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Inspiring Gifted and Talented K-12 Students

Teaching gifted and talented students can be interesting and rewarding. Yet, it can be a challenge if the teacher is not fully equipped with the necessary skills and strategies to teach these ""high ability"" students. The following resources explain in-depth the difference between gifted and talented students. Also, it provides suggestions on how to teach gifted students and how teachers can improve their skills.
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Inspiring Gifted and Talented K-12 Students
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teaching gifted and talented students have made them great thinkers and facilitators. This video presentation highlights the different teaching strategies that can be used for teaching gifted and talented students. I was impressed with the grouping of these students. In this way, students were encouraged to infer what will happen with a book based on a picture. This is impressive since this challenges their thinking faculties. Teachers may use these strategies when teaching these students.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This manual provides the necessary information to identify the difference between gifted and talented English Language Learners. It also gives the attributes of the gifted and talented and the challenges of teaching this group. I am impressed with the cognitive domain that is used to evaluate the student. The emphasis is on reasoning. Many times, students lack the ability to reason. Teachers may apply the suggestions.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This Guide provides comprehensive characteristics of gifted learners. Some gifted characteristics are exhibited in ways that are perceived to be negative when, in fact, it could be indicators of giftedness. I am impressed with the comparison of bright students and gifted students. One of the characteristics is that the bright student works hard while the gifted student may play around yet test well. Teachers may educate themselves from this guide and apply the information.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    The two (2) lesson plans provided are on astronomy. The lesson plan focuses on the students doing research and developing questions that relate to the topic. The use of the computer will assist students in their research. Students will work cooperatively in groups of 5-6. It is important to note that these students will be given independent and guided practice. Teachers may use the format from this lesson plan as a guide in teaching astronomy and other subjects.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Becoming a Gifted Education Teacher is not really a requirement to teach gifted learners. Whether the teacher is a general or gifted education teacher, it is the responsibility of the classroom teacher to recognize and serve these gifted learners. This is clearly seen from this article. It is very crucial that all educators are familiar with curriculum strategies. It also provides a list of the standards that teachers should be aware of when teaching gifted students.
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