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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
- Instructional Strategies for Gifted Students
- Student Self-Advocacy & Responsibility in Gifted Learning
- Student Performance & Assessment
- Interpreting Assessment Data for Gifted Students
- Professionalism in Gifted Education
- Praxis Gifted Education Flashcards