February
2014

A presentation to the Kappa Delta Pi
Foundation members and Exceptional
Student Education students at Flagl...
As a new teacher, you want your students to
learn perseverance, hard work, and social
skills.

How do gifted and twice
exc...
Lack of Training
0 According to the NAGC, gifted children spend 80% of

their time in regular classrooms, but only 61% of
...
What is Giftedness?
0 Intelligence tests

0 Levels of giftedness
Asynchronous

Handwriting age 5
Reading age 7
Science age 9
Math age 10
Bright vs. Gifted
Personality traits:
Typically (but certainly not always)Intense
Perfectionistic
Have anxieties, fears

Hard time transitio...
Intellectual needs:
Depending on level of giftedness, can
work 1 or 2 grades ahead, or several
grades ahead, utilize out o...
Intellectual needs
Some approaches:
Grade acceleration and subject
acceleration (discussed later in this
talk)
University ...
What does it mean to be
twice exceptional?
2E
Part of student’s brain going fast, getting
abstract concepts or advanced
concepts, able to do work years ahead or
in m...
2E
Commonly seen:
0 Dyslexia
0 Dysgraphia
0 Dyscalculia
0 CAPD
0 ADHD – inattentive or hyperactive or both
0 Autism spectr...
2E
0 Difficult to diagnose disability because

giftedness masks it

0 Difficult to diagnose giftedness because

masked by ...
2E

One good approach - scaffolding
Catch phrases

0 If you know one gifted child…you know

one gifted child
Catch phrases, continued

0 Least worst option
0 Least Restrictive Environment
Practical advice for the
classroom
Don’ts
0 Don’t ask the child to do extra work, it feels like a

punishment

0 Don’t ask...
Practical Advice for the
Classroom
Do:
0 Understand gifted traits but don’t excuse bad behavior

0 Make in class accommoda...
Examples
Supplemental math
– AOPS, Khan Academy, Aleks

Sesquipedalian Story
and other ideas from
Michael Clay Thompson

S...
More examples
National Mythology Exam

Contests – spelling bee, geography bee, science fairs
MathCounts
NaNoRiMo
Odyssey o...
Common pitfalls
0 Child resists new challenge
0 Lack of follow through
0 Multi-potentiality
0 Resentment from teachers
0 S...
Most common pitfall

Fear of Failure!
Acceleration
0 Grade acceleration
(Iowa manual, find peers in new grade, easier on
schools)

0 Subject acceleration
0 Earl...
In Closing
0 Giftedness does not equal success

0 Help these children find appropriate

challenge so that they learn hard ...
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  1. 1. February 2014 A presentation to the Kappa Delta Pi Foundation members and Exceptional Student Education students at Flagler College
  2. 2. As a new teacher, you want your students to learn perseverance, hard work, and social skills. How do gifted and twice exceptional students learn these things? The approach to this population must be different than typical approaches.
  3. 3. Lack of Training 0 According to the NAGC, gifted children spend 80% of their time in regular classrooms, but only 61% of teachers have had ANY training in meeting their special needs 0 73% of teachers agree that “too often, the brightest students are bored and under-challenged in school; we’re not giving them a sufficient chance to thrive.” 0 Source: NAGC, What do we Know?
  4. 4. What is Giftedness? 0 Intelligence tests 0 Levels of giftedness
  5. 5. Asynchronous Handwriting age 5 Reading age 7 Science age 9 Math age 10
  6. 6. Bright vs. Gifted
  7. 7. Personality traits: Typically (but certainly not always)Intense Perfectionistic Have anxieties, fears Hard time transitioning away Creative, divergent thinkers Energetic Sensitive (some refer to as oversensitivies)
  8. 8. Intellectual needs: Depending on level of giftedness, can work 1 or 2 grades ahead, or several grades ahead, utilize out of level testing and talent searches Need for more depth of material Need for more context Need for faster speed in going through material “Check out” when bored or act out
  9. 9. Intellectual needs Some approaches: Grade acceleration and subject acceleration (discussed later in this talk) University of Connecticut – curriculum compacting Open ended tasks
  10. 10. What does it mean to be twice exceptional?
  11. 11. 2E Part of student’s brain going fast, getting abstract concepts or advanced concepts, able to do work years ahead or in more depth than peers YET Part of student’s brain holds back this process
  12. 12. 2E Commonly seen: 0 Dyslexia 0 Dysgraphia 0 Dyscalculia 0 CAPD 0 ADHD – inattentive or hyperactive or both 0 Autism spectrum
  13. 13. 2E 0 Difficult to diagnose disability because giftedness masks it 0 Difficult to diagnose giftedness because masked by disability 0 See “The Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults”
  14. 14. 2E One good approach - scaffolding
  15. 15. Catch phrases 0 If you know one gifted child…you know one gifted child
  16. 16. Catch phrases, continued 0 Least worst option 0 Least Restrictive Environment
  17. 17. Practical advice for the classroom Don’ts 0 Don’t ask the child to do extra work, it feels like a punishment 0 Don’t ask the child to teach the other children instead of being taught something new
  18. 18. Practical Advice for the Classroom Do: 0 Understand gifted traits but don’t excuse bad behavior 0 Make in class accommodations where needed
  19. 19. Examples Supplemental math – AOPS, Khan Academy, Aleks Sesquipedalian Story and other ideas from Michael Clay Thompson Supplemental readings from the College of William and Mary for gifted kids
  20. 20. More examples National Mythology Exam Contests – spelling bee, geography bee, science fairs MathCounts NaNoRiMo Odyssey of the Mind
  21. 21. Common pitfalls 0 Child resists new challenge 0 Lack of follow through 0 Multi-potentiality 0 Resentment from teachers 0 Slow processing speed
  22. 22. Most common pitfall Fear of Failure!
  23. 23. Acceleration 0 Grade acceleration (Iowa manual, find peers in new grade, easier on schools) 0 Subject acceleration 0 Early college, summer programs
  24. 24. In Closing 0 Giftedness does not equal success 0 Help these children find appropriate challenge so that they learn hard work and perseverance 0 Help them find classmates that share interests 0 www.lynnelizabethmarlowe.com 0 Lynn@lynnelizabethmarlowe.com

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