The Cluster Grouping Handbook Book with CD-ROM

Education & Textbooks

By Susan Winebrenner

Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing

ABOUT Susan Winebrenner

Susan Winebrenner
Susan Winebrenner is a full-time consultant in staff development. She presents workshops and seminars nationally and internationally, helping educators translate educational research into classroom practice.

Susan is the author or co-author of The Cluster Grouping Handbook (wi More...



In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students reach their potential? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. Practitioners will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development. Special attention is directed toward empowering gifted English language learners.

The included CD-ROM (for Windows and Macintosh) features all of the reproducible forms from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation designed for teacher in-service training.

An essential resource for administrators, gifted education program directors, and classroom teachers.

$39.99, 224 pages, softcover, black and white, 8½" x 11", for teachers and administrators, grades k–8, ISBN 1-57542-279-4, ISBN 13 978-1-57542-279-4

"With this one book alone, you could revamp a whole school system, one school at a time. With this concept of cluster grouping, a school district could save all the costs of a self-contained or pull-out gifted program. And if you take this flat out declaration seriously, The Cluster Grouping Handbook will do all the thinking, all the planning, all the charting, and all the predicting you will ever the ultimate meticulous detail. This is not an exaggeration. Every finite element for planning has been the book! It has wonderful ideas." —Gifted Education Communicator