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Ch 8: Learning Environments for Gifted Instruction

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Ensure that you fully understand the learning environments used for gifted instruction with help from this engaging chapter. The video and text lessons you'll find in this comprehensive study guide are a great way to catch up in class, finish an assignment or study for an exam.

Learning Environments for Gifted Instruction - Chapter Summary

In this helpful chapter, you'll review learning environments for gifted instruction. Topics covered here include the impact of the classroom learning environment, as well as its importance. After working through these lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Create a positive classroom environment for your gifted students
  • Promote creativity within a learning environment
  • Utilize classroom service options for gifted learners
  • Outline the different classroom needs of gifted students
  • Set forth expectations for your gifted students
  • Use cluster grouping

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7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Learning Environments for Gifted Instruction
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Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance

1. Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance

One of the most important things a teacher can do is provide a positive learning experience. Setting up a positive learning environment is tricky, but not difficult. Get ready to learn about how to do this and why.

Creating a Positive Classroom Environment for Gifted Students

2. Creating a Positive Classroom Environment for Gifted Students

Gifted and talented students not only have unique cognitive needs, but also have unique ways of relating to themselves, other people, and their environment. In this lesson, we will learn to create a safe learning atmosphere for gifted students.

How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

3. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.

Classroom Service Options for Gifted Students

4. Classroom Service Options for Gifted Students

In this lesson, you will learn about various delivery models for the education of gifted students, including the benefits and drawbacks of each model.

The Different Needs of Gifted Students in the Classroom

5. The Different Needs of Gifted Students in the Classroom

Encouraging gifted kids is exciting and fun, for you and for them. However, finding the help, resources, and time to create special projects can be difficult. Use the ideas in this lesson to meet the needs of gifted kids in your classroom.

Setting Expectations for Gifted Students

6. Setting Expectations for Gifted Students

If the gifted student you are working with is showing signs of boredom, it is time to look at the learner outcomes that have been established. Working together with the student to develop learner outcomes will help ensure engagement and success.

Using Cluster Grouping with Gifted Students

7. Using Cluster Grouping with Gifted Students

In this lesson, we will discuss a gifted education strategy that is growing in popularity: inclusive classrooms with cluster grouping, in which all gifted students in a grade level are placed in the same class with a trained teacher who differentiates instruction.

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