The TAG Alliance
Talented & Gifted News for Wolf Creek and Conley Hills ES
Sharing tips to create an alliance between your classroom and the TAG classroom
Each month, you will be provided with helpful strategies, articles, videos, motivational tips, etc. on ways that can help you increase your knowledge and interest in gifted education. The goal is that the information found here will be a resource you find valuable and can help you better serve all our students, but specifically the gifted and high potential populations in our classrooms.
This month's suggestion is the Chalk Talk Routine
Do you have this student in your class? If so, let's talk!
Gifted Characteristic Spotlight - Inquiry
High Curiosity Level
Gifted children often have a high curiosity level and dive into subjects with a passion not seen in most children their age. Amend Psychological Services says it is not unusual for a gifted child to learn the names of all the dinosaurs or the stats for every player on a baseball team at a very young age. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center calls this characteristic a “deep absorption in activities that interest them,” and parents of gifted children learn quickly just how saturated that absorption can go, when they have to take a child to the library or help them find facts on the Internet over and over again.
INQUIRY: Questions, experiments, explores - Seeks in-depth knowledge, understanding , or information
ask unusual questions for age
play around with ideas
demonstrate extensive exploratory behaviors
Asynchronous Development - A Must Read for Teachers & Parents of Gifted and High Achieving Students
Why Gifted Children May Have Behavior Problems
Wolf Creek - CISS WINDOW
Monday, Jan. 7th 2019 at 8am to Friday, Jan. 18th 2019 at 12pm
Wolf Creek - TAG Classroom - Room 521
Educators will actively observer students to view which demonstrate gifted characteristics using the Characteristic Instrument for Screening Students form