Challenges from Within


Each person will summarize the last 2 components (Social & Emotional Issues and Profiles of the Gifted) of today’s training in three sentences or less. Each person will need to share their summary with the rest of the group. It’s okay to refine your summary after getting input from others. Now that everyone at the table has shared, synthesize everyone’s thinking to come up with one 3-sentence summary. Add a fourth sentence, “This is important because . . .” Blog Splash the group summary in the comment section of this post.


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  1. This is important because all GT students have diverse social and emotional issues that we need to understand in order to better support our students to allow them to become successful both academically and in life.

  2. There is not one type of gifted learner. They can change over time. Educators must differentiate.
    This is important because as teachers we need to be aware and be able to serve all students.

  3. There are many types of gifted and talented students. Some achieve well in school while others don’t; some have a very narrow focus while others have a scattered focus. But most have social and emotional issues and difficulties outside of just their schoolwork. This is important because the information can be used as a tool to help identify giftedness and help the student cope with their individual issues.

  4. All gifted students have different emotional and social needs. The traditional perception of a gifted learner is not always accurate, as it encompasses different profiles. Teacher’s responsibility is to be an advocate for gifted learners. This is important because you can identify it in order to understand their needs and help each individual student to be successful.

  5. Identification is a key component in a gifted student’s future success. There are eight identifiable types of gifted learners that have differences in their social and emotional needs. One size does not fit all when referencing gifted learners. This is important because we need to recognize the strengths, passions, and needs of each individual student in order to help them make the desired progress.

  6. There are six different profiles of gifted and talented learners and each is unique in their cognitive, emotional and social needs. There are different types of issues that these gifted and talented students may have that affect their cognitive, emotional and social development. They are very diverse with different profiles and this could have lifelong implications. This is important because parents and teachers should be aware of these issues so that the students’ needs could be met.

  7. Gifted and talented students have a variety of cognitive, emotional, and social growth. Each profile and type attributed to a student has different ways to facilitate learning. Every student has specific strengths and weaknesses. This is important because the behaviors, feelings, and needs of the gifted child are extremely diverse.

  8. Understanding a holistic perspective of the gifted child can help increase awareness to be addressed by educators, in order to best serve our gifted children. Understanding the profiles can facilitate growth and development them. This model is a tool that can expand teacher awareness in order to meet and differentiate the social and emotional needs of varying types of gifted learners. This is important because without this baseline knowledge/model, future research cannot be done to strategically empower current gifted students while being able identify those that go unidentified.

  9. Social and emotional issues go hand in hand with profiles of the gifted. Since not all gifted children are the same and their abilities vary from profile to profile. Knowing and understanding these varying abilities will only help the child, if utilized with a relationship development between the child and the teacher. This is important because gifted students can be just as varied and complicated as general education students.

    Andrea Rincon,Elizabeth Higgins, Barbara Lindstrom, Kelly Williams, Elizabeth Tellez

  10. As educators, it is vital that we recognize the obvious and hidden emotional and social needs of our Gifted and Talented students. It is not enough to believe that they are being successful due to excellence in academic critieria such as grades, final products or assessments. This is important so our students can reach thier optimal potential within the classroom walls and beyond.

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