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I'm Not Gifted, I'm Just Me: Helping Teachers Understand the Gifted Adolescent

People who are unusually intelligent typically find it hard to fit in with others their own age. This collection provides ways teachers can help foster confidence in those who are proclaimed 'different' and encourage acceptance among peers.
A Collection By Sara Kaplan
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I'm Not Gifted, I'm Just Me: Helping Teachers Understand the Gifted Adolescent
  • Online Community GHF

    Website
    giftedhomeschoolers.org
    giftedhomeschoolers.org
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Everyone needs advice, including parents of gifted students. This forum is a wonderful resource for any parent of gifted students, not just those who are homeschooling their kids. Ask advice or just get to know someone who's going through the same thing. It helps to stay connected! :)
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Being gifted is sometimes a lonely process, and students will benefit from speaking with others who know what it's like to be gifted. This is one of the few online forums that helps connect gifted students with others of like minds. They can talk about all kinds of topics and make new friends. A wonderful resource for teachers and one that should be passed along to parents and counselors as well.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    An excellent source of information for gifted teens and those who love them, and most of the information is provided by gifted teens themselves. Every educator should have this in their classroom as a supportive resource for those who are gifted, and who might not even know that they are!
  • ww2.kqed.org
    ww2.kqed.org

    For Frustrated Gifted Kids, A World of Online Opportunities

    10 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Sometimes, hope is right at your fingertips! Learn about how bringing gifted students online can provide a whole new experience of learning for the gifted student---like, for example, online high schools (which I didn't even know was available, but makes a whole lot of sense!)
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    These activities are perfect for helping younger gifted students learn how to work together in a group, learning from each other and respect their peers. While not designed sepcifically for gifted learners, it requires great attention and working together creatively as a team, and activities like these will help foster self-esteem in students who might otherwise be cast aside and bullied for being "different".
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    It's a very useful book that answers important questions on being gifted, as well as provides priceless resources to teachers on how to adapt the classroom curriculum for the gifted learner.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    This article helps provide ideas, advice and activities to help engage students who are gifted in a mainstream classroom. I like this article because it understands that gifted students need the extra enrichment and acknowledgment from their teachers. This article provides teachers with an understanding of how to help students who are gifted strive outside the norm.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn about what the traits and signs are of someone who might be gifted. Helpful for both educators and parents alike.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    A teacher provides insights and ideas on how to enrich the gifted students' learning experience in classroom.
  • crushingtallpoppies.com
    crushingtallpoppies.com

    A Gifted Child Speaks Out: The 7 Things He Wants You to Know

    5 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    If you've ever wanted to know what it's like for students who are gifted, this is an explanation from a student who knows. This student provides helpful advice on how to teach students who are like him, and ways that can improve the learning experience for all involved.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Listen to a Gifted Student tell all about what it means to be Gifted, as well as some of the major issues that gifted students face on a potentially regular basis, and how teachers, staff, and parents can help create a better environment overall for the gifted student. This video reminds us that working with gifted students require patience and understanding.