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Begin with the Brain - Book - 2nd edition


The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement and Perseverance

Think Big, Start Small! How to Differentiate in a Brain-Friendly Classroom

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Gifted & Talented Education (GATE)

Discovering Gifts and Talents Within Every Student!

Quick, easy and informal strategies to find out what they already know and can do.

Differentiation and on-going, informal assessment go hand in hand. Don't just focus on Standardized Test scores! Learn a broad range of quick assessment and pre-assessment strategies to determine students' abilities, knowledge and progress.

When we know what students can already do and understand, teachers can begin to Compact Curriculum and Tier assignments to reduce repetition and boredom for bright students in the regular classroom.

Target audience: K-12 Classroom teachers

Thinking Sideways!
Differentiating and Stretching Curriculum Content to Challenge Gifted Students in Secondary Classrooms

Lateral Enrichment and Expansion can encourage gifted students to build their understanding in complexity and application opportunities. Acceleration isn't always the best option. Learn new strategies for differentiating the content of the curriculum through Tiered Assignments, Layered Curriculum Design and Compacted Contracts.

Target audience: Single-subject secondary classroom teachers

To Infinity and Beyond!
Differentiating Curriculum Content for Gifted and High-Achieving Elementary Students

Learn a variety of ways to adjust and differentiate the content of curriculum to stimulate and enrich the brightest students in your class. Get new ideas about practical strategies such as Jig-Sawing and Cluster Grouping. To help students expand their understanding, learn more advanced versions of Tiered Curriculum design, Layered Curriculum and Compacted Curriculum.

Target audience: Self-contained elementary classroom teachers K-6

What's Going On in There?
How Emotions, Pressure, Stress, and High Expectations Affect Kids' Brains

Research has confirmed that too much stress, pressure, and perceived threat can cause our brains to go into a "reflex response" and minimize our capabilities to learn and get along with others. Learn some ways to help balance pressure and stress in your child's life as he/she deals with school, friends, and daily life experiences.

Target audience:
Parents of:
- Highly motivated learners
- Identified Gifted learners
- High-Achieving Gifted students
- Low-Achieving Gifted students
- Extremely Sensitive children
- Over-Scheduled Kids