• 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 interested.

    Is highly curious

    Is attentive

    Is mentally and physically involved

    Has good ideas

    Has wild, silly ideas

    Works hard

    Plays around, yet tests well

    Answers the questions

    Discusses in detail, elaborates

    Top Group

    Beyond the group

    Listens with interest

    Shows strong feelings and opinions

    Learns with ease

    Already knows

    6-8 repetitions for mastery

    1-2 repetitions for mastery

    Understands ideas

    Constructs abstractions

    Enjoys peers

    Prefers adults or older children or seeks out other very bright or gifted peers.

    Grasps the meaning

    Draws inferences and opens up new questions.

    Completes assignments

    Initiates projects

    Is receptive

    Is intense

    Copies accurately

    Creates a new design

    Enjoys school

    Enjoys learning - but may hate school.

    Absorbs information.

    Manipulates information


    Inventor - Loves construction toys

    Good Memorizer

    Good guesser - draws on vast information store.

    Is alert

    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.