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Many behaviors were discussed during this chat which might be used by school personnel to deny entrance to gifted programs. Among these behaviors were immaturity, underachievement/poor grades, disruptive behavior in the classroom, hyperactivity, daydreaming, and not getting easy work done.
An important point was made by Stacia Taylor of Texas Parenting PG that too often gifted programs are seen as a reward for good grades rather than for fulfilling the needs of the gifted child. In this instance, it is easy for schools to justify who gets into the gifted program and who does not. Krissy Venosdale, former gifted teacher and new school director at a GT school, added that gifted students who don’t handle the traditional classroom setting well can be denied access to the very programs that they really need.
It was announced at the end of chat that the chat for September 13th will be moved to Thursday, September 12th @5PM ET/4PM CT/ 22.00 UK/ 7.00 Friday AUS (ET).
A full transcript of the chat may be found here.
“What We Have Learned About Gifted Children” by Linda Silverman
“If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?” from Jen Merrill
Smarte Barn from Jan Bakler
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