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Battling the Myths in Gifted Education

Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Educators Guild: Battling the Myths in Gifted Education

This presentation battles five myths about giftedness:

#1 Gifted students will be fine on their own
#2 Gifted students always earn good grades
#3 Giftedness cannot coexist with a disability
#4 Educating gifted students requires a wealth of time and resources
#5 Gifted options are socially harmful for gifted students

8 Great Gripes of Gifted Children
1) No one explains what being gifted is all about- it’s kept a big secret.
2) School is too easy and too boring.
3) Parents, teachers, and friends expect us to be perfect all the time.
4) Friends who really understand us are few and far between.
5) Kids often tease us about being smart.
6) We feel overwhelmed by the number of things we can do in life.
7) We feel different and alienated.
8) We worry about world problems and feel helpless to do anything about them.

Find the presentation here: Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Educators Guild: Battling the Myths in Gifted Education

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