Enter for a Chance to Win Gifted Education Books!

November 2021 Giveaway

For nearly 40 years, Free Spirit Publishing has provided educators with innovative tools that help gifted students reach their potential and be their best—in and out of school. This month, we’re giving away three insightful new books for educators, parents, and anyone who cares about creative, curious, gifted kids. One lucky reader will win:

To Enter: Leave a comment below describing how you support gifted students.

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Each comment counts as a separate entry. Entries must be received by midnight, November 19, 2021.

The winner will be contacted via email on or around November 22, 2021, and will need to respond within 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Winner must be US resident, 18 years of age or older.

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99 Responses to Enter for a Chance to Win Gifted Education Books!

  1. Helen Prince says:

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  2. I serve on the board of Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented (Colorado), a nonprofit that supports GT families, teachers, and admins, and am in charge of our lending library. I would be thrilled to add these titles to our collection to share during meetings and events.

  3. Monica Wince says:

    My daughters are gifted, and I know that I have a “ different thinking “ kind of brain, and I cannot agree enough how the different thinker needs to be accepted as well as fed, nourished and valued. Thinking outside of the box is integral! Having resources to enhance that pray is invaluable!

  4. Lisa says:

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  7. Tracee Coleman says:

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  8. Tracee Coleman says:

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  9. Tracee Coleman says:

    I support GT education by providing engaging, challenging, and thought-provoking tasks to scholars!

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  12. Followed on Facebook.

  13. I support gifted students as a 2e learner, a parent, a support educator, a volunteer on OSPI’s Washington Stare Highly Capable Advisory, and as a social media group admin. community builder.

    For the past eight years, I’ve been researching how to best support my gifted daughter and sharing that information with others. Along the way I discovered that many parents, educators, and students didn’t know important information, who to ask, or where to find what they need. My experience underscored the need to create a state wide social media conversation group.

    So, I helped create and launch the Washington State HiCap Discussion Group on Facebook/Meta! This is the resource I wish my parents, all my teachers, all my daughters educators, and my colleagues had years ago.

    Our mission is to provide information, support, and advocacy. Our conversation include many leaders from the NWGCA – Northwest Gifted Child Association, WAETAG – Washington Educators of the Talented and Gifted, Prodigy Northwest, the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education, the Washington State Gifted Advisory, several g/t school district parent groups, multiple educators, and many parents who are not connected to any group. It’s exciting to see community forming and needs being met!

    **Free Spirit Publishing, if you would like some PR and to support parents and educators in Washington, let’s talk! Please direct message the Washington State HiCap Discussion Group on Facebook/Meta or reach out to wahicapdiscussion@gmail.com. Thank you! **

  14. Carolyn M says:

    I teach middle school gifted students (5-8) and we are currently transitioning our model to be more equitable and inclusive. About 25% of our student body is identified and require gifted services, which we currently provide through pullouts, differentiation, and some inclusion. As teachers, we strive to reach more students of color, on our own, through school wide enrichment. I have been in gifted education for over 20 years and am very interested in new resources and models for gifted education, especially when it comes to meeting the needs of underrepresented populations and twice exceptional learners, as our current models are not working ideally for today’s students.

  15. Toni Jeter says:

    I am a parent and educator who joins School Improvement teams and volunteers to help underrepresented students grow and believe that they can and are gifted. I am a firm believer that ever child has a gift inside of them, that would make everyone gifted in something, we just have to nurture it.

  16. I am a gifted educator in India. I work for a charitable organization who run after school programs for gifted students and encourage schools to meet their needs in the classroom. There is limited published material on giftedness in India and we rely on the insights of experts outside India to give us some direction for our work. These books will be a huge help to my team of educators and psychologists.

  17. Leslie Mohlman says:

    I support my gifted students by accelerating their math curriculum. We cover 3 years of math in 2. And we love to dialogue. Constructing arguments/explanations and responding to others’ by adding to it, asking a question, or offering another perspective.

  18. Hanna Froehlich says:

    Many of the students I teach are twice exceptional students, so I am always looking for new ways to support and advocate for all of my students.

  19. Jennifer Hooper says:

    As a 4th grade Math and Science Gifted teacher in a title 1 school, I motivate my students to think outside the box with hands on learning, projects, thematic units, and grading rubrics.

  20. I work with automotive instructor across the Rocky Mountain region. I help teach them different teaching strategies and engagement activities. Recently I started working with several teachers on how to help Gifted students remain engaged during remedial lessons. Working with gifted and talented students is fairly new area for career education instructors as they have not been a normal class offered to the GT community. That is changing rapidly with the level of skill and knowledge one must have to properly repair and diagnose vehicles.

