One Key Word for Gifted Learners: Connection

This is a piece I wrote in October for CCIRA. The idea of connection ties together everything we do for our tall poppies, both in the classroom and outside of it.

CCIRA Professional Development Blog

By Teresa Brown

“Differentiation” is a key word in the vocabulary of any teacher just out of their teaching program, and is one that we continue to use throughout our careers. We cultivate a variety of strategies over time to reach our typical and struggling learners, providing multiple levels of mentor texts, explicitly teaching and reteaching skills to analyze and understand literature and non-fiction, supporting our young writers with graphic organizers and patterns to help them get their voices down on paper in a way that reaches their target audience, and supporting them as they grow to into critical readers and writers.

But what about the gifted students we serve?  What tools do we have to support them in a way that helps them to grow as well?  How are their needs any different from those of a typical student?

Screen Shot 2018-10-09 at 6.18.29 AM Photo by Fischer Twins on Unsplash

Being gifted goes beyond…

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