Working with Gifted & Talented Students
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.
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. But the results can be highly rewarding for both teachers and students. These resources should be helpful in identifying and working with gifted students.
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