Thinking & Learning 2019: Todd Stanley

Thinking & Learning 2019: Todd Stanley

Todd Stanley has spoken to teachers, gifted coordinators, curriculum people, administrators/leaders and parents on a variety of topics. These include: strategies that are effective in the gifted classroom, ways to help gifted children with social–emotional issues,...
Good Teaching Translates into Any Language

Good Teaching Translates into Any Language

I recently had the good fortune to be invited to present at the Hawker Brownlow Education Thinking & Learning Conference in Melbourne, Australia. I had never been to the Eastern Hemisphere before, but at least the language would be familiar to me so I wouldn’t be...
Advocating for the Gifted

Advocating for the Gifted

What exactly does a “gifted coordinator” do? As a gifted coordinator, I get asked a lot of questions. Curiously, the question I probably get asked the most is not what great things are you doing, how can I be involved, or what way do we best reach our...
“Rigour” and “Hard” Are Not The Same Thing

“Rigour” and “Hard” Are Not The Same Thing

How to challenge your students with their thinking I have had a lot of conversations in my career where it is offered that the solution to the problem of challenging students is simply to add more rigor. It is as though a teacher could go to the spice rank and hunt...
Happy Accidents in the Classroom

Happy Accidents in the Classroom

Why gifted students are so reluctant to make mistakes When I am sitting and flipping through the television channels, there are a few things that cause me to pause. One is the movie A Few Good Men. I always stop when I come across a baseball game too. The third thing...