Nurture the talents of all learners Are you cultivating the real-world creative problem-solving skills today’s diverse learners need for future success? Or have we leaned so far into test preparation that we’ve left no room for developing our students’ unique talents, leaving them disengaged and unmotivated? With the new brain-based Talent-Targeted Teaching and Learning model described in this book, you can focus instead on developing all students’ metacognitive, creative problem-solving, and leadership skills alongside the required content standards. Teach to Develop Talent applies the psychology of motivation, engagement, and achievement to practical, culturally responsive strategies educators can use to equitably identify and develop students’ cognitive and social-emotional skills, including curiosity, creativity, perseverance, reasoning, persistence, empathy, and more. With this book, you can • Identify and develop all learners’ aptitudes for innovation in STEM and humanities • Transform any curriculum or standards into long-term aims for talent development • Support and assess student progress with dozens of customizable checklists, templates, rubrics, and surveys • Challenge and engage all learners, especially diverse gifted students Ideal for implementation in virtual or traditional learning environments, you will ensure your students’ long-range and multi-faceted success with this hands-on guide.

Teach to Develop STEM Talent

Teach to Develop STEM Talent

Many students are convinced they are not and cannot be good at STEM by the time they are in high school. As educators, we must not confirm this belief. We must instead encourage students of all ages to see themselves in STEM.

—Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

While the seven aptitudes of innovators promote achievement across domains, each of the talent goals developed in Chapter 4 were rooted in rich, domain-specific content. In this chapter, we’ll explore the role of STEM-specific aptitudes in talent development. As learners enter the middle grades, it becomes increasingly important to “talent spot” for their natural inclinations in a domain and to provide opportunities to discover and extend domain-specific interests. The STEM and ...

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