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These Depth and Complexity frames will get you off to a great start with the Depth and Complexity framework. This freebie has seven Depth & Complexity frame styles, editable and ready to personalize for your class.Depth and Complexity frames are
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, GATE
FREE
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END OF YEAR STUDENT SURVEY IN ENGLISH & SPANISH {FREEBIE}Would you like to know how your students really feel about your classroom? Would you to know what you’re doing right as a teacher? This freebie is a two-page survey your students fill out
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables
FREE
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By Gifted Guru
READING BUDDIES TAGS {FREE PRINTABLE}Do your students read aloud best with a Reading Buddy? This free printable is a set of tags to attach to Reading Buddies in both black and white and color. Simply print, attach to a small stuffed animal, and your
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (2.25 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Printable Finger Labyrinths - Set 2 {FREEBIE}Finger labyrinths are a simple and effective way to decrease student anxiety, and they do so much more. For gifted kids whose minds race, the labyrinth can provide a way to calm the mind to prepare to
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, School Counseling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (3.96 MB)
By Gifted Guru
This freebie has seven options for printing wizardy bookmarks. If your students love Harry Potter, these are perfect! They’re in a Powerpoint, so you can easily change the size to fit your needs. Included in the package:→ bookmarks in all house
Subjects:
Literature, For All Subjects, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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Digital Download PPTX (3.42 MB)
By Gifted Guru
This Read-Ahead Contract is perfect for strong readers who need differentiated reading opportunities. It works very well for fast finishers!With the Read-Ahead Contract, students agree to certain reasonable conditions in exchange for the opportunity
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Classroom Forms
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a fun and easy Thanksgiving activity that use the Depth & Complexity framework? This free Thanksgiving Depth and Complexity frame may be exactly what you need. You'll get a digital version as well for use with Google Classroom™!If
Subjects:
U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, GATE
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (4.75 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Free “What’s Your Sentence?” PrintableHelp your students develop internal motivation and a growth mindset using this “What’s Your Sentence?” activity. Students create their own “What’s My Sentence?” mini posters that share their visions for their
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
5
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By Gifted Guru
WORD WHEEL VOCABULARY GAME {FREEBIE!!!}This super fun, easy game is perfect for centers or small groups.There are four spinner colors and a chart to keep tallies of how students are doing.In addition to basic instructions, you'll get a link to a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
FREE
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By Gifted Guru
Professional Development Record Log for TeachersKeep track of your professional development experiences with this Professional Development Record Log for Teachers. You'll never worry about a computer eating your hours again! Simply choose the color
Subjects:
Professional Development, For Administrators, Education
Grades:
Staff
Types:
For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development, Reflective Journals for Teachers
FREE
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By Gifted Guru
This Read-Ahead Contract is perfect for strong readers who need differentiated reading opportunities. It works very well for fast finishers!With the Read-Ahead Contract, students agree to certain reasonable conditions in exchange for the opportunity
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Classroom Forms
FREE
2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught 3rd grade and all grades in high school (ELA and; Social Studies). I've been the Youth and Education Ambassador for Mensa, and am a professional development facilitator, and an international speaker on issues of gifted education. I also have a great time writing award-winning lesson plans, consulting for television shows, and writing for the Library of Congress, as well as magazine articles. I share resources for educators and parents on my website giftedguru.com.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style emphasizes engagement and quality activities. I love using music and action to bring content alive and take it deep. Build a river down the middle of the room? Check. Create Gatsby's house out of sugar cubes? You bet. Use lyrics to teach literary elements? Of course! Dance the times tables? Sure. I'm a GT person, and I think it stands for Good Teaching as much as Gifted and Talented. I share resources that work for all students, because good teaching is good teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

- Christa McAuliffe Teacher Hall of Fame - APEX Grand Award for lesson plans

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I've got two degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington - a B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from the Honors College, and an M.Ed.T. with English as my content area. I've also done the administration grad work for when I thought being an administrator was a good fit for me!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm married to an Aussie software engineer, and we have three sons. I love to read and organize and dance and create stuff for teachers (no lie - it's a hobby!). I'm a genealogist, and I love my Golden Retriever, Brody. I stay busy with family and church and playing with teacher friends.

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