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Read About Best Practices in Supporting Gifted and Talented Students - Benchmark Education Storefront. Characteristics of Gifted Learners Giftedness vs. High Achievement Schools are full of high achievers. These students typically have a positive attitude toward school and learning, pay attention in class, have the right answers when called upon, complete work quickly and neatly, and get along well with others.

Many teachers misinterpret these behaviors for giftedness. A gifted and talented student may or may not fit the high-achievement mold but typically demonstrates some or all of the following: The following chart, adapted from Challenge, Modern Curriculum Press (1989), further explores the difference between a “bright child” and a gifted learner: Your school or district may provide other specific checklists for nominating gifted and talented students as well. Identifying Kindergarten Students School districts across the United States often identify students for gifted and talented programs as early as fall semester in kindergarten.

Effective Instructional Practices High-Level Questioning. Researchbased Practices for Gifted Education. Free Gifted Resources and Curriculum. The Best Gifted Resources and Curriculum We’ve Found: Mostly Free! Free Gifted Education Resources: Teaching Philosophy to Children: Lesson plans for all ages from the University of Washington Center for Philosophy for Children. The Marshmallow Challenge: Fun creative team building exercise for students. Myths and Legends: This is a really cool site where kids can create myths and legends, cartoon style. Good graphics and easy to use. Click on “start story creator 2” TED: Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world: From the podcast publisher: “Each year, TED hosts 80 of the world’s most fascinating people: Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. And “ If you’re a teacher, consider incorporating TEDTalks into your courses.

Our two favorite companies for ordering gifted resources and units of study: Prufrock Press: Fav resources for gifted materials (workbooks, journals, activities): As a teacher I ordered many materials from this site. Working with Gifted & Talented Students - TeachersFirst. Working with a gifted student can be both a joy and a frustration. To understand why, we need to be clear about definitions.

A gifted student is one whose intelligence - typically described as an IQ score resulting from one or more tests - is 130 or above. That is, giftedness is a measure of innate ability, not performance. The result is a paradox. A motivated student who works hard, gets straight "A"s, and behaves well in class may not be gifted. A student who doesn't perform well, is disruptive, and clowns around in class may well be gifted. This can be frustrating for classroom teachers!

Just as you adapt to the needs of disabled students, working with gifted students can require classroom and curriculum modifications. How to Spot a Gifted Student - A listing of traits - both positive and negative that gifted students frequently exhibit. Strategies for Teachers - Ideas, strategies, and resources you can use to ensure that gifted students use their abilities to the fullest. Evidence-Based Practices in Teaching Gifted and Exceptional Students.

Best Practices for Identifying Gifted Students. Gifted Educational Resources for Families, Educators and Students. Gifted Education Practices | National Association for Gifted Children. Separate studies conducted during the last few decades have demonstrated both the need for and the benefits of gifted education programs. Of special interest are the documented benefits that occur for all children when gifted education strategies and programs are extended to other students, as well. Simply stated . . . Gifted education works! Please click on a link below for more information on the research-based evidence supporting the distinctive method or methods listed below. Why Gifted Programs are Needed Gifted and talented students and those with high abilities need gifted education programs that will challenge them in regular classroom settings and enrichment and accelerated programs to enable them to make continuous progress in school.

Read more about why gifted education programs are needed. NSGT - Educational Resources. There is a wealth of information available online for the Gifted and Talented students, parents and educators; however, finding the resources can be a daunting task. In the following sections, we have gathered a list of resources to help you connect with others in the gifted community. IGGY, an International Organization for Gifted Children IGGY is an international, social and educational network for gifted children ages 13-18 created by the UK’s University of Warwick. It gives members access to interactive educational resources and allows them to work with top academics, student mentors and other gifted young people around the world to exchange ideas, debate, and learn and explore in a safe environment.

IGGY focuses on providing in-depth content in the core subjects of Math, English, Science, History, Politics and Life Skills. Find out more at: IMI: Institute of Meaningful Instruction (20% off for NSGT Members) IMI offers an online course entitled Exploring Tomorrow. Gifted Educational Resources for Families, Educators and Students.