What does Genius Look Like?

16 of the Smartest Children in History

3 Big Ideas

  • Giftedness can come from anywhere. No two of the children listed were the same. They were gifted in multiple different ways and used their talents for many amazing things.
  • Gifted children may have a learning disability. Many of the gifted children in the article had ADD, ADHD or autism.
  • If pushed too hard/not challenged, gifted children may become burned out or bored. Gifted children need special attention so that they can use their gifts, however they do not need to be overwhelmed.

Questions

  • I wonder what percentage of students in our district are identified as GT learners?
  • I wonder how we can better identify giftedness in our classrooms?

Next Steps

  • Get with my counselors and discuss better ways to identify giftedness in my classroom.