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A Parent Wish List for Gifted Education

compiled by Jean Schweers

We, the parents of gifted and talented students, wish schools, administrators and teachers would...
bulletBe aware that gifted children learn differently. They are usually immersion learners, need little repetition and drill, and crave new information. They are asynchronous in their development and may need to be taught at drastically different levels in different subjects

bulletRecognize the various levels of giftedness - moderate, high, profound - and the various needs of gifted students at those levels. A profoundly delayed child would never be placed in a regular classroom without accommodation, why would a profoundly gifted child?

bulletUnderstand that NOT all children are gifted, and that gifted children will NOT be fine on their own

bulletFollow state laws providing students a free and appropriate education

bulletBe aware of the amount of wasted time in a typical gifted student's day

bulletProvide separate, full-time gifted education - these students are not just gifted for 3 hours a week

bulletOffer more depth in fewer subjects, not just more games, projects and homework at the same level

bulletUse less cooperative learning - gifted students do the cooperating, while other students do the learning!

bulletGroup by emotional, social, and intellectual levels - not just by age. Gifted students often work best with older or younger classmates and friends

bulletUse flexible and creative approaches to educate each student

bulletProvide instruction at a level and pace appropriate to gifted students' abilities

bulletUse grade and subject acceleration when necessary to challenge a gifted student

bulletUse distance learning opportunities to provide challenging material, when such material is not otherwise available

bulletOffer entrance to Kindergarten whenever a child is developmentally ready

bulletProvide gifted programs beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through high school

bulletAllow students to move through the required material at their own pace, regardless of their age and grade

bulletMeasure a child's knowledge and skills based not on exiting a grade, but rather on adding to his inventory during that grade

bulletProvide full disclosure of student test results, including tests given, subtest scores, and explanations

bulletKeep current, or even contribute to the research in areas of gifted education, including:
bulletIEP's for gifted students
bulletGifted education techniques in other countries
bulletGifted traits frequently misdiagnosed as ADD, LD, etc.
bulletGifted / LD - they're NOT just average
bulletEmotional needs of gifted students and how they differ from other students:
   personality traits that are not socially acceptable, such as sensitive, gentle boys
bulletGifted underachievement
bulletHomeschool assistance programs for Gifted students
bulletEffective ways to teach organizational skills

Please accept our sincere Thanks! for caring about the education of our gifted children!


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