Janet Aaker Smith

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Janet’s interest, experience, and expertise in educating students at all levels is reflected in her broad teaching and consultancy career. She is a celebrated presenter and author who works extensively with teachers in the areas of brain compatible learning, gifted education, creative and critical thinking, motivation, active learning, learning styles, cooperative learning, and multiple intelligences.

She is a past Vice President for the Victorian Association of Gifted and Talented Children in Australia.

Staff Development Topics:
  • Giggles and Chuckles: Humor in the Differentiated and Thinking Classroom
  • Kids Under Construction! Brain Compatible Classrooms
  • Extreme Makeover: Brain Compatible Differentiated Instruction
  • Caught in the Middle! – The Middle Years of Schooling
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Gifted!
  • You Have the Right to Extend, Enrich, and Challenge! Challenging Puzzles for Science,Social Studies, and Language Arts
  • Simply the Best! Instructional Strategies that Work!
  • Flying In Style – Differentiated STEM Activities!
  • Gifted Students, Cooperation, and Problem Solving
  • Engaging Student Learning Through the Use of Creative and Critical Thinking Strategies
  • Classroom Connections
  • Practical Applications of Multiple Intelligences Theory 
  • Happy Classrooms: From Ha-Ha to Ah-Ha!
  • Writing Strategies That Work! Practical Ways to Use Six Traits
  • Managing the Differentiated Classroom
  • Engaging Strategies to Promote Classroom Connections and Management – New!
  • FLARES: From A Bright Spark to a Brilliant Flame – New!
  • Humor in the Classroom
  • My Top 10 List of What I Have Learned from Teaching Gifted Students – But I only Remember 5!
  • Everyone has a Brain. Where did I leave mine?


  • Lifelong Learning – Model it!
  • My Top 10 List of What I Have Learned from Teaching Gifted Students – But I only Remember 5!
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