Kathryn Haydon


Kathryn Haydon has written hundreds of pieces, including book chapters and articles in academic journals. The following is a sampling of her bibliography.

Book Chapters

Haydon, K. P.  (2017).  What if we view our education system as an ecosystem? In M. K. Culpepper, C. Burnett, & P. Reali (Eds.),  Big questions in creativity 2017: The Best of Big Questions 2013-16 (65-80). Buffalo, NY: ICSC Press.

Burnett, C. A., & Haydon, K. P.  (2017).  Do we need a revolutionary approach to bring creativity into education? In R. Beghetto, Ed., Creative contradictions in education: Cross disciplinary paradoxes and perspectives (201-220).  New York, NY: Springer.

Haydon, K. P.  (2015).  What if we view our education system as an ecosystem? In M. K. Culpepper & C. Burnett (Eds.),  Big questions in creativity 2015 (113-128). Buffalo, NY:  ICSC Press.

Haydon, K. P.  (2009).  Exploring the rainforest through content-based foreign language instruction. In Smutny, J.F. & von Fremd, S.E. (Eds.), Igniting creativity in gifted learners, K-6 (191-198), Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.

Article Sampling

(2013-present) Contributor, The Creativity Post. +30 articles, include:
Please thank a teacher for doing what this teacher does; Why teachers need parent input: Taking
the long view on a child’s education; This is what happens when kids’ creative strengths are
leveraged; What students want; Juggling unique learners’ needs.

(2015-present) Contributor, Brightly, Penguin Random House.  Articles include: Five illustrated books for kids who dig math; How to raise out-of-the-box thinkers: A chat with Peter H. Reynolds; 3 picture books and activities to encourage your child’s creative thinking; Math stories your child will actually enjoy.

Haydon, K. P. (2016, Summer).  The importance of parent intuition and advocacy in recognizing highly creative children.  Parenting for High Potential.  

Haydon, K. P., Goff, K., & Harvey,  J.  (2016,  June).  Academic creativity in your classroom.  Torrance Journal for Applied Creativity.

Haydon, K. P. (2016, May).  Response to Seymour Papert’s “The Gears of My Childhood.” Center for Gifted Newsletter.

Haydon, K. P. (2016, Spring).  Top 10 ways teachers are using Creativity for Everybody in the classroom.  NAGC Creativity Network Newsletter, 3-4.  

Haydon, K. P.  (2016, February).  Can a thinking profile pave your way to the corner office? FourSight Newsletter.

Haydon, K. P.  (2016, January 12).  What to do when they say your kindergartener needs a tutor. The Washington Post.

Haydon, K. P. (2016, Winter).  Why it’s essential that we identify and support creativity in gifted children.  Gifted Education Press Quarterly.

Haydon, K. P.  (2015, March/April).  Parenting the creatively gifted child.  Parenting for High Potential, 23.

Haydon, K. P. (2015, January). Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo: Supporting ELLs in the Common Core Era. Education Week

Haydon, K. P. (2015).  Safe haven: Parenting creative children amidst abundant conformity. Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, 63-66.

Haydon, K. P.  (2014).  Seedling Beyonders need champions from birth through adulthood. Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, 15-20.

Haydon, K. P.  (2014, September).  The power of creative questions.  Bookopolis Blog.

Haydon, K. P.  (2013).  Importance of parents and what you can do to support the social emotional needs of your gifted child.  Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, 41-43.

Haydon, K. P.  (2012)  Article series for blog:
Google Art Project; Centers: Effective structures for differentiation; Under the big top; Exploring
the ocean with young, gifted children; Teaching with literature in the primary grades; Five ways
to identify and support budding mathematicians. 

Haydon, K. P.  (2011).  Underachievers: Most neglected resources of the future?  Illinois Association for
Gifted Children Journal,