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1 What is it like to be gifted? Mrs. Gerhart Gifted Education

2 “What is it like to be gifted?” Galbraith, 1985 Eight Great Gripes of Gifted Kids

3 1. Confusion “No one explains what being gifted is all about – it’s kept a big secret.”

4 2. Boredom “School is too easy and too boring.”

5 3. Perfection “Parents, teachers, and friends expect us to be perfect all of the time.”

6 4. Loneliness “Friends who really understand us are few and far between.”

7 5. Ridicule “Kids often tease us about being smart.”

8 6. Burdened “We feel overwhelmed by the number of things we can do in life.”

9 7. Uniqueness “We feel different and alienated.”

10 8. Powerless “We worry about world problems and feel helpless to do anything about them.”

11 Bloom’s Taxonomy


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