Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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Twice-Exceptional Students and G/T Services

Strategies to Nurture Gifted Potential

Guiding Principles

  • Honor strengths before attempting to remediate areas of weakness.
  • Pre-assess to find out what students already know and then differentiate instruction.
  • Eliminate unnecessary drill and practice of concepts already mastered.
  • Provide opportunities for students to progress through the curriculum at a faster pace.
  • Compact the curriculum or utilize subject and grade level acceleration.
  • Challenge with relevant real-world applications.
  • Teach students to question, think critically, and solve problems.
  • Inspire production of original products.
  • Encourage student ownership of learning and promote quest for knowledge.
  • Assist in developing habits of mind of the practicing professionals.
  • Allow time for student-driven exploration of passion areas.
  • Provide opportunities for independent study.
  • Increase depth and complexity in learning.
  • Monitor student progress providing support and encouragement as needed.

(Trail, 2011)