Gifted and Talented Students
By Kaylee McDonald
How do I spot a gifted student?
It is important to look at all of the behaviors associated with a child to get them the proper teaching necessary. A gifted student may seem disruptive or easily off task at first when really, the child has finished their work early and is ready for more. Gifted students may as a lot of questions and catch on to information quickly. They usually retain information easily. They may think independently and express unique ideas.
Strategies for Gifted students in the classroom
*Incorporate Bloom's Taxonomy- upper 3 levels analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
*Allow them to discover the information rather than the teacher presenting it all
*Encourage Independent projects
*Find them a mentor who is in an area of study they enjoy
*Incorporate Multiple Intelligence into lessons