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Title: Including Gifted, Able & Talented Children in the Primary Classroom
Author: Mike Fleetham
Publisher: LDA 2008
ISBN: 978-1855034365
Format: Paperback,  A4 Size, 96  Pages

In an inclusive classroom, each child should have their need for personalised learning met. This includes those children who are gifted, able and talented. They have the right to be given tasks that are suited to their specific needs and abilities. This accessible and practical book has been written to help you identify and promote the gifts and talents of all pupils in your class. The sections cover how to:

  • decide what constitutes gifted, able & talented
  • identify gifted, able & talented children
  • manage and lead in-school provision
  • develop yourself and your teaching
  • support your colleagues
  • enhance the thinking skills and emotional intelligence of pupils
  • enrich the curriculum offered to gifted, able & talented children
  • involve parents and the wider community.

There's a wealth of advice, guidance, activities and materials from Mike and the experts with whom he works.  

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PDF download The Mechanic document opens in a new window
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Reviews

"This book is an excellent handbook for both class teachers and SENCO’s in the primary school.
I found the sections on identifying GAT learners particularly eye opening and has led me to see many of my children in a different light. I can now identify those children who may not be ‘academically’ gifted but who are creative or socially gifted.
The book has provided me with an outline on which to base our school ‘Gifted, Able and Talented policy’, with many practical ideas for whole school involvement that also enabled me to easily plan and deliver training in a staff meeting.
I have used a number of the ideas and resources from the book with the whole class, confident in the knowledge that my GAT learners are being stretched. I used one of the thinking games during recent monitoring by my head teacher which was very successful (a grade 1 lesson!)
Summary:
If you are just starting out as a GAT coordinator or looking at GAT for the first time in your school this book would be ideal, providing everything you need to identify GAT pupils and provide exciting and challenging tasks for then in the classroom. It will support policy writing and implementation along with staff training and record keeping. You won’t need another GAT book once you’ve got this one!"

Emma Coates, Deputy-head teacher, Trerobart Primary School

"What a great resources to get you thinking about GAT learners. It is a bit like a helpful guide as it talks you through what a GAT learner is, how to identify them, what to do with them once you have and how to do it! I love that it is written in easy to understand language and that the chapter titles make it easy to drop in and out depending what you need to know.
Mike Fleetham is not pretending that this book is the answer to all of our questions on GAT learners, but I feel that it is a very good, non-threatening start. The fact that there is also a reference to more materials in the 'Thinking Classroom' website means that there is a forum for discussion and more resources to be adapted and utilised. I will be keeping this book close at hand this year as GAT pupils are on my remit and I feel that this book will get me on the right path to support the learners and their teachers."

Gillian Wylie

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Title: How to Create and Develop a Thinking Classroom
Author: Mike Fleetham
Publisher: LDA 2003
ISBN: 978-1855033788
Format: Paperback,  A4 Size, 54  Pages

"Practical ideas.... a boon for the busy teacher."
Professor Robert Fisher

Many books have been written introducing classroom approaches such as 'brain-based teaching', 'individual learning styles', 'multiple intelligences', 'thinking skills', 'brain-friendly classrooms', 'accelerated learning' and 'VAK'. How to Create and Develop a Thinking Classroom will show you how to integrate the best of these "new" teaching methods with the finest traditional classroom practice. As schools begin to encounter more curriculum freedoms, the concept of a Thinking Classroom is right on the mark when it comes to creating the learning that your pupils need and deserve.

This book will help you to:

  • Understand why  thinking skills is relevant to future success
  • Learn about the principles and practices of a Thinking Classroom
  • Establish your own Thinking Classroom
  • Develop your Thinking Classroom by working, learning and thinking in different ways

From the forward by Dr Branton Shearer:

"As our new century unfolds we are witnessing many wonderful opportunities in the face of some difficult challenges. The rise of the individual and globalisation are the most prominent issues. More than ever before we now have the chance to know who we are and to understand our place in a shrinking world. But the speed of change is frightening. What skills and knowledge must we develop to keep up? How can we adapt and thrive when there is so much to learn? How do we survive as the world transforms before our very eyes?

One answer to these questions is simple. We must think. We must engage with what's going on around us. We must evaluate it; create it; then take control. That way we are in flow with the changing world rather that being its spectators.

In this short and practical book you will find the seeds of thought which you can plant in the minds of those you teach. As our curricula shift away from prescription and testing, and thankfully on to creativity and respect for different ways of learning, we need signposts along the way. You will find them here. Use them to help transform your learners into thinkers who create, challenge, evaluate and make decisions; people who will succeed in the twenty-first century because you have given them the tools of thinking that they need."

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Reviews

"Practical classroom ideas...a boon for the busy teacher."   Prof. Robert Fisher writing in the TES

."..many of the ideas outlined are likely to be particularly beneficial to learners experiencing difficulties"  SENCO Update

"Here is the book to help teachers understand more what it's about (MI and Thinking Skills)"  CPD Update

"Your book is both inspiring and user friendly...easy to read, relevant with that subtle ingredient of wit. It's a great resource - just the right amount for the busy teacher. Book arrived at 9am this morning. Put it down at 2pm, much to my family's disgust! Brilliant! Can't wait to try some of the ideas out in the classroom.email review