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BRIGHT CHILD GIFTED LEARNER
Knows the answer Asks the questions
Is interested Is highly curious
Is attentive Is mentally and physically involved
Has good ideas Has wild and silly ideas
Works hard Plays around yet tests well
Answers the questions Discusses in detail, elaborates
Top group Beyond the group
Listens with interest Shows strong feelings and opinions
Learns with ease Already knows
6-8 repetitions for mastery 1-2 repetitions for mastery
Understands Constructs abstractions
Enjoys peers Prefers adults
Grasps meanings Draws inferences
Completes projects Initiates projects
Is receptive Is intense
Copies accurately Creates new designs
Enjoys school Enjoys learning
Absorbs information Manipulates information
Technician Inventor
Good memorizer Good guesser
Enjoys straightforward, sequential presentations Thrives on complexity
Is alert Is keenly observant
Is pleased with own learning Is highly self-critical

Did You Know?

Not all gifted students “appear” gifted.

Some students may achieve at high levels and do very well at school, but they are not necessarily gifted.

Gifted learners may exhibit some of the following:

  • Underachievement
  • May exhibit behavior problems
  • May hide giftedness
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