Helping Children Understand, Develop and Value Giftedness
It is important to recognize giftedness because, in order to persist, it needs to be nurtured, encouraged and supported. Without support for their unique needs and an appropriate learning environment, gifted learners will have a difficult time realizing their potential.
Gifted children see or perceive the world differently because of the complexity of their thought processes and their emotional intensity and sensitivity. They show differences in how they think and process, even when compared to high achieving children. Gifted learners require a differentiated, more individualized curriculum which offers flexibility in the pacing and depth of learning, as well as in complexity and challenge.
Stargate curriculum and instruction for the gifted provides:
In the Stargate classroom, learning is active. Students are encouraged to follow an interest area and express learning in their own way. They regularly engage in a number of interesting activities through:
MYTH: The same programs that work for other kids will work for my gifted learner.
REALITY: Just as star athletes train with skilled coaches, gifted students need guidance from well-trained specialists who challenge and support them in order to fully develop their abilities. Source: National Association for Gifted Children
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