Dispelling Gifted Stereotypes

What Does A Gifted Student Look Like?

Stereotypes: Gifted students are generally weak, sickly, and wear glasses because they are bookworms. They are often "nerdy" in appearance and are just different than everyone else.

Facts: Gifted children actually tend to be physically stronger, have fewer illnesses and generally exceed their age-mates in height and weight. (Colangelo, 36 Myths and Stereotypes of Gifted Students: Awareness for the Classroom Teacher) Gifted students are often involved in activities outside of the academic realm. They also tend to be stable, well adjusted individuals.

Can You Tell If Any Of These Students Are Gifted?