ERIC Number: EJ1031568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Reference Count: 5
Creating an Effective and Meaningful Learning Environment for High-Ability Learners!
Davis, Joy Lawson
Parenting for High Potential, v3 n2 p2-3 Oct 2013
An effective and meaningful classroom for high-ability students is one in which teaching and learning is focused on meeting students' intellectual, academic, and psychosocial needs using specific strategies to impact their learning today as they prepare for tomorrow. As parents become more engaged with teachers, it also is important for them to be knowledgeable of key principles that are important to creating successful learning experiences for all high-ability students. Three key principles that are important to understand are discussed in this article: (1) All High-Ability Students Are Not the Same; (2) Cross-Cultural Understandings Are Key to Success; and (3) Even High-Ability Students Need to Learn the Importance of Hard Work. The key principles offered in this article can apply to students across grade levels. Understanding these principles can help recognize the characteristics of learning environments that will nurture and challenge a high-ability learner.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Educational Environment, Student Needs, Parents, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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