2015 Course Review – Another Year of Outstanding Online Training for Gifted and Talented Teachers

2015 Course Review - Another Year of Outstanding Online Training for Gifted and Talented Teachers Happy Holidays from everyone here at TAGT On Demand! As 2015 draws to a close, I would like to spend some time reflecting on what I’ve accomplished this year. Resolutions are great, but they are only effective when I pause [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:51-07:00December 29th, 2015|Categories: AP English, Creativity, Differentiation, Social & Emotional|Comments Off on 2015 Course Review – Another Year of Outstanding Online Training for Gifted and Talented Teachers

Advanced Learners Will Advance With Differentiation

Inquiry, Connection, Autonomy: Advanced Learners Will Advance With Differentiation What Differentiated Instruction (DI) really means, and why Advanced Placement (AP) classes aren’t using it. *Disclaimer: The following paragraph contains poor grammar and the misuse of language. Sensitive readers may become flustered. Supposably it was him and I’s plan to meet for an expresso. But for [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Differentiation|Comments Off on Advanced Learners Will Advance With Differentiation

Demystifying Differentiation in the Classroom

Demystifying Differentiation in the Classroom Mission (Im)possible: How to engage a diverse classroom without leaving any students behind Good day, teacher. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Today you will  begin facilitating a unit on weather to a gifted, insecure left-brain thinker, a gifted and disengaged right-brain thinker, an average student, and a [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:52-07:00July 13th, 2015|Categories: Differentiation|Comments Off on Demystifying Differentiation in the Classroom

Twentieth Century Literacy and ELL Students

(A Review of Timothy Gangwer’s Visual Literacy: Strategies for teaching Gifted English Language Learners) Timothy Gangwer brings ten years of teaching experience in the Houston inner city schools. He co-founded Visual Teaching Alliance in 2000 to reach more teachers and show the benefits of visual teaching. While teaching special education, Mr. Gangwer observed a common [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:55-07:00June 4th, 2014|Categories: Differentiation|0 Comments

65% of the Population are Visual Learners

(A Review of Timothy Gangwer’s Whole Brain Visual Thinking) You can bet that this translates to 65% of your students being visual learners. This is a method of education that is generally overlooked. It is unfortunate, especially when the mind processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text. Timothy Gangwer’s definition of Whole Brain Visual [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:55-07:00May 12th, 2014|Categories: Creativity, Differentiation|0 Comments

The Typical Classroom is Not Compatible with How the Brain Learns

(A review of John DeLandtsheer’s course:  The Brain Compatible Classroom) John Delandtsheer began his career in teaching in California before transitioning into administration. As an administrator he spent hours learning, sharing, and implementing strategies in making his classrooms brain compatible. This made his schools some of the top performing in the state. Decades of experience [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:56-07:00April 14th, 2014|Categories: Differentiation, Social & Emotional|0 Comments

Differentiation And The Myth Of The Well Rounded Gifted Child

Differentiation is crucial for gifted students.  Their advanced cognitive development, combined with their asynchronous development in other domains, requires differentiation to best serve them.  It also helps maintain a peaceful learning environment for all your students. It is important to understand that differentiation cannot be assigned to one particular time of the day or week, [...]

By |2014-12-12T10:57:31-07:00December 20th, 2013|Categories: Differentiation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

AP Language for Gifted Students To Prepare Their Transition to College

Though AP classes are not GT specific, they serve many GT students and teachers due to the flexibility allowed by the College Board. We have a great deal of freedom to teach in any way we like as long as all the bases are being covere, including writing. Writing is one of the most essential [...]

By |2019-01-23T00:22:56-07:00September 20th, 2013|Categories: AP English, Differentiation|Tags: , |0 Comments
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