For the last chat of the year, our topic was All Kinds of Gifted. This included gifted, highly gifted, profoundly gifted, twice-exceptional, minority and low-ses. Throughout the chat, it was emphasized that educators need to recognize and understand that giftedness comes in many different forms. A full transcript may be found here.
The difference between gifted and high-achievers was discussed. A common misconception is that these terms are inter-changeable which greatly affects the approach many teachers take to gifted education to the detriment of all gifted students.
I’d like to take a moment to thank all our readers here at #gtchat’s blog. I encourage you to join us on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7 PM ET/6 PM CT. Our topic will be, “2014 The Year Ahead” and I plan to use crowd-sourcing to determine the future of #gtchat. This will be your opportunity to tell me what you like and what you would like to see changed.
Until then, may you all enjoy a joyous holiday season and very Happy New Year!
Exceptionally Gifted Children: Different Minds from @SENG_Gifted
Profiles of the Gifted and Talented from @DavidsonGifted
Educators’ Guide to Gifted Children from @GiftedHF
Cultivating a Gifted Mind from @giftedbooks
What We Have Learned About Gifted Children from @GiftedDevCenter
12 Lists of Characteristics of Gifted Students from @ByrdseedGifted