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    #235637 - 12/20/16 03:22 PM Re: Gifted education myths [Re: Edward]
    indigo Offline
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    This is an excellent list.

    Here are a few more from a prior crowd-sourced list and discussion on this topic... a roundup of myths about the gifted:
    http://giftedissues.davidsongifted.org/B...html#Post161736

    Originally Posted By: BenjaminL
    6. The gen-ed classes suffer from the missing gifted students.
    I believe the research summarized here says that gen ed kids actually perform better and make greater gains without the gifted kids. Essentially with the "gifted" kids gone, other kids now have the opportunity to shine... be at the top-of-the class... may speak up more... must rely on themselves.

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    #235639 - 12/20/16 05:59 PM Re: Gifted education myths [Re: Edward]
    Kai Offline
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    Registered: 05/17/09
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    Kids in honors math don't need instruction...in fact, a lack of instruction is how we make sure it's honors!

    (I realize that honors doesn't necessarily equate to gifted, but in our district, it's the closest thing.)


    Edited by Kai (12/20/16 05:59 PM)

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    #235640 - 12/20/16 06:32 PM Re: Gifted education myths [Re: Edward]
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    Registered: 02/19/14
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    Thanks everyone for their input. smile Excellent myths worth bring up.


    One I was always told: "If the work is so easy then it should not be of issue"


    Edited by Edward (12/20/16 06:35 PM)

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    #235643 - 12/20/16 08:48 PM Re: Gifted education myths [Re: RRD]
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    Originally Posted By: RRD
    If they can't finish all of the assigned work, they can't get enrichment.

    Never mind that this may include extremely basic, repetitive work for a child with an attention deficit, poor fine motor skills and processing speed issues.


    And following on from this 'I offered extension work but he wasn't interested'. Because what six year old gifted child wouldn't want to do a second worksheet with slightly harder repetitive maths while the rest of the class play games.

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    #235646 - 12/21/16 03:38 AM Re: Gifted education myths [Re: Edward]
    Platypus101 Offline
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    Wow. I can't believe how many times I've heard every one of these.

    But BenjaminL, I didn't realize you've been attending our district's gifted review meetings for the past four months!

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    #237309 - 03/22/17 10:56 AM Re: Gifted education myths [Re: Edward]
    indigo Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Edward
    One I was always told: "If the work is so easy then it should not be of issue"
    As parents, we know this is false because there are many necessary life skills which kids don't learn if they do not have the challenge of instruction in their zone of proximal development (ZPD).

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    #237669 - 04/10/17 12:29 PM Re: Gifted education myths [Re: indigo]
    Edward Offline
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    Originally Posted By: indigo
    Originally Posted By: Edward
    One I was always told: "If the work is so easy then it should not be of issue"
    As parents, we know this is false because there are many necessary life skills which kids don't learn if they do not have the challenge of instruction in their zone of proximal development (ZPD).


    Let me cast my vote for post of the month on this one, I couldn't agree more smile

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    #237755 - 04/13/17 01:51 PM Re: Gifted education myths [Re: Edward]
    ConnectingDots Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Edward
    Originally Posted By: indigo
    Originally Posted By: Edward
    One I was always told: "If the work is so easy then it should not be of issue"
    As parents, we know this is false because there are many necessary life skills which kids don't learn if they do not have the challenge of instruction in their zone of proximal development (ZPD).


    Let me cast my vote for post of the month on this one, I couldn't agree more smile


    This has my vote too. Not only as a parent, but as an adult still working through the issues this caused for me.

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