National Association for Gifted Children
http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=546

Texas Education Agency - GT Dept
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6420

Texas Association of the Gifted & Talented
http://www.txgifted.org/

Gifted Development Center
http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/What_is_Gifted/characgt.htm

Texas Performance Standards Project - Tasks and Assessments
http://www.texaspsp.org/middleschool/middle-school.php

Texas Performance Standards Project - This site contains form letters and info to
help the teacher and students keep track of cross curricular work.
http://www.texaspsp.org/middleschool/middle-school-forms.php

History of Gifted Education, Theories and Programming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gifted_education

Watch Them Soar Article - Philosophical Approaches to GT
http://venspired.com/?p=3225

E.A. Young Academy for the Gifted and Talented (Keller)
http://www.eayoungacademy.com/

Summer Institute for the Gifted
www.giftedstudy.org

Epsilon Math Camp
http://epsiloncamp.org/index.php

Teacher Competencies to Teach GT Students
http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=385

MYTHS about the GT Student
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDJst-y_ptI

Child Prodigies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpBzBTkHqBI

Overexcitabilities in GT Students
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/dabrowski.htm

TAGT Survey of TX Schools and their GT Programs
http://prezi.com/lnpaprfoakeg/copy-of-tagt-survey-for-tx-state-plan/

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
http://www.sengifted.org/

Learning Disabilities
http://www.ldonline.org/

Duke Tip and Distance Learning for Math
http://www.tip.duke.edu/node/233

Social and Emotional Development Female Specific
http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_id_10061.aspx

GT Kids in Generational Poverty
http://www.multicsd.org/doku.php?id=generational_poverty

Stealth Dyslexia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-h_0fitlrs&feature=related

ADD, ODD and Giftedness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d99mNzmv51A&feature=related

Kid Source - Social and Emotional Needs
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/social_development_gifted.html

Accelerated Computer Games and Ideas
http://www.giftedkidsnetwork.com/wp/

Bertie Kingore's Identification materials
www.bertiekingore.com

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.com

Free Technology for Teachers
www.freetech4teachers.com

Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut
http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

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