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edie tetrault

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The gifted student has special needs:
25 Essential Needs of a Gifted Student
by Edie Tetrault ,Lourdes Palmer, and Betty Biaz

6. peer support groups for students with similar interests and abilities

7. provide students with a variety of learning options.

8. listen to students' concerns, fears,and beliefs about their experience and their education.

9.ask provocative questions and provide time for inquiry
1. Communicate High Expectations

2.let the students know that you have high hopes for them, then help them achieve their goals

3.get to know all the students and their cultures

4.consider the challenges the student may face in schools. Be sensitive to the experiences and beliefs of the gifted students.

Stepanek J.(1999)
Meeting the Needs of the Gifted Student
INTRODUCTION: Who is the Gifted Student
The Gifted Child- Any child who is naturally endowed with a high degree of general mental ability or extraordinary ability in a specific sphere of activity or knowledge. The designation of giftedness is largely a matter of administrative convenience.(Encyclopedia Britannica)
20. stimulate students curiosity and interest and to encourage them to become active participants in the classroom,the schools and the world around them.

21. allow students the opportunity to create products that require students to stretch their abilities and extend their knowledge.

22. provide students authentic and challenging learning experiences

10. examine examples of change and the progress of change.

11.use examples of habit and the result of habit-bound thinking

12. encourage tolerance for ambiguity for open ended problems

13.encourage students to use their intuition and follow their hunches

14.study creative people and their thinking processes

15.evaluate situations by analyzing possible consequences and implications
5. help students connect with role models and mentor
Jennnifer Stepanek
16. help students practice creative reading, writing and listening skills

17. create or select activities that are engaging active and grounded in reality.

18. allow and encourage students to take responsibility for their learning.

19.teach students how to evaluate their own work
Unfortunately, many educational traditions make it difficult to address students differences. Teachers,students and parents share an image of what teaching is supposed to look like. The teacher presents the lessons to the whole class and all students complete the same assignments at the same time. There are now strategies for differentiating instruction and are an important part of every teacher's repertoire .
23. test the students using meaningful assessments.
24. allow students to choose products that will enable them to use their strengths as they demonstrate their learning.
25.have their products require them to transform information in other words,the students do not merely repeat what they have learned but create a new idea or product.
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