Educators are incredibly important to gifted children. Like no other, you are aware of what educational needs the children in your class need. Giftedness is just one of many things you need to know about. However Take on Talents thinks gifted children need just that little bit extra. Our passion is to help gifted children to be the best version of themselves. We hope that you, as a passionate educational professional, want to help us with that!
I’M NEW TO TEACHING GIFTED CHILDREN
Teachers are incredibly important to gifted children. Like no other, you are aware of what educational needs the children in your class need. Giftedness is just one of many things you need to know about. However Take on Talents thinks gifted children need just that little bit extra. Our passion is to help gifted children to be the best version of themselves. We hope that you, as a passionate teacher, want to help us with that!
“I’m a teacher at a middle school in Virginia. Until recently, I didn’t know much about giftedness. I didn’t think about it as a problem, just that some students are better compared to others. Now I read about the 7 challenges of the gifted child, it all makes more sense. I would love to learn more about above average ability children here at Take on Talents. So I can do my job of preparing the teenagers for life even better!”
I HAVE (SOME) EXPERIENCE TEACHING GIFTED CHILDREN
You’ve been a teacher for a while and you’re well familiar with giftedness. However you realize you’ll always stay a student yourself: there is always more to learn. Maybe you’d like to know more about twice exceptionals, or do you want to stay up to date about the latest developments on giftedness. All is possible, you’re very welcome at Take on Talents. If there’s anything we can do for you, please let us know.
“I teach in elementary school, third grade. The kids in my class are usually 8-9 years old. They are old enough to understand many things but still young enough to be open for change. I remember my first encounter with a gifted child in my class very well, I had no clue what to do. Nowadays, 15 years later, I’m a coordinator for gifted children at my school. It isn’t easy always, but the best reward is seeing children grow and believe in themselves again. Through Take on Talents I make sure I stay up to date.”
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What is giftedness?
How do I recognize a gifted child in my class?
- Learns rapidly, easily, and efficiently
- Has exceptionally large vocabulary for their age
- Demonstrates unusual reasoning power
- Has an unusually strong memory, but is bored with memorization and recitation
- Needs little outside control — applies self discipline
- Has a liking for structure, order, and consistency
- Is flexible in thinking patterns; makes unusual associations between remote ideas
- Displays a great curiosity about objects, situations, or events; asks provocative questions
- Makes good grades in most subjects
- Has a power of concentration, an intense attention that excludes all else
- Provides very alert, rapid answers to questions
- Is resourceful, solving problems by ingenious methods
- Has avid interest in science or literature
- Reveals originality in oral and written expression
- Has a power of abstraction, conceptualization and synthesis
- Is secure emotionally
- Tends to dominate peers or situations
- Uses a lot of commonsense
- Displays a willingness to accept complexity
- Is perceptually open to his or her environment