Legislation mandates that, wherever possible, children with exceptionalities be educated in mainstream education classrooms with other students. As a result, a teacher’s role and responsibilities have become increasingly complex.
List some of the common characteristics of gifted students, and specific ways in which a teacher could accommodate the needs of a student who is gifted in the mainstream education classroom. What are some of the ways in which both high achieving students and students with disabilities are served in the mainstream classroom? Identify at least two ways both parties are served and then determine what works best for these student populations, and explain why.
List some of the common characters of gifted students, and specific ways in which a teacher could accommodate the needs of a student who is gifted in the mainstream education classroom.
Some possible characteristics of the gifted and talented are as follow:
Intellectual (academic) giftedness: These students memorize material easily, quick learners, curious, achieve at a high level, and have a wide range of vocabulary.
Creative giftedness: Students are independent thinkers, very inquisitive; seek innovation, known for their creative ideas, directness, and sense of humor; makeshift solutions and is very patient in resolving complex problems.