Myths about Gifted Students

Defining Giftedness

  • A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students, The Templeton National Report on Acceleration

  • A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America's Brightest Students, Edited by Assouline, Colangelo, Van Tasset-Baska, Lupkowski-Shoplik 

  • Alternative Assessments with Gifted and Talented Students, Edited by Joyce Van Tassel-Baska

  • Being Gifted in School: An Introduction to Development, Guidance, and Teaching, by Coleman and Cross

  • Being Smart about Gifted Children: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators, by Matthews and FosterBest Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide, by Robinson, Shore, and Enersen

  • Bright not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Why Twice-Exceptional Children are Stuck and How to Help Them, by Kennedy & Banks, with Temple Grandin

  • Compacting the Curriculum, by Burns, Renzulli, and Reis

  • Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learners by Joyce Van Tassel-Baska

  • Conceptions of Giftedness, Edited by Sternberg and Davidson

  • Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says, Edited by Plucker & Callahan

  • Different Minds: Gifted Children with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, & other Learning Deficits, by Deirdre V. Lovecky

  • Failing our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High Ability Students, Finn and Wright

  • Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers, by Webb, Meckstroth, and Tolan

  • Handbook of Gifted Education, by Colangelo and Davis

  • Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs, Edited by Joseph Renzulli

  • Independent Study for Gifted Learners by Johnsen and Goree

  • Nature and Nurture of Giftedness: A New Framework for Understanding Gifted Education, by Yun Dai

  • Recruiting & Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education, by Donna Y. Ford

  • The Schoolwide Enrichment Model, by Renzulli and Reis

  • The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students, Tracy C. Missett

  • The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?, Edited by Neihart, Reis, Robinson, and Moon

  • Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, Edited by SENG (

  • To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled, by Susan Baum

  • Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-income, High-Ability Students, by Olszewski-Kubilus and Clarenbach


Educational Strategies
Courses and Programs

Gardening Lesson
Why Do We Need Gifted Education?



Matching Student Learning Needs to School Opportunities From our 2017 MAGE Conference


Keynote by Susan Dulong Langley can be accessed at this site


How to Differentiate Curriculum for your high ability students by Colleen Carey

Empowering Parent-Teacher Relationships by Suzanne Fedorka and Carol Lach


NAGC WEBINARS - *For Members Only. You must be logged in for this link to work.

46 Webinars available from NAGC - Complete list and access​

Topics include: Classroom Practice, Parenting, Social-Emotional, and Underserved Populations


Ted Talk by Michelle Barmazelle, one of MAGE's board members 

Why Gifted May Not Be What You Think - Tedx Talk


Presentations from previous
MAGE Events   ​




Organizations with Additional Resources


Papers and Publications