  21. Lara Milan says:

    I’m a G&T Specialist and as in Italy there are no National Guidelines on Gifted Education these books are a great resource I may wish to translate into Italian!

  22. Rohini Friesen says:

    With the right resources available, teachers will be able to appropriately challenge their gifted learners.

  23. Cary Zeigler says:

    Gifted students are supported in my classroom through various ways. Depending on the topic I am teaching, I may compact some of it for those that have prior knowledge or interest in it. I also make sure to enrich the curriculum instead of just teaching to the standards.

  24. William R Salyer says:

    As an Intervention Specialist, I provide lesson extension and time support for those students interested in pursuing increased educational challenge and/or alternative assessment.

  25. Jennifer Rishel says:

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  26. Jen Rishel says:

    As a district resource teacher, I support gifted education teachers, provide PD, and advocate for change in antiquated, biased identification systems.

  27. spatel says:

    I strive to support twice exceptional and gifted students by really getting to know the students and weaving their likes and passions into lessons. I would be excited to explore these professional books to further my knowledge.

  28. Tricia Richardson says:

    Followed on Twitter!

  29. Tricia Richardson says:

    Liked and follow on FB.

  30. Tricia Richardson says:

    I support gifted kids by 1) being a parent of 2 identified kids, one whom is 2e; 2)I’m a district GT teacher with a passion and expertise in working with 2e kiddos!

  31. Tricia Carpenter says:

    I also liked you on Facebook!

  32. Tricia Carpenter says:

    I support gifted students by helping the parents of gifted children to meet, build community, discuss relevant topics, share resources, and support one another in our journey. Gifted children are so amazing but can also be so challenging! It is extremely helpful and reassuring to connect with other parents who have had similar experiences.

  33. Jocelyn says:

    I feel so lucky to live where gifted education is a right, not a privilege. That’s not to say we don’t need to advocate for those rights, we do. Here’s to recognizing that gifted deserve appropriate challenges!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Doug Alexander says:

    As a GT Instructional Specialist in my district and a board member of the state and local gifted education associations, gifted education advocacy isn’t just what I do… it’s who I am! I have 16 years as a general education classroom teacher who has constantly advocated for the needs of students who are gifted and designing learning experience to provide appropriate and engaging challenge while addressing their social-emotional supports. At the end of the day, students in my classes go home having learned something of relevance while feeling better about who they are.

  35. Donna R Johnson-Short says:

    I support gifted students by providing them with assignments to keep them challenged even when they’re not with me in our gifted pull-out classes.

  36. annapayne1 says:

    I research gifted education and 2E students.

  37. Cynthia Anthony says:

    I am an elementary resource specialist and have several students who are twice exceptional. It is challenging and wonderful to differentiate curriculum for these kids! I am using goal setting contracts to help them organize their ideas and complete projects in chunks one day at a time.

  38. Flashette Johnson says:

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  39. Flashette Johnson says:

    Following on Twitter (@mrsjohnson_ela)

  40. Flashette Johnson says:

    I support gifted students as the secondary lead teacher in the district’s gifted and talented office!

  41. I teaching elementary gifted and talented students. These books are great resources to help me grow. Thank you!

  42. Haydee Davila says:

    I teach elementary gifted and talented students. These books would be wonderful resources for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win. 🙂

  43. Robin Bell-Wohlgemuth says:

    Differentiate lessons to add additional complexity not quantity.

  44. Barbara Hall says:

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  45. Barbara Hall says:

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  46. Barbara Miller Hall says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! I support twice exceptional learners as a parent, instructional designer, and teacher-in-training. I am earning my teaching certification in Exceptional Students through an alternative pathway. Four of my five “children” were identified as gifted, with one child recognized as twice exceptional. Another child is profoundly impacted by a condition. I will use my personal experiences and professional training to serve twice exceptional students.

  47. Rosalita Garcia says:

    Hi, I teach 1st-6th grade students at a Dual Language Magnet School. I love teaching these group of gifted bilingual students. I try to keep all my lessons new and challenging to give them a great learning experience.

  48. Tricia says:

    I support many districts in which differentiation and inclusivity reflects neurotypical students as well as students with disabilities. However these processes and practices have not yet grown effectively to support students who excel, are high achieving, or tremendously creative. I would love to support an increase in capacity for these districts working not only with those students mentioned before, but also with students who expand on the learning provided.

