Able and Talented specialist, Barry Teare brings parents and carers right up-to-date with new developments on the thinking and provision for gifted children. He advises how to provide able children with the very best opportunities by working in partnership with schools and specialist organizations. The book includes masses of imaginative activities to challenge and stimulate able and talented children.
Barry Teare is respected in the field of effective learning for the able and talented. For many years he has been involved in teacher training concerned with provision for able and talented children, and has worked with these children in many areas of the country. He was recently a member of the government's advisory group in this field.
Introduction; Section 1: Issues; What's in a name?; The present state of play; What can be expected; Two-way communication; How the school might identify your child as able and talented; All sorts of abilities; The central place of thinking skills; Challenge for progress; Different ways of working; The golden component that is time; Homework; Presentation and spelling; Changing schools; Looking after your able child; Able underachievers; Section 2: Getting Further Advice and Help; Specific subject advice, resources and help; Art; Drama; English; Geography; History; Mathematics; Modern foreign languages; Music; PE, sport and dance; Religious education, philosophy and citizenship; Science; Technology (food, textiles, design); Section 3: Some Recommended Children's Fiction.