It is often quite hard to determine whether a student is gifted or just very bright. This chart is helpful:
I’m not sure who to credit for this chart, as I have seen it from many sources.
This one is even better, because it lists the pros and cons that come with being identified as a gifted child. It is also geared more to teachers.
How to Spot a Gifted Student
Gifted students possess some common characteristics. Recognizing these general traits and understanding how they may reveal themselves in the classroom is an important step toward working effectively with this unique group of children.
Some of these behaviors are listed and described below. Positive traits are included along with those behaviors that may frustrate you as a teacher. If a student in your classroom exhibits these characteristics on a consistent basis, there is a good chance he or she is…