannah Richards
  • Special Populations: The 4 Rs: A New Framework for Teaching Diverse Learners, Joy Lawson Davis, Erinn Fears Floyd, Javetta Jones Roberson
  • Unwrapping the Gifted: Identifying and Teaching Gifted Native American Students, Tamara Fisher
cover of August THP

Feature Articles

Columns

  • From the Editor: Into the Unknown, Jeff Danielian, Editor
  • Special Populations: Impacting Equity in Gifted & Advanced Learner Programs, Joy Lawson Davis, Sharon E. Langley, Keisha B. Melvin
  • Curriculum Café: Strategies for Social-Emotional Development Post-COVID-19, Elissa F. Brown
  • Digital Ecosystem: Building a Stronger Digital Ecosystem Post-COVID-19, Kevin D. Besnoy
  • Taking the Lead: Going Off Script, Ruth Lyons
  • iMathination: Tools for Promoting Mathematical Discourse (Part 2), Janine Firmender
  • Unwrapping the Gifted: Strategies for the Sensitive, Tamara Fisher
  • Taking the Creative Leap: Thinking Outside the "Box," Sarah Sumners & Margaret E. Hines

 

Cover of May THP

Features Articles

  • A Model for Program Evaluation and Improvement, Kimberly M. McCormick, Keri M. Guilbault
  • Fostering Creative Productivity for Creatively Gifted Students, Omar Alsamani
  • Empowering Student Autonomy Through Inquiry and Reflection, Sarah Newell & Cara Nyvall

Columns

  • From the Editor: Giving up Control, Jeff Danielian
  • Special Populations: Successful & Innovative Programs for Gifted Students of Color, Joy Lawson Davis
  • Imathination: Tools for Promoting Mathematical Discourse (Part 1), Janine Firmender
  • The Digital Ecosystem: Standing Against the Online White Nationalist Movement, Kevin D. Besnoy
  • Taking the Lead: Making Change with Micro-evaluations, Ruth Lyons
  • Socially Scientific: Inspiring the Next African American Scientist, Alicia Cotabish
  • Buried Under Books: From Cover to Cover? Don’t Forget the Back Matter!, Susannah Richards

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