Gifted kids are people who think in a different way. They are more aware of the surroundings and act upon those thoughts about it. They are usually imaginative and love a good challenge. But just because youre gifted doesnt mean youre the same as other gifted people. You usually just relate better (like minded peers). Gifted kids are real people so they shouldnt be treated differently. And most importantly you cant associate them with any certain look.
Gifted Kids is a one-day programme providing a special curriculum for gifted and talented children. In Gifted Kids, we are able to not be afraid of being ourselves, because there are people that are Gifted and therefore understand us.
Gifted Awareness Week is celebrated in New Zealand from the17th to the 23rd of June as an opportunity to draw attention to gifted people, the nature of giftedness, and gifted education in New Zealand. As Gifted Kids, we will be taking on projects and coming up with ways to raise awareness about our gifted education and abilities / differences.
Intellectual giftedness is an ability higher than average. It is different from a skill; skills are learned or acquired behaviours. Intellectual giftedness is believed to be innate and it can be either general or specific. When combined with a challenging curriculum and the ability to acquire and execute skills, intellectual giftedness often produces academic success.
Intelligence is inherited and does not change. Gifted students, therefore, do not need any special services. Some things are inherited but not all therefore gifted kids do need special guidance to work up to their full potential.
Giftedness can be measured by tests. This is not true because some gifted kids get nervous in tests and do not work to their full potential. There is no need to identify gifted kids at early ages. This is false because giftedness needs to show itself from an early age.
All gifted kids are nerds and have no friends. This is not true, because most gifted kids have a lot of friends, and some gifted kids are gifted at sports and others at academics.
Gifted kids are model students and always get good marks and results from schoolwork. Some gifted kids are model students but not all, some can be troublemakers. Not all gifted kids get good marks in school, because gifted kids are gifted in different areas.
Gifted kids dont need any special guidance. Gifted kids are born gifted but without the right guidance they might not know or use their giftedness. Gifted kids can easily tutor other kids. This isnt always true because some gifted kids often get stressed when other children dont learn as fast as them.
Gifted kids always work up to their full potential. This is not true, because some gifted kids are lazy, and do not work as well as they can. Teaching gifted students is easy. Some teachers think that teaching gifted kids is easy because they are naturally smart and do not need much help. This isnt true because gifted kids need to be constantly challenged, and excel in different areas.
All children are gifted. All children are special and unique, but not that gifted.
On behalf of Gifted Kids and for you, we thank you for taking time out to watch this presentation. We hope that you have enjoyed and learned from it about Gifted Kids and what we do here.