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ERIC Number: EJ789920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Bordering on Excellence: A Teaching Tool for Twice-Exceptional Students
Jeweler, Sue; Barnes-Robinson, Linda; Shevitz, Betty Roffman; Weinfeld, Rich
Gifted Child Today, v31 n2 p40-46 Spr 2008
A major goal of education is to provide all students with the opportunity to reach their potential. Although few are able to argue with this goal, twice-exceptional students, including some of the most gifted students, are often on the brink of excellence due to the unique blend of assets and deficits they exhibit. Teachers are challenged each day to find ways to empower those bright students who may be unable to write a complete sentence, even though they are able to participate actively in a class discussion. In this article, the authors present Bordering on Excellence, a framework and graphic organizational planning tool designed for teachers to use with any instructional material. Through the authors' work over many years with twice-exceptional students, they found that the complexity of these needs, along with the demands of a rigorous curriculum, often seemed insurmountable when working to provide these special students with the appropriate instruction. Bordering on Excellence was born out of this need. (Contains 1 figure, 10 resources and 8 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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