  49. Vanessa Kwaczala says:

    I am a Quality Director and feel that these books would be amazing to be used as a resource for all the teachers I work with!

  50. Julie Patrick says:

    I am the teacher of self-contained gifted 2nd graders. After a year+ of remote learning, I’m supporting my gifted students by filling the holes in the dike while also using gifted strategies to stretch their thinking and enhance the district curriculum so they can build on their understandings.

  51. I am the Talent Development Specialist in my county, and I support and advocate for Teachers of the gifted and high-potential, students who have high-potential or gifted, and families of the high-potential and gifted. When I get Free Spirit Materials, I use them to provide resources and support to my teachers in our effort to match students’ interests and academic needs through opportunities and services in our Talent Development Framework.

  52. shuka hall says:

    I am always looking for resources to help these high achieving students. I would love to win your free giveaways
    Thank you

  53. Gabby Marghella says:

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  54. Gabby Marghella says:

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  55. Gabby Marghella says:

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  56. Gabby Marghella says:

    I am in my first year as a middle school gifted teacher at a cyber school. I provide enrichment opportunities to my gifted students. Just this month, my students planned and conducted an informational interview with an astronomer!

  57. Followed you on Twitter

  58. I’m a father of a gifted child, and as a teacher I strive to help myy brightest students rise above the mediocrity of school requirements, encouraging them to think for themselves, take another step forward, and not allow themselves to settle for anything less than their best

  59. Michelle Bryant says:

    I also liked Free Spirit Publishing on Facebook. 🙂

  60. Michelle Bryant says:

    As an ELL/ESOL teacher for K-5 students, I strive to support my gifted learners by working closely with the Gifted Resource teacher to examine our screening and identification processes and to coach classroom teachers to develop an asset-based mindset in working with our multilingual students. While many teachers view English language learners as struggling readers or otherwise academically challenged, we work to shift the mindset toward equity, to see them as emerging bilinguals, capable of critical thinking and changing the world as much as other gifted students.

  61. We work with gifted and 2e students to communicate with, connect to and understand their peers.

  62. Eugenia Anderson says:

    I support my gifted students by having them explore and learn what interests them.

  63. Keri Davis-Weaver says:

    I have three children that have been in their gifted program at school. I support them by exposing them to a wide range of experiences through outings, vacations, and projects.

  64. grace jacobs says:

    I work to protect and guide tender hearts and souls as a gifted specialist in elementary schools.

  65. Donna Girardi-Reed says:

    I am still developing my ability to support gifted students. My go-to has been to provide them work on the same or related standards that we are working on, but at their appropriate grade level. So for a gifted 3rd grader working on multiplication, they may work to complete 4th or 5th grade multiplication standards.

  66. Laurabeth S. Kapp says:

    I support gifted students by helping them develop self-awareness as gifted individuals. Through conversation and reading about other gifted individuals, our discussions are engaging and powerful. Students feel heard and understood by their peers.

  67. Wynter McBride says:

    I work with Gifted students in first grade. I support them in Math, Reading and Enrichment. I also try to support their overall development. During Enrichment, I try to pack everything I can into our daily lessons. I have an interesting fact, a big word of the day to expand their vocabulary, Math talks, and then the main lesson which could focus on an upcoming district competition, Math enrichment, coding, or Maker Stations.

  68. Hannah M Hurley says:

    I currently work as a Gifted and Talented coordinator for an online, public charter school. I supervise 3 teachers in 3, 4, 5 grade. We are currently working to develop our program. I am looking for additional resources to develop our program and curriculum.

  69. Candi Boehme says:

    This is my 3rd year teaching GT. The 1st two years were interrupted by the pandemic. My campus is also the higher functioning AU campus. One of my GT students this year is AU. As the librarian and GT teacher, I see gifted qualities in numerous other students. I also have one of my GT students being tested for dyslexia. These books would be a great insight.

  70. Bradley Evans says:

    I have liked you on Facebook

  71. Bradley Evans says:

    I’m so excited about this set of books. I work as a counselor in a vanguard gifted and talented school these would come in so handy. So excited

  72. sharonlakeclaremontpress says:

    I support my son and other gifted students by recognizing that with or without the label, regardless of whether the label makes others uncomfortable or angry, he is part of a distinctive group that has their own special needs. So, recognizing, validating, supporting, advocating for. And working on finding new and effective ways to discuss these abilities and needs for greater understanding–for kids themselves, for families, for schools and educators, for the public at large.

  73. Bonny says:

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  74. Bonny says:

    I support teachers by providing PD around differentiation, implementing gifted curriculum and instructional strategies that support gifted and advanced learners.

