• Bright Child vs. Gifted Learner
    A Bright Child:
    A Gifted Learner:
    Knows the answers
    Asks the questions
    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
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    Beyond the group
    Listens with interest
    Shows strong feeling 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
    Grasps the meaning
    Draws inferences
    Completes assignments
    Initiates projects
    Is receptive
    Is intense
    Copies accurately
    Creates a new design
    Enjoys school
    Enjoys learning
    Absorbs information
    Manipulates information
    Good memorizer
    Good guesser
    Enjoys straight forward sequential presentation
    Thrives on complexity
    Is alert
    Is keenly observant
    Is pleased with own learning
    Is highly self- critical


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