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ERIC Number: EJ854233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Nurturing Affective Growth through Discussion Groups
Bradley, Terry
Understanding Our Gifted, v20 n4 p6-10 Sum 2009
Over the past eight years, the author has had the pleasure of facilitating discussion groups with gifted middle and high school students. These groups focus on affective concerns, giving students the opportunity to talk about issues they have in common and how life looks and feels through the lens of giftedness. The best school situation for gifted students is a combination of academic options using differentiated instruction and social/emotional support. This combination offers balance. Discussion groups that promote "affective" development are an excellent way to address social/emotional issues. Because gifted children think and feel differently, they benefit most from conversing with others who think and feel similarly. This article presents 10 steps in creating successful discussion groups supported by students, parents, faculty, and administration. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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