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,...
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...
Tired of SMART Goals; Try Some DUMB Ones Instead

Tired of SMART Goals; Try Some DUMB Ones Instead

Balancing data with important 21st-century skill sets One idea that has permeated education for the past few years is that of data, and using it to drive and shape instruction. This is a great idea because you as the teacher find out what is working effectively in...
Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

The reality is in the middle with growth bands In the past few years, the idea of growth mindset has gained a lot of traction in education. The general idea behind growth mindset, a concept put forth by psychologist Carol Dweck, is that everyone has the ability to...
Nurturing the Gifted All the Way from K-12

Nurturing the Gifted All the Way from K-12

Why don’t gifted services continue at the high school level? The way many gifted services work across the nation is that if a school or district has gifted programming, it is focused in the younger grades. Very rarely is there gifted-specific programming at the high...