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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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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
What is Giftedness? who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

  • 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.


Bright or gifted

A Bright Child: who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

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
Identification who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

  • Student Performance

  • Teacher Observations and Recommendations

  • Parent Nominations

  • Self Nominations

  • Test Scores


Types of programs
Types of Programs who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.


What can a parent do
What Can A Parent Do? who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

  • 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
Field Trips who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

  • Zoos

  • Science Museums

  • Museums

  • Aquariums

  • Planetarium


Games
Games who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

  • Monopoly

  • Scrabble


Resources on the web
Resources on the Web who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.


Organizations on the web
Organizations on the Web who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.


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