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Some Kids Just do it Differently


Have you intense 1 precocious 2 or complex 3


kids in your room?

  1. ardent, heartfelt 
  2. having developed earlier than normal 
  3. complicated; having many parts 

They share an intense desire to know and understand; total absorption when their interest is caught; often have unexpected questions, ideas and solutions; reluctance to complete repetitive or basic work.

These are attributes that can be difficult to cater for in the standard classroom programme, for any teacher of a mixed ability class, and are reasons why educational opportunities and approaches differentiated for gifted children matter.

Read more on giftedness at http://giftededucation.org.nz/parentsnew.html.

I also find this page on characteristics that are "normal for gifted" extremely useful.

GO is a service provided by the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education.

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 Mary St George
 Lead Teacher for Gifted Online
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