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TEACHING GIFTED KIDS IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM: HELP AND SUPPORT

TEACHING GIFTED KIDS IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM: HELP AND SUPPORT gifted kids are driving me crazy

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! Where Can […]

IS YOUR CLASS CLOWN GIFTED? – NEGATIVE TRAITS OF GIFTED KIDS

IS YOUR CLASS CLOWN GIFTED? – NEGATIVE TRAITS OF GIFTED KIDS class clown might be gifted

What is a gifted kid? Has anyone told you one of your students is gifted and you thought, “No Way!”?  We all have preconceived ideas about the concept of giftedness. For example, many people believe they all make straight A’s, are well behaved and motivated.  While many gifted kids display these behaviors, your class clown […]

Flip That Flop! Turning Mistakes Into Opportunities

Flip That Flop! Turning Mistakes Into Opportunities turning mistakes into opportunities

The Importance of Mistakes  “Mistakes are GOOD!”  The first time I said that to a class of second graders, they looked at me like I was crazy.  They were incredulous.  “You mean you actually want us to make mistakes?” they asked in disbelief.   Yes I do!  The truth is, mistakes are essential for learning, and fear of […]