Issues Facing GT Learners

Five Myths of Gifted and Talented Students

3 Big Ideas:
1. Gifted students are not always good role models for other students and can provide a challenge for them in a regular classroom.
2. A 1991 study showed that between 18 and 25 percent of gifted and talented students, most often from poor families, drop out of school.
3. Sometimes, a learning disability can mask a gifted ability in a child

2 Questions:
1. In what grade are educators able to identify gifted learners with learning disabilities?
2. What is the drop out rate of gifted learners now, in 2013?

1 Action to Take:
Provide more opportunities and challenges for my future gifted learners.