April 12, 2016 by

Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Gifted Students

This month’s Education Update feature, “Six Strategies for Challenging Gifted Learners,” reminds us that high-ability students have unique needs, too. They require teachers who are willing to be less of a “sage on the stage” and more of a “guide on the side.” But gifted learners may also need an extra push to take on rigorous coursework.

To offer balance, consider the following “Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Gifted Students” in the heterogeneous classroom.

Education Update: Dos & Don'ts of Teaching Gifted Students

Sarah McKibben is the managing editor of ASCD’s member newsletter, Education Update. Prior to joining ASCD, she was an editor for the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Printing Industries of America, where she coauthored the Web-2-Print Primer.