Monday, April 18, 2016

What To Do With Gifted or Talented Students?


Gifted or talented students are those who demonstrate high academic and intellectual aptitude or possess extraordinary talent in the visual or performing arts, and they may be eligible for differentiated instruction.

From www.smh.com.au/
As well as schools provide a personal written plan for SEN students (Special Educational Needs), they must provide a specific plan or Individualized Education Program, for every student who meets the criteria for gifted and talented classification.

This plan includes personal academic goals and additional services that will be provided to the student, as well as other information that impacts the academic performance of the student.

Gifted students need to be challenged in new ways and given the opportunity to explore their innate gifts. This requires not only student and parent involvement, but also a dynamic teacher willing to support his or her gifted and talented learners.

And this is not a piece of cake"!

Here you are two documents that can shed some light on the topic and help you in some way to make decisions in order to recognize students talent, to program or develop activities, and to encourage them.







You can also have a look to this article of Josh Work in Edutopia.org :  Uppervention: Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Jigsaw Strategy


The cooperative learning strategy known as the "jigsaw" technique helps students create their own learning.

From /www.livebinders.com/
But, what is it? How can you use it in the class? What are the main advantatges and/or disadvantages? Is it effective?

Some of these questions are answered in the following paper.






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