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.

Advice for New Gifted Educators

Hoagies’ Gifted


2013 Legacy Book Awards, Educator Awardees (tie)
Action Research for Kids by Amanda O. Latz, Ed.D. & Cheryll M. Adams, Ph.D.; published by Prufrock Press
Creativity x 4 by Carolyn Coil; published by Pieces of Learning

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

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

Legacy Book Awards, Educator Nominees:
Concept Development by Shelagh A. Gallagher, Ph.D.; published by Royal Fireworks Publishing

Gifted & Talented in the Early Years, Second Edition by Margaret Sutherland; published by SAGE Publications Ltd.

Let’s Be Scientists by Nancy N. Heilbronner, Ph.D.; published by Prufrock Press

Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism by Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks, Temple Grandin | Jossey-Bass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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