Clinton Public School

Bright Child vs. Gifted Learner

(Janice Szabos, Challenge Magazine)




A Bright Child
  • Knows the answers
  • Is interested
  • Is attentive
  • Has good ideas
  • Works hard
  • Answers the questions
  • Is in the top group
  • Listens with interest
  • Learns with ease
  • Needs 6-8 repetitions for mastery
  • Understands ideas
  • Enjoys peers
  • Grasps the meaning
  • Completes assignments
  • Is receptive
  • Copies accurately
  • Enjoys school
  • Absorbs information
  • Is a technician
  • Is a good memorizer
  • Is alert
  • Is pleased with own learning
  • Enjoys straight forward,
  • sequential presentation




A Gifted Learner

  • Asks questions
  • Is highly curious
  • Is mentally & physically involved
  • Has wild, silly ideas
  • Plays around, yet tests well
  • Discusses in detail, elaborates
  • Is beyond the group
  • Shows strong feeling & opinions
  • Already knows
  • Needs 1-2 repetitions for mastery
  • Constructs abstractions
  • Prefers adults
  • Draws inferences
  • Initiates projects
  • Is intense
  • Creates a new design
  • Enjoys learning
  • Manipulates information
  • Is an inventor
  • Is a good guesser
  • Is keenly observant
  • Is highly self-critical
  • Thrives on complexity
 

Last Modified on November 11, 2010
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