This is an advice sheet written for teachers of any phase who want to know how to support more able / gifted and talented students. Feedback about how helpful you found this would be appreciated. Thank you!
Part of a whole school inset session I held to remind staff of what they can do to support advanced EAL learners, highlighting some common mistakes and strategies for dealing with them. Hope you find it useful
Highbury College has developed a wide range of additional curriculum provision and support for vulnerable students and those from underrepresented groups. Extensive partnerships and personalised learning have resulted in outstanding success rates for these learners.
This case study demonstrates how excellent support effectively monitors attendance and progress to ensure the development of literacy, numeracy and vocational skills that build learners’ confidence and help them to achieve well.
By Nikolai Tesla.
This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer.
Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org
OCD is an anxiety-related disorder that is characterised by disturbing thoughts that lead to compulsive or ritualistic behaviour carried out to prevent or disarm these thoughts. Psychologists think that there may be some overlap between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and high intelligence, although there is little research to back up this view . This fact sheet is aimed at parents and carers of high learning potential children and will consider what OCD is, how it relates to potential, and treating OCD, as well as parenting a gifted and talented child with OCD and the OCD child in the classroom.
This is an Information Standard Fact Sheet written by Potential Plus UK on the topic of dual or multiple exceptionality (high ability coupled with a learning difficulty, physical disability or mental health issue).
Asperger Syndrome is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Children with Asperger Syndrome can have high IQs and would therefore be considered ‘dual or multiple exceptional’ . This fact sheet provides information on the characteristic traits that high learning potential children with Asperger Syndrome share, problems which may arise at home or at school and useful strategies and ideas to help deal with those issues.
This is a list of online support for parents of more able/gifted and talented students, including high ability organisations, social and emotional support websites, dual or multiple exceptionality help, and education support websites. For schools to pass on to parents.
A collection of blank time saving resources (games/activities) for all subjects and key stages. In a PDF file as well as separate Word documents.
Blank A-Z of … with ideas
Blank word search/crossword base (can be filled in electronically or written) with ideas page.
Blank quiz/vocabulary/spellings answer sheets for 10, 15 or 20 questions.
Blank dominoes (20) with instructions
Blank bingo cards (3 to a page) with instructions.
Blank card sort text boxes – 18 cards with 18 font comic sans
Blank card sort text boxes – 24 cards with 14 font comic sans
Blank storyboard sheet
Blank game design sheet
Blank Y chart – looks like, feels like, sounds like.
“Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.” Sir Ken Robinson - TED Talk.
This book has been designed to stimulate a wealth of creative thought processes in children of all ages and key stages, whilst also being engaging and highly enjoyable to complete. Designed in the style of our calming mindfulness colouring books but with influences from the "anti-colouring" books also.
Contains 41 thought-provoking activities and fun artistic challenges that progressively get more creatively challenging as the book progresses, plus a bonus challenge that is not available in the physical book (which is available from Amazon) plus Teachers' notes and a children's introduction that is full of creativity enhancing ideas.
Uses include: for a golden time group, wet play or lunch activities, after school clubs, SEN interventions, gifted and talented pupils (as the creative potential is open ended), starters, art lessons, time filling, explicit creativity enhancing lessons (think Edward de Bono) or just incredibly useful to have "up your sleeve" as a highly educational set of printable activities that requires deeper thinking than "just" colouring in.
Single user license. All images licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication. Text Copyright tftf. Physical version of the book available from amazon.co.uk
This resource includes seven bespoke templates which, without preparation, can be used with all students to reflect upon learning. Includes self-assessment and peer-assessment and all are presented in an engaging format to make reviewing progress fun. Pack also includes suggestions on how to use the resources with your students.
This unit of work covers the following ancient Egyptian areas:
Week 1- Pharaohs
Week 2- Pyramids
Week 3- Gods
Week 4- Mummification
Week 5- Daily life
This pack includes lesson plans, complete activity resources and also adult support sheets (including key points and questions to discuss with children whilst carrying out adult led activity) Contains activities of both adult led and independent nature.
Each week consists of 3-4 activities to carry out with your children, either as a whole class throughout the week or as shorter group rotary activities lasting approx. 20-25 minutes.
I carried out this unit of work with 40 Y3/4 children of mixed ability who were all completely engaged and immersed in this topic! All children loved the multisensory nature of the activities and I even saw the positive impact it had on the children in terms of progression, their enjoyment, understanding within this topic area, retention of knowledge and even their creativity levels.
Well worth the purchase!