Who are Twice Exceptional Students?

Who are Twice Exceptional Students?

Twice exceptional students, those with giftedness and another dimension of diversity, are among the most underserved populations in schools today. Few school districts have screening procedures to identify them. Fewer still have special classes or programs to meet their needs.
Children who are twice exceptional struggle with the following:

to become proficient in English
come from an impoverished […]

Teaching Gifted Learners: Building Social Skills

Teaching Gifted Learners: Building Social Skills

A majority of gifted children struggle with socializing. Interacting with family, school, and peers present external elements that can factor into significant challenges for gifted students. Our responsibility as educators, therefore, includes teaching gifted learners and developing social skills in them.
As with all children, family dynamics are most critical to the healthy development of a […]

Understanding Tiered Instruction

Understanding Tiered Instruction

If, in a classroom, identical instruction are being given for all learners, even if all of them are identified as gifted, there is a solid chance that some of them are bored, and others are overwhelmed.
Tiered instruction is simply the use of various levels of activities which build on prior knowledge and ensure continued growth. […]

Understanding and Dealing with Creative Thinkers in the Classroom

Understanding and Dealing with Creative Thinkers in the Classroom

A master of adaptation, the mind of creative thinkers often races in many different directions, and it can seem as if this learner forgets how to be a team player. When this learner becomes enthusiastic about tackling highly individualized pursuits, it is important for an educator to practice patience.
Often, these students think so far outside […]

Understanding the Social Needs of Gifted Learners

Understanding the Social Needs of Gifted Learners

Family, school, and peers present external elements which play on the social needs of gifted students.
As with all children, family dynamics are most critical to the healthy development of a gifted child. Environments ripe with permissiveness, neglect or excessive strictness can have a negative impact on a gifted learner.
In a school setting, the placement […]

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