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Differentiating curriculum for gifted students

This article by Sandra L. Berger discusses how gifted students “need an appropriately differentiated curriculum designed to address their individual characteristics, needs, abilities, and interests. It is difficult to generalize about students who are…

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Mentor Relationships and Gifted Learners

This article by Sandra Berger explains what a mentor means, guidelines, questions to ask students, and questions to ask mentors. From th author: “One of the most valuable experiences a gifted student can have…

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Career Planning for Gifted and Talented Youth

This article by Barbara Kerr offers guidelines in planning career paths for gifted and talented youth. Possible intervention strategies are presented for elementary, junior high, senior high, and college/young adult ages. The article is…

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Helping Gifted Students With Stress Management

This article offers an overview of what stress is; how a gifted student experiences stress (causes and results); and offers suggestions on managing stress. It also contains a checklist to assist a teacher or…

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Guiding the Gifted Reader

This article by Judith Wynn Halsted discusses the role of reading in the educational development of gifted students. The author states that it is important to “consider their intellectual and emotional development in light…

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Can you hear the flowers sing? Issues for gifted adults

This article by Deirdre Lovecky explains that there has been comparatively little focus in the literature on the attributes and social and emotional needs of gifted adults. Using observational data, the author attempts to…

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Understanding and encouraging the exceptionally gifted

This article by Bruce Kline and Elizabeth Meckstroth defines several pervasive characteristics and needs of exceptionally gifted children. It also identifies some corresponding options to nurture their sense of competence, confidence, and life satisfaction…

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Vulnerabilities of highly gifted children

While this is an older article, it provides a good summary of the social and emotional dimensions of giftedness that still rings true for many gifted children today. This article by Wendy Roedell points…

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