Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented

Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented

Meta L. Van Sickle (College of Charleston, USA), Julie D. Swanson (College of Charleston, USA), Judith A. Bazler (Monmouth University, USA) and Kathryn L. Lubniewski (Monmouth University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 302
ISBN13: 9781522558798|ISBN10: 1522558799|EISBN13: 9781522558804|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5879-8


Much of the research about teachers focuses on “those who can’t/don’t/aren’t good” in the classroom. However, teachers who are gifted and talented exist, but there has been little attention to date on the characteristics and practices of such teachers in the classroom. While few, the examples of research on positive teacher attributes include work on the “expert,” “authentic,” and “creative,” as well as examples of research on eminent adults.

Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented is an essential reference source that discusses behaviors and traits in teachers who are considered gifted and talented as well as case studies on the identification and preparation of teachers who fall into this category. Featuring research on topics such as creative innovation, emotional intelligence, and skill development, this book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, researchers, and academicians.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative Perspectives
  • Creative Innovation
  • Curriculum Design
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Immigrant Teachers
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Skill Development
  • Student Interaction
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Retention

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Lubniewski earned a doctorate from West Virginia University in special education. Her B.S. in multi-disciplinary studies and M.A. in elementary education were also from West Virginia University. She acquired additional certification in multi-categorical special education and early childhood education. She has taught inclusion for reading and mathematics in grades K, 1, and 2, and has taught in a self-contained setting for grades 9-12. Dr. Lubniewski worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor at Elmhurst College for 6 years. She specializes in collaboration, differentiated instruction, and teacher training. Dr. Lubniewski is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children. She served as an executive board member of Esperanza Community Services Center and also as an executive board of the Teacher Education Division for the Council for Exceptional Children. Her current scholarship focuses on differentiating instruction, The Collaborative Student Teacher Training Model and the impacts of technology on student engagement.