Teach to Develop Talent
How to Motivate and Engage Tomorrow's Innovators Today
- Jeanne L. Paynter - Educating Innovators, LLC
Creativity | Gifted & Talented Education | Learning & the Brain
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.
“What Is Talent?”— a True–False Quiz
Use the “What Is Talent?” quiz as professional learning for faculty and parent/community groups with the same goal of establishing the beliefs and assumptions foundational to a talent development mindset.
"Finally, a book that describes in depth how to teach and assess the essential skills most needed to thrive in the innovation era. This book deserves to be read, re-read, annotated, and dog-eared by every K-12 educator."
"In Teach to Develop Talent: How to Motivate and Engage Tomorrow’s Innovators Today, Jeanne Paynter presents a brilliant way to cultivate future innovators by developing their talents. This is a very thoughtful, visionary, and practical book for educators."
"Gardner defined multiple intelligences in the 80s, Wiggins defined backwards design in the 90s, Daggett started the century off with the rigor/relevance framework, followed by Dweck who defined fixed and growth mindsets. Paynter’s Teach to Develop Talent is the next education revelation."
“In today’s world, where there are new technologies and innovations created every day, we need people who can fill these new jobs. Our students need to become more than great test-takers. Schools need to prepare students to meet the demand of new opportunities, which involve students being strategic and logical, problem-solvers and innovators. The curriculum being offered in schools need to be adjusted. We need to foster students’ creativity, curiosity, and their natural talents. Teach to Develop Talent provides rubrics and expectations for teachers and learners alike. The talents and attributes of innovators are identified, and guidelines for how these attributes can be used to create an environment to guide students in developing their talents is provided.”
"Teach to Develop Talent is a step-by-step guide for incorporating talent identification and strengthening into the regular classroom curriculum and inspiring the next generation of innovators in their classrooms. It includes documented research for each chapter and has an easy-to-follow format to help teachers integrate the principles into their existing curriculum. One of the strengths of this book is that it takes the idea of teaching to develop talent and illustrates how it can be incorporated into the standards and units that are already happening in the classroom. Another is the fact that it focuses on what kind of thinkers we want our students to become beyond the high stakes tests and content standards."