The Qualities of Teachers Needed by Gifted Students
Do teachers have to be gifted themselves in order to teach gifted stud...
Have a free-flowing sense ofhumor and a levelof comfort with their personal
strengths andweaknesses.
Be comfortable connec...
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The Qualities of Teachers Needed by Gifted Students

  1. 1. The Qualities of Teachers Needed by Gifted Students Do teachers have to be gifted themselves in order to teach gifted students? Rest assured that you don't have to have a superior IQ to teach giftedstudents. The truth is that many teachers whopursue training in gifted education have somepersonal connection to gifted students. They mayhave children who have been identified as gifted,or perhaps they went through gifted programsthemselves. In the interest of being able to handleany issue in their class, many teachers seektraining in gifted education. Of course, it surehelps to be a wonderful teacher who welcomesthe challenge of facilitating academic progressfor all students. Teachers who are successful with gifted kidsoften possess certain qualities that gifted childrenrespond to positively. They tend to: Respect students' strengths and weaknesses and have the ability to encourage students to accept both without embarrassment. Be enthusiastic about teaching and the joy oflifelong learning. Have confidence and competency in teachingtheir content area(s). Have flexible teaching styles and be comfortablewith situations in which studentsare flexibly grouped for learning and somestudents are doing different activities thanothers. Possess strong skills in listening, leading discussionsand using inquiry-based instruction. Be knowledgeable about the unique characteristicsand needs of gifted students and willing to accommodate them. Be willing and able to create and nurture alearning environment where it's safe to takerisks and make mistakes. Know how to praise effort more than products. Be eager and willing to expose students to newideas and provide opportunities for exploringthose ideas.
  2. 2. Have a free-flowing sense ofhumor and a levelof comfort with their personal strengths andweaknesses. Be comfortable connecting the curriculum tostudents' learning profiles, interests, and questionsand are good at empowering students tofollow their passions. Be well organized-though not necessarilyneat! Source: Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom, by Susan Winebrenner

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