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Ordinary Gifted Children: The Power and Promise of Individual Attention

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This is the remarkable story of the Hoffmann School for Individual Attention, where the principal believed in a diverse, challenging, and challenged group of studentswith extraordinary results. With a definition of gifted that included all children, Ann Hoffmann embraced students that other schools had failed, and she helped them not just to learn, but to learn to love learning. Written with candor and humor by renowned arts educator (and Ann Hoffmanns daughter) Jessica Hoffmann Davis, this portrait will resonate with anyone who has known or been a champion of children. Ann Hoffmanns example will inspire and delight the reader, reminding us of what matters most in education and that if we love what we do, anything is possible.

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Review Sharer, June 30, 2011 (view all comments by Review Sharer)
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"This is a very beautifully written and moving book. On one level it is the story of an amazing woman who ran a unique school for "ordinary gifted children," as she thought of them. It is on a deeper level a memoir of growing up on the top floor of the school, knowing your place in it was special...not always in good ways, because your mother was the principal, and a fiercely determined person and the champion of all the children who came under her care. This was no ordinary growing up.

The book is replete with wonderful characters, from the little boy who sat on a chair outside the principal's office for two months until he was fionally ready to go to class, to the Italian relatives who brought so much life to the family, to the Jewish relatives whose story was often sadder, but no less vitally a part of Jessica's growing up.

Jessica Davis is no ordinary gofted writer and memoirist. This book will stay with you for a long time after you - reluctantly - put it down."Review by Professor Jill Claster NYU
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ISBN:
9780807750964
Author:
Davis, Jessica Hoffmann
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Special Education - Gifted
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Education-Gifted and Talented
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
8.95x6.30x.47 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is the remarkable story of the Hoffmann School for Individual Attention, where the principal believed in a diverse, challenging, and challenged group of studentswith extraordinary results. With a definition of gifted that included all children, Ann Hoffmann embraced students that other schools had failed, and she helped them not just to learn, but to learn to love learning. Written with candor and humor by renowned arts educator (and Ann Hoffmanns daughter) Jessica Hoffmann Davis, this portrait will resonate with anyone who has known or been a champion of children. Ann Hoffmanns example will inspire and delight the reader, reminding us of what matters most in education and that if we love what we do, anything is possible.
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