Common Myths about GT learners
3 Myths about GT learners
2. "Gifted students develop socially and emotionally faster than other children their age."
Often as adults, we make the mistake of thinking that just because these gifted learners are advanced academically doesn't mean they mature faster. We have to remember that they are maturing at the same rate as their peers.
3. "Gifted students are so smart they can do fine on their own in school and don’t need help. And they always get great grades."
Gifted learners are not always gifted in every subject area, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Some gifted learners are not challenged enough therefore they get bored, act out, and develop bad learning habits.
Questions I Have
2. Sometimes with my GT learners, I notice that if they do not enjoy a certain subject, they will not put forth their best effort. How can I motivate them to work on those weaker areas?