Suggested Reading for Educators

Listed below are optional readings for educators. These books and articles will give you a good introduction to understanding gifted education. Since 2004, TAGT has honored outstanding books on G/T with the annual Legacy Book Awards.

2012 Legacy Book Awards, Educator Awardee
Teaching Advanced Learners in the General Education Classroom: Doing More With Less! | Buy This Title | by Joan Smutny | Corwin Press

2011 Legacy Book Awards, Educator Awardee
Making All Kids Smarter: Strategies That Help All Students Reach Their Highest Potential | Buy This Title | by John DeLandtsheer | Corwin Press

Legacy Book Awards, Educator Nominees:
Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism | Buy This Title | by Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks, Temple Grandin | Jossey-Bass

Envision, Career Aspiration | Buy This Title | by Melanie L. Bondy, edited by Shanda Blue Easterday, MFA, Ph.D. | Mind Vine Press

Identifying Gifted Students, 2nd ed. : A Practical Guide | Buy This Title | by Susan K. Johnsen Ph.D. | Prufrock Press

James Madison Critical Thinking Course Guide | Buy This Title | by William O’Meara, Daniel Flage | The Critical Thinking Co.

Ready-to-Use Differentiation Strategies | Buy This Title | by Laurie E. Westphal | Prufrock Press

Removing the Mask: How to Identify and Develop Giftedness in Students from Poverty | Buy This Title | by Paul D.Slocumb, Ed. D., Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. | Aha! Process, Inc.

Teacher’s Survival Guide: Gifted Education | Buy This Title | by Julia L. Roberts Ed.D., Julia Roberts Boggess | Prufrock Press

Tiered Learning Stations in Minutes! | Buy This Title | by Bertie Kingore | Professional Associates Publishing

Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students | Buy This Title | by Beverly A. Trail | Prufrock Press