• Identifying a High Achieving Child vs. A Gifted Learner Characteristics

    High Achieving Child

     

    • Knows the answers
    • Is interested
    • Is attentive
    • Has good ideas
    • Works hard
    • Answers the questions
    • Is in the top group
    • Listens with interest
    • Learns with ease
    • Needs 6-8 repetitions for mastery
    • Understands ideas
    • Enjoys peers
    • Grasps the meaning
    • Completes assignments
    • Is receptive
    • Copies accurately
    • Enjoys school
    • Absorbs information
    • Is a technician
    • Is a good memorizer
    • Is alert
    • Is pleased with own learning
    • Enjoys straight-forward, sequential presentation  
     

    Gifted Learner

     

    • Asks questions
    • Is highly curious
    • Is mentally & physically involved
    • Has wild, silly ideas
    • Plays around, yet tests well
    • Discusses in detail, elaborates
    • Is beyond the group
    • Shows strong feeling & opinions
    • Already knows
    • Needs 1-2 repetitions for mastery
    • Constructs abstractions
    • Prefers adults
    • Draws inferences
    • Initiates projects
    • Is intense
    • Creates a new design
    • Enjoys learning
    • Manipulates information
    • Is an inventor
    • Is a good guesser
    • Is keenly observant
    • Is highly self-critical
    • Thrives on complexity