Resources

Suggested Reading:

  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns
  • How the Brain Learns by David A. (Anthony) Sousa
  • Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom
  • Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding
  • Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
  • Raising Creative Kids by Dr. Dan Peters et al.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
  • A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children
  • Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read…and How They Can Learn

 

Greater Good Science Institute

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.

– Learn more at http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/about

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) 

In 1981, SENG was formed to bring attention to the unique emotional needs of gifted children. It provided adults with guidance, information, resources, and a forum to communicate about raising and educating these children.

Today, SENG focuses not only on gifted children, but also on gifted adults. Many schools, communities, and organizations focus on the intellectual needs of gifted individuals. SENG brings attention to the unique social and emotional needs of gifted individuals, which are often misunderstood or ignored. By underwriting and providing education, research, theory building, and staff development, SENG promotes environments where gifted individuals can develop self-esteem, thrive, and utilize their talents.

– See more at: http://www.sengifted.org/about-seng/history#sthash.sLWdB63C.dpuf

National Association for Gifted Children 

NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.

– See more at: http://www.nagc.org/about-nagc/who-we-are#sthash.ELXvcyjf.dpuf