Nurturing Intellectual Competences

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1. Diverse learning needs - Because a gifted and talented student has unique strengths, unique problems can result in academic and social settings - On the other hand, some GT students are motivated extrinsically, or outside of themselves. These children are very much aware of what others think. An extrinsically motivated student wants his presentation to earn those accolades. The student knows that important people are going to be watching and wants them to like what they see.

2. Children in Poverty

2.1. Best Practices

2.1.1. Targeted Intervention Vocabulary Expansion Comprehension Language Development Coping Strategies Social Interactions

2.1.2. Build a positive classroom culture Content/ build relationships with students Gain mutual respect Provide experiences outside of normal curriculum

2.1.3. Embed social skills as well as educational skills into units

2.1.4. Use data to inform instructional changes

2.2. Diverse Learning Needs

2.2.1. Differentiating Adjust curriculum to address diverse learners Student engagement Develop curriculum guides Backwards Mapping during planning phase of unit

2.2.2. Incorporating Multiple Intelligence's Incorporate the use of Technology Assistive devices Adjusting to student needs Flexible grouping Collaboration Learning Centers

2.3. Curriculum Influences

2.3.1. Recognize signs of poverty in student Change the behavior Alter their learning environment when needed Empower students with conflict-resolution abilities

2.3.2. Use assessments/data to redirect curriculum

2.3.3. Serving the basic needs prior to the educational needs Children in poverty often feel as though they are hopeless and unworthy/predisposed to mental illness and trauma at younger ages If the education system can serve the basic needs, then we can start building core academic skills Build up attention and focus skills Build up sequencing and processing skills Build up social skills & self-esteem

2.3.4. Reference: Jensen, E. (2009). How Poverty Affects Behavior and Academic Performance. ASCD. Retrieved on 3/1/2020 from How Poverty Affects Behavior and Academic Performance

3. ELL Students

3.1. Learning Styles

3.1.1. Incorporate Background Knowledge/Make Connections

3.1.2. Use of Multicultural Literature

3.1.3. Modeling

3.1.4. Hands-On

3.1.5. Cooperative Learning

3.2. Vocabulary

3.2.1. Graphic Organizers

3.2.2. Focus on Academic Vocabualry

3.2.3. Visuals

3.3. Reference

3.3.1. Hansen-Thomas, H. (2008). Retrieved from

4. Gifted and Talented Students

5. Best practices for developing the whole child : - Motivation, Focusing on the process and progress, reminders to do their best work, do not place emphasis on being the top student, and use rewards sparingly.

6. Exceptional Children

7. Diverse Learning Needs

7.1. Strategies for differentiating curriculum

7.1.1. Adding additional standard aligned readings for students who finish early

7.1.2. Taking already given readings and increasing their lexile levels to incorporate advanced vocabulary

7.1.3. Extending the curriculum lesson to push students to have a productive struggle

7.2. Incorporating multiple intelligences into curriculum planning

7.2.1. Incorporate photos, power points, and other visual aides for visual learners

7.2.2. incorporate gallery walks into lessons for students to walk around and analyse each other's work for the kinesthetic learners

7.2.3. Incorporate brief lecture style learning where students who are auditory learners and have them take notes as well to reach kinesthetic learners as well

8. Best Practices for Developing the Whole Child

8.1. Constant motivation

8.2. Keeping track of student successes

8.3. Making sure the student is equally rewarded

8.4. Mental and emotional check ins to make sure student is not overwhelmed

9. Strategies for differentiating curriculum - One way to differentiate instruction for a student who has already mastered a concept is to create a learning contract that allows her to work at a more difficult level or explore related topics

10. Incorporating multiple intelligences into curriculum planning - Many students identified as gifted and talented become frustrated with everyday lessons. They feel they know much of the material covered in class and prefer to work on other projects. - One way to increase a sense of instructional value is to give students choices in how to present their work. Offer a menu of creative, high-level presentation formats, such as video, digital scrapbook, posters, banners, plays, or puppet shows.

11. Social and developmental theories - All children have the same basic needs (Maslow 1970). Gifted children would have to have satisfied these basic needs in the psychological and social realm before they would be able to moved towards self-actualization. For the most part, the social and developmental needs for gifted students are the same as those for nongifted students.

12. About Best Practices in Supporting Gifted and Talented Students(1997). Retrieved from Coleman, L., & Cross, T. (2000). Social-Emotional development and the personal experience of giftedness. Google Books, (), . Retrieved from