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Gifted: Teacher Resources
This is a treasure-trove of articles on how to use various critical thinking models/frameworks in any content area, at any age level. While you’re there, visit the “K-12 Instruction Strategies and Samples” link on the left side of the site for more resources you can use in your classroom as soon as this afternoon!
Hot off the press, this article from Gifted Child Today and favorite author Susan Winebrenner outlines some ways gifted education can respond to the needs of the 21st century. The article contains many practical tips for classroom teachers.
Looking for new and simple ways to increase rigor in the classroom?
Increase depth and complexity in any subject using these simple prompts.
 An entertaining yet down-to-earth essay by Dr. Jim Delisle, Professor of Gifted Education at Kent State University, for new and veteran teachers alike.

Strategies for Teaching Gifted Students in the Inclusive Classroom
From the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, this article contains research-based strategies that will benefit all students in the classroom.

Basic Educational Options for Gifted Students in Schools
By Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, national gifted education expert and recent keynote speaker at the Ohio Association for Gifted Children Fall Conference 2008, this article outlines some basic, and often cost-effective, educational options for gifted students.

Differentiation Tips for Teachers
A quick read outlining some basic options for differentiating instruction for highly capable learners, including pre-assessment, strategies, and classroom management.

Tiering Instruction: Beginning the Process
Dr. Bertie Kingore, national differentiated instruction expert, provides a practical how-to guide for implementing tiered instruction, including sample lessons and management and assessment tips.