Short Articles by Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli

Publications are listed alphabetically by title.

A Bird’s Eye View of Schools for Talent Development: A Practical Plan for Total School Improvement [from The School Administrator (1996)]

A Bird’s Eye View of Schools for Talent Development: A Practical Plan for Total School Improvement [from The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (1996)]

A Brief Look at Education for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

A Change in Pedagogy Is the Answer

A Change in Pedagogy Is the Answer and Curricular Infusion Is the Process

A Counter Intuitive Approach to School Improvement

A Different Way of Looking at Teacher Evaluation Practices

A General Theory for the Development of Creative Productivity Through the Pursuit of Ideal Acts of Learning

A Powerful Tool for Powerful Learning: A Computerized Strength Assessment and Internet Based Enrichment Program

A Practical Model for Designing Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) for Gifted and Talented Students

A Practical System for Identifying Gifted and Talented Students

A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships—Developing the Gifts and Talents of All Students

A Short Guide to Personalized Learning

A Suggested Approach for Reducing the DE-Professionalizing of Teaching

A Technology Based Resource for Challenging Gifted and Talented Students

A Technology-Based Application of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model and High-End Learning Theory

A Theory of Blended Knowledge for the Development of Creative Productive Giftedness

A Time and a Place for Authentic High-End Learning

All How-to Books

An Internet Based Approach for Infusing Enrichment Experiences Into All Curricular Topics

Anatomy of a Type III Enrichment Project

Applying Gifted Education Pedagogy to Total Talent Development for All Students

Assessment for Learning: The Missing Element for Identfying High Potential in Low Income and Minority Groups

Assumptions Underlying the Identification of Gifted and Talented Students

Attacking the Achievement Gap From a Strength Bases Perspective: A Counterintuitive Approach


Case Study of a Type III Enrichment Management Plan

Changing the Goals of a Stagnated Education System: The Why and the How

Commentary on Contemporary Issues

Common Sense About the Under-Representation Issue: A School-wide Approach to Increase Participation of Diverse Students in Programs That Develop Talents and Gifted Behaviours in Young People

Considerations for Identification of Gifted and Talented Students: An Introduction to Identification

Current Research on the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted and Talented Students: Good News and Future Possibilities [Summarized] * [See the full article here]

Curricular Enrichment Infusion: A Practical Application Follow Up to the Change in Pedagogy Article

Curriculum Compacting: A Research-Based Method of Providing Differentiation, Enrichment, and Acceleration for High-Potential High Ability, and Academically Talented Students

Dealing With the Differentiation Debacle

Developing Creativity Across All Areas of the Curriculum

Developing Defensible Programs for the Gifted and Talented

Developing Giftedness for a Better World

Developing Gifts and Talents to Encourage Students to Make a Better World

Developing Student Skills for Locating and Using Just-in-Time Information

Development of an Instrument to Measure Opportunities for Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation (ICI) in Schools

Differentiation and Personalized Learning the Easy Way

Dr. Renzulli on Gifted Education [by Robert Rader]

Eighteen Ways to Help Young Students Improve Their Imaginations

Engagement Is the Answer

Enhancing Student Engagement in School Learning

Enrichment Clusters for Gifted Learning

Equity, Excellence, and Economy in a System for Identifying Students in Gifted Education Programs: A Guidebook

Evaluating Programs for the Gifted: Four Questions About the Larger Issues

Examining Joyful Reading for Underachieving and Twice-Exceptional Students

Expanding Student Identification Procedures by Adding Assessment For Learning Information

Expanding the Conception of Giftedness to Include Co-Cognitive Traits and to Promote Social Capital [Summarized] * [See the full article here]

Fostering Student Engagement: A Pathway to Academic Success

Gifted and Talented Students, Redefined

Giftedness as Potential for Creative Productivity: Transcending IQ Scores

Going Beyond Gutenberg and Skinner

How to Close Gifted Education’s Opportunity Gap: Underrepresentation Begins at the Word ‘Gifted’ [Opinion]

In Memoriam—Prof. Victor Müller-Oppliger

Involving All Students in Advanced Activities

Is There Still a Need for Gifted Education: An Examination of Current Research

Learning Styles Applied: Harnessing Students’ Instructional Style Preferences

Major Considerations for Developing Guidelines to Identify Students for Gifted Education Programs

More Changes Needed to Expand Gifted Identification and Support

Moving Around the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Myth 1: The gifted and talented constitute one single homogeneous group AND Giftedness is a way of being that stays in the person over time and experiences

