Gifted and Talented Tidbits 7
by Lenora Barnes 10/9/15
We will continue with our unit on giftedness and focus on the next few secrets of success.
Our classroom will be a construction zone as we work on our Global Cardboard Challenge projects for the next few weeks. Barring any conflicts, the project sharing day will most likely be during the first week of November. Once the date is set, I will send out a campus-wide email with a link to sign up for a time to bring your class, if you would like to let them participate.
The students have been asked to bring the supplies for their projects on our next meeting day. They are very excited and I have a feeling that some may not wait until our next class to bring them. I appreciate your patience and understanding with this.
DID YOU KNOW?
Myth # 7- This Child Can't Be Gifted, He Has A Disability
Some gifted students also have learning or other disabilities. These “twice-exceptional” students often go undetected in regular classrooms because their disability and gifts mask each other, making them appear “average.” Other twice-exceptional students are identified as having a learning disability and as a result, are not considered for gifted services. In both cases, it is important to focus on the students’ abilities and allow them to have challenging curricula in addition to receiving help for their learning disability.
-National Association For Gifted Children