GATE articles and myths about gifted children

Myth #1: “Gifted Students Don’t Need Help; They’ll Do Fine on Their Own.”

Truth: Would you send a star athlete to train for the Olympics without a coach? Gifted students need guidance from well-trained teachers who challenge and support them in order to fully develop their abilities. Many gifted students may be so far ahead of their same-age peers that they know more than half of the grade-level curriculum before the school year begins. Their resulting boredom and frustration can lead to low achievement, despondency, or unhealthy work habits. The role of the teacher is crucial for spotting and nurturing talents in school.”

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If understanding more about gifted and talented children and how we can support and nurture their potential is of interest to you, you can read the following exceptional articles on the topic, kindly collected and proposed by the GATE Erasmus+ project team: