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1 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Characteristics of Gifted Children Rebecca L. Mann

2 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 The Big Picture

3 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Gifted children –Ask the questions Know the answers

4 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Is Interested Is Highly Curious Curious

5 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Is attentive Mentally & physically physically involved involved Is attentive Mentally & physically physically involved involved

6 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Has good ideas Has wild, silly ideas Has wild, silly ideas Has good ideas Has wild, silly ideas Has wild, silly ideas

7 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Works hard Plays around, yet tests well Plays around, yet tests well Works hard Plays around, yet tests well Plays around, yet tests well

8 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Answers the questions Discusses in detail, elaborates Discusses in detail, elaborates Answers the questions Discusses in detail, elaborates Discusses in detail, elaborates Top Group Beyond the Group Top Group Beyond the Group

9 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Listens with interest Is receptive Shows Shows strong feelings strong feelings & opinions & opinions Is intense Is intense

10 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, to 8 Repetitions for mastery 1to 2 Repetitions 6 to 8 Repetitions for mastery 1to 2 Repetitions

11 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Enjoys peers Prefers adults Prefers adults Enjoys peers Prefers adults Prefers adults Asynchrony Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching and counseling in order for them to develop optimally. (The Columbus Group, 1991) Asynchrony = 8 year old body + 12 year old mind + 5 year old emotions

12 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Grasps the meaning Understand ideas Grasps the meaning Understand ideas Ive mapped out the concepts Ive already grasped to save you time. DrawsInferencesConstructsabstractions

13 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Completes assignments Initiatesprojects Initiatesprojects

14 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Enjoys school Enjoys Enjoyslearning Enjoys school Enjoys Enjoyslearning

15 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Absorbs information Absorbs informationManipulatesinformation

16 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Enjoys straight forward presentation Thrives on complexity Enjoys straight forward presentation Thrives on complexity

17 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Is pleased with own learning Is highly self- critical Is pleased with own learning Is highly self- critical

18 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Multipotentialit y: Multipotentialit y: An almost true story... Multipotentialit y: Multipotentialit y: An almost true story...

19 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 It isnt any great prize to be gifted, in fact, it can be a curse. Arthur R. Collins It isnt any great prize to be gifted, in fact, it can be a curse. Arthur R. Collins

20 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 I didnt belong as a kid and that always bothered me. If Id only known that one day my differences would be an asset. I didnt belong as a kid and that always bothered me. If Id only known that one day my differences would be an asset. Bette Midler

21 Copyright by Rebecca L. Mann, 2005 Summers over kids! Now, all you round pegs get back into your square holes! Summers over kids! Now, all you round pegs get back into your square holes!


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