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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…

Gifted Education and Support

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…

Gifted Education and Support

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…

Gifted Education and Support

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…

Gifted Education and Support

The effects of acceleration on the social and emotional development of gifted students

This article is a book chapter by Lynn Pollins. It discusses studies on acceleration as it relates to the student’s social and emotional development. There has never been a study that showed a negative…

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