How the Gifted Brain Learns Author:David A. Sousa Now from the author of the best-selling How the Brain Learns and How the Special Needs Brain Learns comes a new book dealing with gifted and talented students. How the Gifted Brain Learns helps you turn research on the brain function of intellectually and artistically advanced students into practical classroom ... more »activities and strategies. David Sousa shows how the brain processes information and offers both simple and complex strategies that will help identify and challenge gifted students in your classroom. Building on the latest discoveries in neuroscience, learning, and the nature of intelligence, this book examines why traditional talent-identification techniques are inadequate (and often inaccurate), and presents methods that will allow you to identify giftedness and talent potential with greater accuracy than ever before.This book will help answer such questions as:
How are the brains of gifted students different?
What kinds of strategies are particularly effective for students with particular gifts?
What can be done to adequately challenge gifted students in our schools?
What can we do to identify and help gifted students who are underachievers?
How can we identify and help students who are both gifted and learning disabled?
Schools have a responsibility to provide for the needs of gifted and talented studentsto challenge them so that they may reach their fullest potentials. Offering real strategies for real classrooms, How the Gifted Brain Learns is an indispensable tool for all educatorsschool administrators, teachers, staff developers, preservice students, and even parents who want to better understand their gifted children, and help them reach exceptional levels of performance.About the Author: David A. Sousa, Ed.D., an international educational consultant, has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research and science education at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. He frequently presents at national conventions of educational organizations and serves as a consultant to regional and local school districts across the United States, Canada, and Europe.« less