Common Stereotypes of Gifted Students


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Every time his class goes out to recess, Jason wants to talk to his teacher instead of play with his peers. How might Jason's teacher benefit from some professional development to better meet his student's needs?

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1. A school district has developed a teacher support program designed to help educators enrich opportunities for gifted students, which includes the Great Books program, algebra, calculus, and inquiry-based science lessons. What stereotype do they most likely have about gifted learners?

2. To confront the previously held myth that gifted students are gifted in all areas, a teacher decides to do which of the following at the beginning of each academic unit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about the stereotypes of gifted students with these multiple-choice questions. Key topics include how teachers can better meet the needs of gifted students and a stereotype of gifted learners related to the programs and lessons chosen for these students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be covered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Decision of a teacher at the start of an academic unit to prevent stereotypes
  • Challenge associated with identifying students for gifted programs
  • Example of a teacher not believing in a certain stereotype of gifted students

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the stereotypes of gifted students and how to confront them
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the professional development that can help a teacher with effective instruction for gifted students
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the range of gifted students to recognize one of the challenges in identifying them

Additional Learning

To study more about special types of learners, you can review the lesson titled Common Stereotypes of Gifted Students. We've listed these topics to keep you focused:

  • Example of a gifted student in school
  • The way the National Association of Gifted Children defines 'gifted'
  • Personality characteristics of these students
  • School training associated with helping gifted students