Gifted Information

Here is some information parents, teachers, and students we think are important for you to know.

Our Philiosphy of Services

Our Gifted Assessments Scores

Myths about Gifted Children

Behaviors that hide Gifted Child

Student Friendly Web Sites

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Cybraryman’s Gifted Page

Cybraryman’s Tech Integration for Gifted

Cybraryman’s Twice Excpetional Page

50 Resources For The Parents And Teachers Of Gifted And Talented Students


Characteristics of Gifted Children













Chart Comparing High Achievers, Gifted Learners, or Creative Thinkers

A High Achiever…

A Gifted Learner…

A Creative Thinker…

Remembers the answers

Poses unforeseen questions

Sees exceptions

Is interested

Is curious


Is attentive

Is selectively mentally engaged

Daydreams; may seem off task

Generates advanced ideas

Generates complex, abstract ideas

Overflows with ideas, many of which will never be developed

Works hard to achieve

Knows without working hard

Plays with ideas and concepts

Answer the questions in detail

Ponders with depth and multiple perspectives

Injects new possibilities

Performs at the top of the group

Is beyond the group

Is in own group

Responds with interest and opinions

Exhibits feelings and opinions from multiple perspectives

Shares bizarre, sometimes conflicting opinions

Learns with ease

Already knows

Questions: What if…

Needs 6 to 8 repetitions to master

Needs 1 to 3 repetitions to master

Questions the need for mastery

Enjoys the company of age peers

Prefers the company of intellectual peers

Prefers the company of creative peers but often works alone

Understands complex, abstract humor

Creates complex, abstract humor

Relishes wild, off-the-wall humor

Grasps the meaning

Infers and connects concepts

Makes mental leaps: Aha!

Completes assignments on time

Initiates projects and extensions of assignments

Initiates more projects that will ever be completed

Is receptive

Is intense

Is independent and unconventional

Is accurate and complete

Is original and continually developing

Is original and continually developing

Enjoys school often

Enjoys self-directed learning

Enjoys creating

Absorbs information

Manipulates information


Is a technician with expertise in a field

Is an expert who abstracts beyond the field

Is an inventor and idea generator

Memorizes well

Guesses and infers well

Creates and brainstorms well

Is highly alert and observant

Anticipates and relates observations

Is intuitive

Is pleased with own learning

Is self-critical

Is never finished with possibilities

Gets A’s

May not be motivated by grades

May not be motivated by grades

Is able

Is intellectual

Is idiosyncratic

One thought on “Gifted Information

  1. I landed upon this blog from my “you may like” section and I must say that my heart is racing. I’ve only explored your blog for a few minutes but already I’m amazed. I love the approach you’ve taken to educating about being gifted.

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