# How do you teach students who are gifted and talented?

### Table of Contents

- How do you teach students who are gifted and talented?
- How do you teach gifted students?
- How do you identify gifted and talented students?
- How do you challenge gifted learners?
- What makes a good gifted teacher?
- What are the characteristics of a gifted student?
- How to support the gifted learners in your classroom?
- How to help gifted and talented Gat students?
- Can a gifted student be given extra work?
- How are learning stations different for gifted students?

### How do you teach students who are gifted and talented?

**Tips for Teaching Gifted Students**

- How can you meet the needs of gifted learners? Tune in to their individual needs, do frequent assessments, and differentiate instruction, experts say. ...
- 2 | Assess often. ...
- 3 | Let students take charge of their learning. ...
- 4 | Honor interests and allow for exploration. ...
- 5 | Involve parents.

### How do you teach gifted students?

**With the following strategies, teachers can tend to the complex needs of their high-ability students in the heterogeneous classroom.**

- Offer the Most Difficult First. ...
- Pre-Test for Volunteers. ...
- Prepare to Take It Up. ...
- Speak to Student Interests. ...
- Enable Gifted Students to Work Together. ...
- Plan for Tiered Learning.

### How do you identify gifted and talented students?

**Given the need to identify gifted students, here are some general behavioral traits that children exhibit that can help teachers pinpoint a gifted student:**

- Curious and motivated.
- Asks many questions.
- Has a good memory.
- Quickly retains information.
- Masters reading skills early.
- Demonstrates strong math skills.

### How do you challenge gifted learners?

**10 Ways to Challenge Gifted Students in the Classroom**

- Spark Interests. This might be the most important. ...
- Group Gifted Students Together. Small groups emphasize collaborative learning. ...
- Know Areas of Strength. ...
- Assessments. ...
- Connect to the Real-World. ...
- Set Goals. ...
- Levels of Difficulty in Lesson Plans. ...
- Use Technology.

### What makes a good gifted teacher?

Good teaching for gifted learners requires **an understanding of "supported risk**." Highly able learners often make very good grades with relative ease for a long time in school. They see themselves (and often rightly so) as expected to make "As," get right answers, and lead the way.

### What are the characteristics of a gifted student?

**Common Characteristics of Gifted Children:**

- Ability to comprehend material several grade levels above their age peers.
- Surprising emotional depth and sensitivity at a young age.
- Strong sense of curiosity.
- Enthusiastic about unique interests and topics.
- Quirky or mature sense of humor.

### How to support the gifted learners in your classroom?

In our blog, we introduced the six profiles of gifted learners and shared a checklist that you can use to determine if your students fall into one of these gifted learner groups. Now that you have a better idea of who your gifted students are, it’s time to learn how to support their individual needs.

### How to help gifted and talented Gat students?

Help your GAT students find mentors that are experts in areas they're interested in. Connecting students with mentors helps them explore topics of interest more thoroughly. Mentors also give students something to aspire to, as they can see a professional in the field.

### Can a gifted student be given extra work?

Students who are gifted should be allowed to complete more challenging assignments and work independently. However, this does not mean they should be given extra work. Giving students more of the same work is frustrating and can be construed as a punishment. It also prevents students from taking a sense of ownership over their own learning.

### How are learning stations different for gifted students?

Gifted students in particular need options. Learning stations are another great way to differentiate instruction. Please note, though, that stations are not automatically differentiated. They are differentiated if the activities vary in complexity, depending upon student readiness.