Social and Emotional Needs
Many gifted students struggle to be perfect. They want to meet expectations that parents, teachers and other students have for them. This need to be perfect can really effect gifted students because they are bound to make mistakes. They need to be reminded that mistakes are okay.
"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." -Ken Robinson
-Create a safe environment that encourages students to take risks.
-Use laughter and excitement!
-Reinforce the concept that mistakes are okay and failures lead to success.
-Encourage students to be themselves!