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ERIC Number: EJ837941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Looping to Meet the Needs of Gifted Children
Pratt, Michael W.
Principal, v88 n5 p22-24 May-Jun 2009
The implementation of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has had many positive effects on students in schools today. The results have been less positive, however, for high-achieving students. Teachers often focus their instruction on students who need the most help, leaving little time to meet the academic or emotional needs of gifted students. In many districts, the gifted and talented program consists of a weekly pullout model in which students are removed from the regular classroom for a specified period to receive differentiated instruction. This article takes a look at the looping program adopted by the Orchard Park Elementary School for their gifted students. Since this program has been in place, the school staff has witnessed gifted students come out of their shells. They are now risk-takers, even when they know they may not always be successful. Tips for implementing a successful looping program are also discussed. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001