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Steve Haberlin is a Ph.D candidate at the University of South Florida, where he also works as a teaching assistant, supervising and teaching pre-service teachers. Steve holds a master's degree in gifted education from U.S.F. and has worked with gifted students for seven years in various classroom models. His research has been published in Gifted & Talented International, Childhood Education, the Journal of Practitioner Research, The Journal of Poetry Therapy, International Journal of Education & the Arts, and The Qualitative Report.
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When visiting classrooms, I often feel for introverts—those who prefer to work alone and gain strength from their own thoughts and ideas.  Classrooms have been transformed into collaborative factories, full of teamwork, groupwork, small groups,...
Whenever I ask my daughters what they did in school, the answer is they generally took a test. One day, they sighed and asked me if I had taken that many tests as a child, to which I replied “no.” They then ask me why they have to take so many...
As a teacher, do you know your state’s acceleration options for students? If you don’t, you’re not alone. In my experience, in the state of Florida, for instance, few parents and, even teachers, were aware that a law exists to provide acceleration...
Virtually never addressed, this topic influences every aspect of one’s teaching career. Office politics, or as I call it, the politics of teaching. Politics exist in schools across the country, however, aspiring teachers learn nothing directly of...
As a k-12 teacher, I often struggled with how to explain enrichment to elementary students. I also questioned myself over when it was academically appropriate to offer enrichment—that is until I stumbled upon the analogy of dessert before dinner. I...
At a recent meeting of instructional supervisors, I urged them to add one, simple line to a newly revised lesson plan template required for use by teacher candidates at the university. It read: What accommodations will you make for students...
In Florida, passing teacher certification exams—or more accurately, not passing-has become somewhat of a crisis.  According to news reports, some 1,000 teachers were fired this summer after failing to pass sections of the Florida Teacher...
Becoming a teacher can be as stressful or even more stressful than serving in the actual job. Teacher candidates must complete rigorous coursework, and if enrolled in a clinical program, must also spend time in the classroom as interns. This adds...
I think some parallels can be drawn between identifying gifted students in the classroom and scouting for talents in sports. For instance, baseball scouts operate on various levels (e.g. high school, college, minor league) when looking to recruit...
Author's Note: This is the final installment of a three-part series on my experiences working as a gifted education resource teacher. I included the references used in all three blogs at the end of this blog. Part 3: Discussion During this...

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