Posts by Teresa Johnson:

Student Achievement–Framework 21 curriculum brings great results

June 20, 2013 Published by

By Teresa Johnson The most recent blogs I have posted focus on my ideas of what comprises a recipe for student achievement and classroom success, particularly with high ability and gifted students. In the book From Vision to Action, I write about the curriculum framework (Framework 21) that I use…

Hidden Rules: Focusing on Achievement for Middle High Ability and Gifted Students

March 21, 2013 Published by

By Teresa Johnson INGREDIENT  – Hidden Rules Hidden rules are real! Thirteen years ago when I first traveled to Texas to become a trainer for my school district, I quickly decided this four-day training would be just another k-12 professional development session I was forced to endure. However, after 13…

Building Resources: Focusing on Achievement for Middle High Ability and Gifted Students

March 7, 2013 Published by

INGREDIENT – Resources In a previous blog, I began my idea of a recipe for classroom success with middle, high ability, and gifted students. The first ingredient listed attributes of high ability and gifted learners the regular program teacher may want to use to help identify students that may need…

Learning Styles and Strengths: Focusing on Achievement for Middle High Ability and Gifted Students

January 17, 2013 Published by

By Teresa Johnson INGREDIENT #4—Learning Styles, Intelligences, Strengths/Leadership Styles, and Perceptions of Learning/Interests (Blog 4) Jim Collins—Good to Great “What are you deeply passionate about?” “What are you are genetically encoded for—what activities do you feel you are just made to do?” Previously, I wrote about resources and relationships. Once…

Relationships: Focusing on Achievement for Gifted Students

January 4, 2013 Published by

By Teresa Johnson No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship—James Comer INGREDIENT #3 – Relationships help achievement with gifted students This quote is emphasized throughout Dr. Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Consultants that work for Dr. Payne include this quote as part of their presentation and tell…

Gifted Attributes: Focusing on Classroom Success for High Ability and Gifted Students

November 29, 2012 Published by

INGREDIENT #1 – High Ability/Gifted Attributes (Blog 1) Remember the old adage, when life gives you lemons… As a regular program teacher, I felt exasperated many days providing learning experiences for high ability and gifted students. I always felt they needed more—a different path or recipe. I tried hard to…

High Ability and Gifted Students in the Regular Program: Left Behind?

November 1, 2012 Published by

The main focus of the No Child Left Behind Act was to drive broad gains in student achievement. I have pondered if proponents of the law really considered the amount of scaffolding needed for ALL students to achieve broad gains, particularly high ability and gifted students. Based on my observation,…

Relationships: Focusing on Achievement for Gifted Students

January 3, 2012 Published by

By Teresa Johnson No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship—James Comer   INGREDIENT #3 – Relationships This quote is emphasized throughout Dr. Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Consultants that work for Dr. Payne include this quote as part of their presentation and tell experience stories about mutual…