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Instructional Strategies for Gifted Students - Chapter Summary
In these engaging lessons, our educators cover the instructional strategies used to teach gifted students, including best practices for teaching these students and the teaching communication skills needed to do so. You'll study the definition of complex cognitive processes and activities used to teach learners. Other topics include teaching critical-thinking skills and how to generalize and synthesize information. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Teach your students higher levels of thinking
- Give an example of metacognitive strategies
- Describe the model and theory used in inquiry-based and problem-based learning
- Create an independent research program
- Use anchor activities with gifted students
- Outline instructional options for exceptionally gifted students
- Help your gifted students develop their non-academic skills
- Provide effective written feedback to your students
We've made our lessons accessible to you on your mobile device no matter where you are, 24 hours a day. These helpful learning tools are self-paced, so you can work as quickly or as slowly as you need to. As a great test prep exercise, you'll find multiple-choice quizzes after each lesson to check your comprehension.
1. Best Practices for Teaching Gifted Students
Teaching gifted students can be a tremendous privilege, but it can also be a challenge. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the ways a teacher can meet the needs of gifted learners. You'll also learn about what not to do with the gifted students you encounter.
2. Teaching Communication Skills to Gifted Students
In this lesson, you will learn how to plan instructional activities to enhance your gifted students' oral and written communication skills in ways that will also strengthen critical thinking.
3. Complex Cognitive Processes: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about five complex cognitive processes that are used by students. These processes help them make sense of newly acquired information in ways that prepare the new information for storage in memory.
4. Activities for Teaching Complex Cognitive Processes
Teaching students to think more complexly and engage in more abstract and intricate cognitive processes can be really exciting. This lesson provides activities you can use to teach complex cognitive processes.
5. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.
6. Teaching Students to Generalize & Synthesize Information
Teaching students to generalize and synthesize takes time and requires careful thought and planning. This lesson will introduce you to some ideas for working on the development of these important skills with students of all ages.
7. Teaching Higher Levels of Thinking
Higher-level thinking uses intelligence through several cognitive lenses. In this lesson, we will learn about teaching higher levels of thinking and the strategies behind those concepts.
8. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.
9. Inquiry-Based Learning: Definition, Examples & Model
Inquiry-based learning is a strategy for helping students take ownership of their learning goals in an engaging way. In this lesson, we will examine inquiry-based learning by defining what it means, and looking at examples from two different instructional models.
10. Problem-Based Learning: Examples, Theory & Definition
Educators have a big task. Their job is to teach children, of course, but they also need to make learning engaging and show why it's important. Problem-Based Learning is a method that covers all of these requirements. Sound intriguing? Read on to find out what it is and why it works.
11. How to Create an Independent Research Program for Students
When students work independently, they develop a sense of autonomy that is not experienced using other instructional methods. In this lesson, we will learn the role teachers play in helping students design an independent research project.
12. Anchor Activities for Gifted Students
In this lesson, teachers will learn about the benefits of using anchor activities with gifted students. Additionally, this lesson will provide specific anchor activities to use in your classroom.
13. Instructional Options for Exceptionally Gifted Students
In this lesson, you'll learn about various instructional options you can use for students who qualify as exceptionally gifted, including options for differentiation and acceleration.
14. Developing the Nonacademic Skills of Gifted Students
As a teacher, you are likely to encounter some gifted students over the course of your career. This lesson focuses on what you can do to develop the nonacademic skills of students you have identified as gifted.
15. Giving Written Feedback to Students: Examples & Overview
This lesson will illustrate the importance of providing students written feedback and explain how to do this in the way that most impacts student achievement.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Gifted Education (5358): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundations of Gifted Education
- Characteristics & Development of Gifted Students
- Special Issues in Gifted Education
- Assessing & Identifying Gifted Students
- Curriculum Planning for Gifted Students
- Student Self-Advocacy & Responsibility in Gifted Learning
- Learning Environments for Gifted Instruction
- Student Performance & Assessment
- Interpreting Assessment Data for Gifted Students
- Professionalism in Gifted Education
- Praxis Gifted Education Flashcards