Book by Mowat Ashley McCabe
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If you are the teacher (or even the parent) of a gifted and talented child, you'll understand the challenges involved in providing the mental stimulation they require. Brilliant Activities for Stretching Gifted and Talented Children will help you to meet these challenges. The book contains refreshing, motivating activities, based on the latest theories and research, to stretch your pupils' analytical, creative and evaluative skills. Activities range from quick warm-ups, brainteasers and maths-focussed activities to entertaining, open-ended exercises for pupils to complete independently. All the activities are photocopiable so that you can easily select the best activity to suit your particular needs. With over 100 activities, Brilliant Activities for Stretching Gifted and Talented Children will be able to keep stretching your pupils for many years to come. While written mainly for exceptional pupils up to the age of 11, this book presents approaches and insights that can apply to virtually any pupil and to any teaching situation.Biografía del autor:
Ashley McCabe Mowat is a Gifted Educator and Consultant. She grew up in the southern states of America and was a student in the gifted programme from the age of 8. She received a BA in Early Childhood Education, a BA in Elementary Education and studied Psychology at Converse Women's College in South Carolina. Ashley continued her education at Converse, receiving a master's degree in Gifted Education. During this time Ashley taught in an inner-city school and completed a thesis on Underachieving Gifted Males. She also planned and implemented a curriculum for the top 100 gifted students in her areas for the Athena Institute, a summer programme for gifted students. Ashley moved to England, married, and in 1999 taught Key Stage 1 at Gateway School in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. The following year she piloted a gifted programme in the school, writing and implementing a themed curriculum dealing with issues of the gifted and talented. The programme was a great success. Ashley has organized Creative and Critical Thinking Workshops at Gateway during the school holidays and taught at various summer programmes for gifted pupils. Ashley teaches at Gateway part-time. She has provided INSET training days for teachers in schools involved with the Excellence in Cities programme and has worked with the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) on their website.
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