Teach to Develop Talent

What if...

  • All our children were motivated by a personal purpose and future-focus?
  • Each learner could develop their unique talents while mastering rich, relevant content and skills?
  • Our learning goals were talent-targeted, and not just test-targeted?

What if you could…

Teach to Develop Talent?

How important are these qualities to our children’s future success?

I think your answer is the same as mine: Very important! I call these qualities, “the aptitudes of innovators,” those creative problem solvers who will change our world for the better.

In a world where “Google knows everything,” what is most important is what you can do with what you know.  Employers are looking for those who can think of new ideas and then focus energy on implementing the most promising ones. In other words, they are looking for innovators.

Are we preparing our children for this future? I know you believe we should.

We are all capable of innovation. Have you ever thought of a new “twist” that really improved something in your daily life? That’s the same process used by tech innovators like Steve Jobs and social innovators like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We don’t yet know which of our learners may change the world like they did, but we can prepare them for it. We can show them how to identify and develop their own talent aptitudes.  I believe that you would do that if you could.

Here is the good news:  You can! Innovative ways of thinking and doing can be taught—in all schools and to allchildren–right in our current context.  I call this process, talent-targeted teaching and learning.

I’d like to share this approach with you, and the practical tools and examples I’ve developed to get you started using talent-targeted teaching and learning with your current curriculum.

Results? In your classroom, you’ll begin to see motivated and engaged learners solving real-world problems, achieving at high levels, learning to become tomorrow’s innovators, TODAY.

Join me in the Talent Development Journey!

Dr. Jeanne L. Paynter
Educating Innovators

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"Finally, a book that describes in depth how to teach and assess the essential skills most needed to thrive  in the innovation era. This book deserves to be read, re-read, annotated, and dog-eared by every K-12 educator.

Tony Wagner, Senior Research Fellow, Learning Policy Institute and author of "The Global Achievement Gap" and "Creating  Innovators"

Teach to Develop Talent: How to Motivate and Engage Tomorrow's Innovators Today

Are you cultivating the real-world creative problem-solving skills today’s diverse learners need for future success? Or have we leaned so far into test preparation that we’ve left no room for developing our students’ unique talents, leaving them disengaged and unmotivated?

With the new brain-based Talent-Targeted Teaching and Learning model described in this book, you can focus instead on developing all students’ metacognitive, creative problem-solving, and leadership skills alongside the required content standards. Teach to Develop Talent applies the psychology of motivation, engagement, and achievement to practical, culturally responsive strategies educators can use to equitably identify and develop students’ cognitive and social-emotional skills, including curiosity, creativity, perseverance, reasoning, persistence, empathy, and more.

 With this book, you can:

  • Identify and develop all learners’ aptitudes for innovation in STEM and humanities
  • Transform any curriculum or standards into long-term aims for talent development
  •  Support and assess student progress with dozens of customizable checklists, templates, rubrics, and surveys
  • Challenge and engage all learners, especially diverse gifted students

Ideal for implementation in virtual or traditional learning environments, you will ensure your students’ long-range and multi-faceted success with this hands-on guide.

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