Two Exciting Books from Gifted Education Press - www.GiftedEdPress.com

 

Not From My Lesson Plans: 

A Teacher’s Impact on the Social-Emotional Relationships and Characteristics of Twenty-Six Gifted High School Students

(ISBN 0-910609-52-7)

Ivan Frank, Ph.D.

Teacher (Retired)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

COST: $18.00 + $1.80 (10% P&H). Total = $19.80

". . . .Ivan Frank, veteran and now retired teacher, through a series of 26 'pictures' of students whom he has taught in two large urban high schools, presents convincing support of his conclusion at the end of a long career that the schools serve students best when the academically competent teacher builds social relationships with them beyond those that occur in the formal classroom, . . ." Dr. Helen S. Faison, Former Acting Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools    Currently Director of Pittsburgh Teachers Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham College     

Please click here for Dr. Faison's entire statement about Not From My Lesson Plans.

“The book demonstrates how a genuinely caring and understanding teacher, who appreciates the individuality of each student, can at times influence or even propel a student towards reaching his/her  true potential."  Ms. Helen Meigs   Gifted Education Counselor   Taylor Allderdice High School

Please click here for a detailed review of this book written by Helen Meigs.

Teachers and parents can use this book to help them to effectively work with different types of gifted secondary level students, and to better understand their academic and social-emotional problems.

The author is an outstanding teacher who discusses how he has helped students from different ethnic groups and social classes to improve their academic abilities and social-emotional skills.

The Introduction presents a detailed discussion of the following topics: Emphasis on Social Relationships, Impact on Students’ Lives, Communicating with Students, Volunteer Work with Students, and Working with Students and Parents from Inner City and Middle Class Areas.

The book contains descriptions of twenty-six gifted students who attended a high school for academically advanced students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

The author discusses many different types of students. A distinct “picture” of each student captures their interests, academic performance, social-emotional characteristics and how Dr. Frank helped them develop their skills and abilities.

Examples of students discussed by Dr. Frank are:  Motivated to learn history, but always in danger,” “The politically active gifted student who always came late to class. . .,” “The self-assured and good-natured gifted student who did not make the soccer team and whose self-esteem ‘took a hit,’ ” and “The two gifted artistic ‘devilish’ boys of my United States History class.”

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1. About the Author, Ivan Frank, Ph.D.

 

2. Table of Contents for Dr. Frank's Book

 

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Just Published! A Stimulating Resource for Teaching American History to Upper Elementary and Middle School Gifted Students

 

USING THE INTERNET: AMERICAN HISTORY PROJECTS FOR

THE GIFTED CLASSROOM, GRADES 4 - 8

From Exploration to Revolution

ISBN 0-910609-53-5

Janis Purnell

Gifted Education Instructor

Littlestown, Pennsylvania

COST: $18.00 + $1.80 (10% P&H). Total = $19.80

"If I were a history teacher or teacher of the gifted, Purnell's book would be an invaluable resource for differentiated instruction."  Eugenia M. Fisher, Ed.D.  Reading Education Consultant

The author has twenty-four years of experience in teaching gifted and regular education students at the elementary and middle school levels.

This book emphasizes the integration of traditional print media with Internet resources. It contains hundreds Web Links that teachers and students can use to study various aspects of American history.

Includes fourteen detailed projects ranging from the explorations of Leif Eriksson, and Christopher Columbus to Famous People of the American Revolution, and The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The Introduction discusses how teachers can make maximum use of each project, particularly through the integration of Web Links with books and other written materials.

Each project contains the following information: Background, Performance Task, Extension Activities, Internet Resources for Performance Task, Related WebQuests, Scavenger Hunts and Activities, Teacher Resources, and Further Reading.

Some other projects included in this book are: The Lost Colony of Roanoke, The Colony at Jamestown, Pocahontas and John Smith, The Mayflower Compact, Life in the Colonies, Colonial Children, The Stamp Act, The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, and Battles of the American Revolution.

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About the Author, Janis Purnell

 

Table of Contents for Janis Purnell's Book

 

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