National Association for Gifted Children

Texas Education Agency - GT Dept

Texas Association of the Gifted & Talented

Gifted Development Center

Texas Performance Standards Project - Tasks and Assessments

Texas Performance Standards Project - This site contains form letters and info to
help the teacher and students keep track of cross curricular work.

History of Gifted Education, Theories and Programming

Watch Them Soar Article - Philosophical Approaches to GT

E.A. Young Academy for the Gifted and Talented (Keller)

Summer Institute for the Gifted

Epsilon Math Camp

Teacher Competencies to Teach GT Students

MYTHS about the GT Student

Child Prodigies

Overexcitabilities in GT Students

TAGT Survey of TX Schools and their GT Programs

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Learning Disabilities

Duke Tip and Distance Learning for Math

Social and Emotional Development Female Specific

GT Kids in Generational Poverty

Stealth Dyslexia

ADD, ODD and Giftedness

Kid Source - Social and Emotional Needs

Accelerated Computer Games and Ideas

Bertie Kingore's Identification materials

Khan Academy

Free Technology for Teachers

Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut

Some research suggests there are actual characteristics that distinguish strong teachers from other teachers. For example, a survey of middle school students found the following (both lists are rank ordered; NASSP, 1997):

Best Teachers
  • Have a sense of humor
  • Make the class interesting
  • Have knowledge of their subjects
  • Explain things clearly
  • Spend time to help students
  • Are fair to their students
  • Treat students like adults
  • Relate well to students
  • Are considerate of students’ feelings
  • Don’t show favoritism toward students

Worst Teachers
  • Are dull/have a boring class
  • Don’t explain things clearly
  • Show favoritism toward students
  • Have a poor attitude
  • Expect too much from students
  • Don’t relate to students
  • Give too much homework
  • Are too strict
  • Don’t give help/individual attention
  • Lack control