AP/GATE
MEMBERS
1 Members

Support Our Sponsors!



Start a new discussion...
I taught IG(Intellectually Gifted) Enrichment to grades 2-8 students for 21 years. I have a masters in gifted education.

I was very fortunate to work with an administration and faculty and staff that supported gifted education. I loved my kids and my job, most of the time.

Some things that worked for me:

Be a team player.

Ask for suggestions and ideas. Classroom teachers often passed on great materials to me, saying that these might be good for my class, but not for their whole classes.

Stay out of the teacher lounge as much as possible.

Try to stay out of any dramas.

When in ANY doubt, run projects by the powers that be. They don't like surprises.

I loved it when my kids could come up with improvements on my ideas. It never bothered me that I might be teaching some students with a higher IQ than me. I had more life experience and a broader range of knowledge.

I will always be grateful for the class that ...See More
deanie On 10/21/09, el ed wrote: > I taught IG(Intellectually Gifted) Enrichment to grades 2-8 > students for 21 years. I have a masters in gifted education. > I totally agree with your suggestions!!!!

> I was very fortunate to work with an administration and > faculty and staff that supported gifted education. I loved > my kids...See More
Oct 23, 2009
el ed Get lots and lots of publicity for the achievements of your students, but do not have your picture made with them often. Mostly stay in the background. A professor suggested this when I was working on my gifted certification, and she was spot on. Colleagues notice such things. Human nature is human nature.

Be on the look out for people in ...See More
Oct 23, 2009


Teacher Chatboards

States

Subject Areas

Language Arts

Foreign Language