About This Chapter
Strategies for Teaching Gifted Students- Chapter Summary
Gifted students have different educational needs and it is up to teachers to understand those needs and meet them in the classroom. The included lessons will help you with the following:
- Best advice for teaching gifted students
- Acceleration options
- Curriculum compacting
- Project-based learning activities
- Socratic method
- Creating an independent research program
- Blended learning strategies
- Extracurricular activities for gifted students
Each of the lessons in this chapter is followed by a short quiz that helps to reinforce your retention of the information you are presented with. The chapter test is responsible for measuring the amount of progress you have made through the chapter. Both the quizzes and the test give you immediate feedback so you will be aware of what your strengths and weaknesses are.
How It Helps
- Expands your skills: You will learn strategies that are used to meet the needs of gifted students, which would be useful to an educator.
- Allows you to adapt your classroom: You will learn the benefits of a blended learning classroom and why it is appealing.
- Act as a source of knowledge: When you review the information in this chapter, you will have more knowledge on the options that are available for gifted students which could benefit students and parents.
At the end of this chapter, teachers will be able to:
- Utilize the suggestions for how to teach gifted students in their classroom
- Recall the different options available for gifted students
- Review the various activities and methods that are used to maximize the learning process for gifted students
- Understand the appeal of blended learning strategies
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. Acceleration Options for Gifted Students
How can we continue to challenge exceedingly bright students to keep them interested in learning? Is acceleration the answer? This lesson will discuss acceleration options for gifted students.
3. Curriculum Compacting: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what curriculum compacting is, how to identify students who would benefit from this form of differentiation, and steps teachers can take to achieve this for their gifted students.
4. Project-Based Learning Activities: Types & Examples
Project-based learning is a great way to engage students in authentic application of knowledge and skills. This lesson gives you some ideas for different kinds of project-based learning activities you can incorporate into the classroom.
5. What Is the Socratic Method? Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses a style of teaching and learning known as the Socratic method. You'll consider what makes this approach effective and why it can sometimes be uncomfortable.
6. 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.
7. Blended Learning Strategies
Many schools are incorporating blended learning into their curriculum. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of blended learning and strategies for fostering a blended learning environment.
8. Extracurricular Enrichment for Gifted Students
Gifted students go above and beyond in the classroom, and it's important for them to stay active outside of class as well. Teachers should not only motivate gifted students to pursue enrichment activities during their free time, but also assist them in selecting ones that are the best fit to help them learn and grow.
9. Activities for Gifted Students in Elementary School
In this lesson, we will explore many activities for your gifted students, which you can use daily in your elementary classroom. Continue reading for some fun, engaging and teacher-friendly activities you can implement in your school.
10. 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.
11. Strategies for Teaching Twice-Exceptional Students
How can a student be both advanced and have special needs at the same time? This lesson reviews the case of twice exceptional students and strategies for working with these unique students.
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