I was very excited to sign up for Dr. Jeanne Paynter’s course. Dr. Paynter’s idea that ‘identifying and nurturing individual talents focuses effort and is the foundation of a growth mindset’ was transformational. Because of this course, I now strive to create a talent development mindset. The tools Dr Paynter provided in using talent targeted language proved invaluable. I highly recommend her book and course to all teachers.
Alicia H. Fisher
Dr. Paynter’s approach to talent development is practical and effective. As a result of her course, I’m better able to identify and foster my students’ potential as I plan and deliver instruction. Using academic content as a springboard for developing innovative talents has been such a valuable technique!
I felt I did not have enough in my teacher toolbox to understand talent development, nor did I have strategies to keep my students engaged. Since taking this course, I now have an understanding of what these students want and need to encourage engagement and motivation. Dr. Paynter’s course has changed the way I approach my lesson/unit planning and the course text, “Teach to Develop Talent” has become a go-to tool that I reference weekly.