To be educationally defensible, an appropriate program for primary gifted children must be qualitatively different from that provided average children.
Students who are grappling with content that is advanced beyond their current readiness level need a support structure in place in order to attain higher levels of achievement.
To John Hunter, unleashing potential is all about relationships: about truly knowing individual students and tying learning to their interests.
Applying some of the pedagogy of gifted education to classrooms can lead to total school improvement as well as increased achievement for all students.
One of the first steps in writing curriculum for the gifted is to begin by making sure that the learning theory that undergirds curriculum is thoroughly understood.
One of the easiest ways to influence the social and emotional development of gifted students in your classroom is to build a classroom library of books with diverse characters that relate to the issues students are facing in their own lives. The list below includes many books recommended by Hébert for guiding gifted students, as well several newer titles that will appeal to your students, along with a list of topics each book addresses.