Being Smart About Gifted Learning: Empowering Parents and Kids Through Challenge and Change
Dona Matthews, Ph.D. and Joanne Foster, Ed.D. work their magic once again in the 3rd edition of Being Smart.
What’s new and interesting about Being Smart, 3rd Edition?
- provides up-to-date perspectives and resources on how to support the development of giftedness, creativity, and talent, from pre-school through to college
- incorporates current findings from neuroscience, gifted education, and psychology
- is written for parents, homeschoolers, grandparents, and teachers
- addresses questions and concerns about tests and assessments
- describes a wide range of options for meeting gifted learning needs at school, home, and elsewhere
- provides solutions for social/emotional, behavioral, motivational, and achievement issues
- illustrates how the Optimal Match approach addresses concerns about equity, diversity, inclusivity, and multiple exceptionalities
- describes effective advocacy efforts that can change what happens for individual students, and for schools and larger jurisdictions
- is illustrated by comments and stories reflecting the lived experiences of parents, teachers, children, and teens
- focuses on helping individuals find a healthy balance in their lives, supporting both exceptional ability and well-rounded development