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Teach to Develop Talent

Teach to Develop Talent
How to Motivate and Engage Tomorrow's Innovators Today

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January 2021 | 248 pages | Corwin
Nurture real-world talent in any classroom

Are you cultivating the skills employers need most? Or have we leaned so far into curriculum content standards that we’ve left no room for long-range aims and talent development, leaving our students bored and unmotivated?

Counter the trend and focus instead on fostering content expertise, metacognition, and leadership skills alongside the standards with this new brain-based model. Teach to Develop Talent applies the psychology of motivation, engagement, and achievement to identify practical strategies that educators can use to develop students’ cognitive and social-emotional skills in every class: curiosity, creativity, perseverance, reasoning, persistence, empathy, and more. With this book, you can

-  Transform any curriculum or standards into long-term aims for talent development
-  Track data and master the content with dozens of customizable checklists, templates, rubrics, and surveys
-  Engage all learners, especially gifted students

Set your students up for long-range and multi-faceted success with this hands-on guide.

Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1: Why Teach to Develop Talent?
Chapter 2: You Can Motivate and Engage Tomorrow’s Innovators Today
Chapter 3: Create a Talent Development Mindset
Chapter 4: Teach the Seven Aptitudes of Innovators
Chapter 5: Teach to Develop STEM Talent
Chapter 6: Teach to Develop Humanities Talent
Chapter 7: Teach to Assess Talent
Chapter 8: Teach Today to Develop Tomorrow’s Innovators
Conclusion: Teach to Touch the Future

"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."

Tony Wagner, Senior Research Fellow and author of "The Global Achivement Gap" and "Creating Innovators"
Learning Policy Institute

"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."

Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor and Author of "Reach for Greatness" and "World Class Learners"
University of Kansas and Melbourne Graduate School of Education

"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."  

Charla Bunker, Teacher
Whittier Elementary Great Falls, MT

“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.”

Ellen Asregadoo, Teacher
Public School 190

"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."

David Grossman, Science Teacher
Elizabethtown High School

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