The original Thinkology: Engaging Activities to Enhance the Creative Mind is an excellent book to support creative thinking in our children. Building on those activities and concepts, the new 2.0 Gifted Edition version has over 70 activities that can serve as writing prompts and discussion starters that students will find interesting and appealing. These prompts are excellent for children in grades 3-8, but they can be easily modified for younger or older students. No doubt these questions will get your students more engaged than your standard school workbook! They will be thinking, discussing and writing more than you may expect. This book is perfect for the gifted learner who is needing extra enrichment and for any student who just needs something different to get them thinking and engaged in their learning.
Thinkology 2.0 includes:
Digital format to allow teachers to imbed activities into their online courses
Updated topics and more relevant examples to help students relate to the original concepts
New activities and prompts
New Social and Emotional Activity Section
More in-depth prompts to really challenge and engage the gifted learner
Only available digitally! (Through Google Slides)
About the Authors
Adam C. Laningham has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. He is the Manager of Gifted & Advanced Academics for a large, diverse school district in the Phoenix area providing a wide range of services to over 5,000 gifted identified students. Adam was recognized as the 2014 Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, he has taught at several schools, multiple grade levels and run numerous gifted programs. Adam has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented, is the Arizona SENG Liaison, an international speaker, consultant, and published author.
Dr. Stephanie Sanschagrin is a Gifted Enrichment Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona were she has worked with students from many different age groups from Kindergarten to college all while training educational professionals in new technologies and gifted mindset. Stephanie Sanschagrin earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from The University of New England with a focus on K-12 leadership succession planning. Furthermore, Dr. Sanschagrin has presented at many Symposiums the most recent being the Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented Symposium where she presented action research on extending gifted minds through STEM.
Nathan Levy is the author of more than 40 books which have sold over 300,000 copies to teachers and parents around the world. His unique Stories with Holes series continues to be proclaimed the most popular activity used in gifted, special education and regular classrooms by hundreds of educators. An extremely popular, dynamic speaker on thinking, writing and differentiation, Nathan is in high demand as a workshop leader in school and business settings. He has worked as a school principal, district supervisor, gifted coordinator, is a company president and management trainer, as well as, the father of four daughters. Nathan’s ability to transfer knowledge and strategies to audiences through humorous, thought provoking stories assures that participants leave with a plethora of new ways to approach their future endeavors.