Gifted..... Now What?
Just as there are
many reactions to the term 'Gifted', there are many
types of gifted people.
You've been identified "gifted"
at school. Sometimes this label comes with a sense
of relief and pride that finally people understand
the real you. Sometimes, however, the label comes
with a sense of guilt and frustration. Now everyone
seems to expect perfection and high standards and
you feel like you are constantly being measured.
Read an amusing poem about being deemed gifted.
Giftedness has its pros and
cons. It can mean that you do some things more
easily than other kids your age. It also can mean
that you sometimes understand things better than
many adults! It also means that in some areas, you
are average or even lower than average. That's
People are unique. Everyone
has strengths and weaknesses. Gifted kids are
sometimes targets for expecting perfection, in
school and in their personal lives. It's not
possible to be perfect!
What makes you unique? What
are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
In this Web Quest, you will
learn a great deal about what makes you tick.
Usually teachers don't encourage students to compare
themselves to others, but in this case, comparison
with others will help to create a mosaic of unique
personal strengths to create a phenomenal group.
To get started, click the
Task link at the top of this page...