Are you meeting the needs of the gifted learners in your class?
Do you have parents asking what you are doing to differentiate for their child?
Here is some background information that may be helpful in understanding what gifted learners need and what you can do to support those needs. I have also included some simple ideas for getting started.
This resource is the basis for lessons that I have created in the past 11 years as a GATE teacher. I think you will find this simple resource helpful as a foundation for the importance of a thoughtful and efficient use of strategies which meet the needs of all children.
There is plenty of brain research which indicates that brain differences do exist.
Brain-based learning reflects the differences in cognitive development.
All students learn differently as they grow and mature socially, emotionally and cognitively.
What, can we as educators, do with this information?
Brain-based teaching is all about understanding and utilizing more meaningful and efficient teaching strategies that can reach a greater number of students.
Using the mnemonic device FLAMES to remind you how to successfully use brain-based teaching strategies this resource includes:
Definition of Brain Friendly Learning
The Gifted Brain
High Achiever vs. Gifted
How Do We Learn?
Brain Friendly Teaching Basics, Principles, and Strategies
What is Enrichment?
This is a great resource to share with parents as well as any others who interact with gifted learners!