Bright Vs Gifted Children
A Bright Child....
A gifted child....
Knows the answer
Asks the questions - sometimes deep probing questions of an abstract nature.
Is highly curious
Is mentally and physically involved
Has good ideas
Has wild, silly ideas
Plays around, yet tests well
Answers the questions
Discusses in detail, elaborates
Beyond the group
Listens with interest
Shows strong feelings and opinions
Learns with ease
6-8 repetitions for mastery
1-2 repetitions for mastery
Prefers adults or older children or seeks out other very bright or gifted peers.
Grasps the meaning
Draws inferences and opens up new questions.
Creates a new design
Enjoys learning - but may hate school.
Inventor - Loves construction toys
Good guesser - draws on vast information store.
Is keenly observant - seems to remember fine details.
Is pleased with own learning
Is highly self-critical - can be perfectionistic to the point of tantrums when young.
Enjoys straight-forward and/or sequential presentation
Thrives on complexity - needs the whole picture. Requires a gestalt approach.