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ERIC Number: EJ835838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Gifted Middle School Students Transitioning to High School: How One Teacher Helped His Students Feel Less Anxious
Benson, Melvin V., IV
Gifted Child Today, v32 n2 p29-33 Spr 2009
As a general practice throughout the U.S., gifted students are left to work out their own issues. Although gifted students are generally not considered "high-risk," they too need special attention. High-achieving gifted students experience similar feelings of social and physical anxiety, just like their peers. Additionally, gifted students expect that the high school experience will bring a greatly expanded class workload. With at-risk students, the apprehension concerns a fear of failure. The anxiety of gifted students is not about potentially failing, but rather it is about potentially not achieving success. In this article, the author describes how he helped his students feel less anxious about transitioning to high school. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A