  75. Pam Brandt says:

    As an art teacher I am always working to challenge those artistically gifted students to keep pushing themselves to do their best. I encourage them to try new things to push them out of their comfort zone. I also became the district gifted and talented coordinator this year and will be working with all of our gifted students.

  76. Brittney says:

    I am a School Psychologist and I evaluated student who are gifted but also qualify for specially designed instruction and SEL needs.

  77. Kayla Livingston says:

    I work with students with behavior and mental health needs. Several of my students are gifted in many areas, but struggle in other areas. I would like to discover ways to better meet my students needs and reach their fullest potential.

  78. Helen Prince says:

    As a school librarian I work with all students, provide instruction and materials for all levels of learners as well as work with all levels of classes and collaborated with honors levels teachers.

  79. Janeen Garza says:

    I support gifted students through enriching activities that are STEAM related and make sure to have literacy throughout the classroom. I am also a professor in Child Development and teach my college students different ways to engage children’s different learning styles.

  80. Melissa Swank says:

    I would love to have more information on this topic; I coach teaching staff and often see this underserved population being mis-labeled.

  81. Jennifer Zaske says:

    Collaboration with our GTD teacher, making sure that social emotional learning skills and opportunities are discussed when we make program planning decisions for gifted students

  82. Chris says:

    Work in a regional service agency and so support multiple school districts with their Gifted programing.

  83. Tara S. says:

    I am a mom to a twice exceptional child, and your publications help me be the parent that she needs me to be. They reinforce what I am doing and help me help her reach her full potential. I got her through middle school, high school, college, and into her first job (!), but gifted kids never stop being gifted; they just become gifted adults who still need support ❤️

  84. Kristen Hosteen says:

    I support Gifted Students by finding where their talents and interests intersect to engage them in challenging and authentic learning that goes beyond “busy work” and “free reading.”

  85. Rebecca says:

    One way we support gifted students is through individualization. We work to know where each child is at and Taylor the task to their level/ability.

  86. Judi Greathouse says:

    As Supervisor of Gifted Services for Frederick County (VA) Public Schools I support gifted learners from kindergarten through grade 12. Additionally, I teach all the VA gifted endorsement courses for Shenandoah University to prepare teachers to work with gifted learners not only in my school division but across the state and beyond. I am always looking for resources to share with the gifted resource teachers in my school division and the teachers earning the endorsement in my graduate courses.

  87. Jennifer Agolino says:

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  88. Jennifer Agolino says:

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  89. Jennifer Agolino says:

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  90. Jennifer Agolino says:

    We do enrichment service learning projects.

  91. Coleen Nelson-Schafer says:

    My role is as the GATE teacher and special education case manager for students intellectually gifted IEPs. I teach grades 5-8 through a pull out enrichment class during which students work on inquiry based projects. I also collaborate with teachers to make classroom accommodations for gifted learners and work with the school and district to make sure students are enrolled in classes that are in appropriate for their ability level, such as high school classes for highly gifted middle school students. Sometimes this involves adding transportation services. I also meet with students on my caseload individually to work on academic goals and provide support in strength as well as gap areas. My biggest area of support if to provide a safe space in which students can thrive and know they belong.

  92. Elizabeth A Ratliff says:

    Followed on Pinterest!

  93. Elizabeth A Ratliff says:

    Followed on Twitter!

  94. Elizabeth A Ratliff says:

    Liked on Facebook! Can’t believe I didn’t do this before!

  95. Jennifer Ehlers says:

    I work in a new school (year 5, including the pandemic years) designed for Gifted & Exceptional students in grades 3-12. (2022 will be our first graduating class.) We are doing our best to figure out what’s best for our students, which doesn’t exactly align with the district’s overall plan. The problem is that they have no plan for us, yet expect us to be like every other school. If so, why even open a school for these students. ?? This has been the most exhausting teaching assignment in my 30 years in education. I teach HS, and we seem to be an “afterthought” (as one of our juniors put it). HELP! Thank you.

  96. Elizabeth A Ratliff says:

    I serve as the gifted coordinator and instructional coach for gifted providers for my district K-12.

  97. Sarah Bartlett says:

    Gifted children are supported in my classroom through on-going individualization and acceptance of each child’s uniqueness.

  98. Jayne Greeney-Schill says:

    I am the professional development coordinator for our district. I am always looking for new resources to help teachers serve ALL of their learners!

  99. 8fran says:

    I advocate for gifted children and have been a facilitator and presenter on the subject.

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