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Gifted Education for Middle School Children. A Parent’s Guide. The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. ---Jean Piaget---. What is Giftedness?.

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Gifted Education for Middle School Children

A Parent’s Guide


The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.---Jean Piaget---


What is Giftedness?

  • Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm.


A Bright Child:

Knows the answers

Is attentive

Grasps meaning

Enjoys peers

Technician

Good memorizer

Enjoys school

A Gifted Child:

Asks the questions

Is highly curious

Draws inferences

Enjoys adults

Inventor

Good guesser

Enjoys learning

Bright or Gifted?


Identification

  • Student Performance

  • Teacher Observations and Recommendations

  • Parent Nominations

  • Self Nominations

  • Test Scores


Types of Programs


What Can A Parent Do?

  • Family Field Trips

  • Play Games with Your Child

  • Resources on the Web

  • Join Parent Organizations

  • Remember That Your Child Is Still A CHILD!


Field Trips

  • Zoos

  • Science Museums

  • Museums

  • Aquariums

  • Planetarium


Games

  • Monopoly

  • Scrabble


Resources on the Web


Organizations on the Web


  • Login