Teacher Resource Page

Keep 'Em Thinking

Teaching gifted kids in the regular classroom can be a challenge. Do you sometimes feel like you’re “losing it”? Do you not really know how to meet the needs of these kids when you have so many kids who have IEP’s, 504 Plans, or are in the RTI process? Don’t despair, there is help!

Teachers First

Working with a gifted student can be both a joy and a frustration. To understand why, we need to be clear about definitions. A gifted student is one whose intelligence - typically described as an IQ score resulting from one or more tests - is 130 or above. That is, giftedness is a measure of innate ability, not performance. The result is a paradox. This can be frustrating for classroom teachers! Just as you adapt to the needs of disabled students, working with gifted students can require classroom and curriculum modifications. But the results can be highly rewarding for both teachers and students. These resources should be helpful in identifying and working with gifted students.

Exquisite Minds

Exquisite Minds believes in the importance of cultivating creativity in bright and gifted children. We believe creativity can solve almost any problem; rather than why something can’t be done, it’s how it can be done. Exquisite Minds offers support to parents and educators who want to challenge children to find new and constructive ways to look at the world. The Best Gifted Resources and Curriculum We’ve Found: Mostly Free!

Thanks for Visiting -from your Gifted Itinerant Team!