RESOURCES

We've done some research to help you find gifted education resources in Massachusetts and beyond.

 

While we strive to keep this up to date, if any links to outside organizations are not working, try searching for the description of the resource in a search engine like Google.

 

The pages here are organized by topic or audience to get you started. Below is a complete list of resources organized by type. If you have recommendations on something not included, please let us know!

Alphabetical list of categories:

ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS

BOOKS

For Educators​

  • A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students, The Templeton National Report on Acceleration

  • A Nation Empowered:Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America's Brightest Students, Edited by Assouline, Colangelo, Van Tasset-Baska, Lupkowski-Shoplik 

  • Alternative Assessments with Gifted and Talented Students, Edited by Joyce Van Tassel-Baska

  • Being Gifted in School: An Introduction to Development, Guidance, and Teaching , by Coleman and Cross

  • Being Smart about Gifted Children: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators, by Matthews and FosterBest Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide,  by Robinson, Shore, and Enersen

  • Bright not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Why Twice-Exceptional Children are Stuck and How to Help Them, by Kennedy & Banks, with Temple Grandin

  • Compacting the Curriculum, by Burns, Renzulli, and Reis

  • Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learners by Joyce Van Tassel-Baska

  • Conceptions of Giftedness, Edited by Sternberg and Davidson

  • Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says , Edited by Plucker & Callahan

  • Different Minds: Gifted Children with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, & other Learning Deficits, by Deirdre V. Lovecky

  • Failing our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High Ability Students, Finn and Wright

  • Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers, by Webb, Meckstroth, and Tolan

  • Handbook of Gifted Education, by Colangelo and Davis

  • Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs, Edited by Joseph Renzulli

  • Independent Study for Gifted Learners by Johnsen and Goree

  • Nature and Nurture of Giftedness: A New Framework for Understanding Gifted Education, by Yun Dai

  • Recruiting & Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education, by Donna Y. Ford

  • The Schoolwide Enrichment Model, by Renzulli and Reis

  • The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students, Tracy C. Missett

  • The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?, Edited by Neihart, Reis, Robinson, and Moon

  • Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, Edited by SENG (sengifted.org)

  • To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled, by Susan Baum

  • Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-income, High-Ability Students, by Olszewski-Kubilus and Clarenbach

For Parents

  • A Patent's Guide to Gifted Children, by Webb, Gore, Amend, and DeVries

  • An Introduction ro Gifted Kids and Their Needs: Parenting Gifted Children 101, by Inman and Kirchner

  • Being Smart about Gifted Children: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators, by Matthews and Foster

  • Bright not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Why Twice-Exceptional Children are Stuck and How to The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Gifted Child,Warah Herbert Robbins

  • Help Them, by Kennedy & Banks, with Temple Grandin

  • Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers, by Webb, Meckstroth, and Tolan

  • The Joys and Challenges of Raising a Gifted Child, by Susan K. Golant

  • NAGC Guide to Parenting Gifted Children, Edited by Jolly, Treffinger, Inman, and Smutny

  • Parenting Gifted Children to Support Optimal Development, by Schroth and Helfer

  • Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children, by James R. Delisle

  • Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers can Match the Program to the Child, by Karen B. Rogers

  • The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students, Tracy C. Missett

  • The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?, Edited by Neihart, Reis, Robinson, and Moon

  • Stand Up for Your Gifted Child: How to Make the Most of Kids' Strengths at School and at Home,by  Joan Franklin Smutny

  • Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, Edited by SENG (sengifted.org)

  • Writing Your own Script: A Parent's Role in the Gifted Child's Social Development, by Barsily Goodwin and Gustavson

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