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2. Gifted students are gifted in every subject. It is rare for a student to be gifted in all subjects. Most students will be gifted in one to a few areas. This means it is imperative that teachers do not just label the student as "gifted" and assume he/she can work independently. The student may need assistance just like many other students in a certain subject. Differentiation by subject will be necessary, just as for any other student.
3. Gifted students are good role models for other students. While gifted students may be good role models in leadership and social skills, students are usually intimidated by gifted students rather than encouraged by their abilities. Students learn much more from other students that are closer to their ability level than students that are always succeeding academically.
2. How can I encourage gifted students in my classroom that seem distraught in the subjects in which they are not gifted?