No Child Left Bored

Operation Houndstooth: A Positive Perspective on Developing Social Intelligence [Summarized] * [See the full article here]

Personalizing Learning in Every Classroom: A Case for Implementing the Schoolwide Enrichment Model

Personalizing Learning Through the Use of Expression Style: Preferences and Awareness of Product Format Options

Plan for the Dissemination of Information

Preventing Bullying—Foreword

Reexamining the Role of Gifted Education and Talent Development for the 21st Century: A Four-part Theoretical Approach

Renzulli Learning

Renzulli Learning: Helping Teachers to Provide Enriched, Differentiated Learning for All Students

Resources for Teaching Type II Enrichment

Reversing Underachievement: Stories of Success

School Reform in the Biden Presidency: Flipping Our Thinking

Schools for Talent Development: A Practical Plan for Total School Improvement

Schools for Talent Development: Integrating Gifted Education into Total School Improvement

SEM Professional Development Delivery System
So, You’re (Thinking of) Starting Enrichment Clusters

Standards and Standards Plus: A Good Idea or a New Cage?

Study Snapshot: Do Students in Gifted Programs Perform Better? Linking Gifted Program Participants to Achievement and Nonachievement Outcomes

Summary of Research on the Assumptions Underlying the Identification of Gifted and Talented Students


Tackling Underrepresentation in Gifted Education

Talent Development Through Curriculum Differentiation

Teach to the Top: How to Keep High Achievers Engaged and Motivated

Teachers as Talent Scouts

The Achievement Gap, the New Technologies, and the Other No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

The Achievement Gap: It’s All About Engagement!

The Aspire Survey

The Assembly Plant of the Mind

The Best Resource for Promoting Social and Emotional Development

The Catch-A-Wave Theory of Adaptability: Core Competencies for Developing Gifted Behaviors in the Second Machine Age of Technology

The Development and Use of an Instrument to Assess Student Learning Styles

The Difference Is What Makes Differentiation

The Five Dimensions of Differntiation

The Future of Gifted Education and The Drowning Man Analogy

The Identification and Development of Giftedness as a Paradigm for School Reform

The Identification and Development of Talent Potential Among the Disadvantaged

The Importance Product Options in Creative Productivity

The Major Goals of Gifted Education and Talent Development Programs [Commentary]

The Major Goals of Gifted Education and the Role of Assessment For Learning

The Multiple Menu Model for Developing Differentiated Curriculum

The Other Goal of Gifted Education: Promoting Emotional Development and Social Responsibility Through the Use of Co-Cognitive Skills

The Positive Side of Pull-Out Programs

The Potential for Creativity Among Minority Groups

The Relationship Between Student Engagement and Student Achievement

The Role of Authentic Learning in Developing Gifts and Talents: A How-To Guide

The Role of Blended Knowledge in the Development of Creative Productive Giftedness

The Role of Executive Functions in Talent Development

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model Downunder: Developing the Giftedness and Talents of Young People

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) Infusion Based Approach to Curriculum Enrichment (Selection, Injection, and Extension)

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A Focus on Student Creative, Productivity Strengths, and Interests

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A Focus on Student Strenghts and Interests

The Socratic Method

The Three Es for Successful Academic Achievement

The Three-Ring Definition of Gifted Behaviors

The Total Talent Portfolio: Looking at the Best in Every Student

The Underrepresentation Problem in Gifted Education: Overcoming the Opportunity Gap

Two Critical Questions

What Do We Mean by Above Average Ability in the Assessment of Human Behaviors?

What Else Terman Told Us About 21st Century Implications for the Identification of Talent Potential in Underrepresented Groups [Commentary]

What Is [Or Should Be] the Pedagogy of Gifted Education Programs

What Is Schoolwide Enrichment All About?

What Is the Schoolwide Enrichment Model and How Can Implementation Be Explored? An Overview

What Is This Thing Called Giftedness, and How Do We Develop It? A Twenty-Five Year Perspective

What the Reading Wars Fail to Address

What We Learned About Good Teaching From On-Line Cooking and Baking Courses: How the Pandemic Will Influence High End Learning in the Post COVID Years [Commentary]

What We’re Getting Wrong About Gifted Education [Opinion]

What’s Missing From Our State School Report Cards

Whistling Past the Cemetery [With the Common Core State Standards in Mind: Caveats and Opportunities]

Why Is Enriching Curriculum Important

Why School Enjoyment Leads the List of the Three Es: Using Enrichment Cluster Teaching Strategies to Promote More School Happiness in the Regular Curriculum