Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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Twice-Exceptional Students and G/T Services

Strategies to Support Cognitive Style

Guiding Principles

  • Recognize that students learn in different ways.
  • Provide a learning environment that values diversity.
  • Honor the unique qualities of individuals and contributions of students.
  • Allow students to use their preferred cognitive style to access information.
  • Provide choices in the way students demonstrate what they have learned.
  • Assist students in understanding cause and effect relationships, interpreting information and drawing conclusions, and synthesizing and making new connections.
  • Utilize graphic organizers to assist students in processing information, managing time, and organizing and evaluating products.
  • Encourage diverse ideas, creative expression, and development of original products.
  • Assess skills and provide explicit instruction in areas of challenge.
  • Teach organizational and executive functioning skills.
  • Utilize supportive technologies to increase productivity.
  • Intervene quickly when students struggle or level of achievement declines.

(Trail, 2011)