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10 Strategies for Developing a Growth Mindset in Gifted Students

These 10 tips and strategies for helping gifted and talented students develop a growth mindset include offering authentic challenges, structuring time for reflection and self-assessment, and using group learning activities. While targeted for gifted education, the strategies can be modified and tailored for use with a more general population, or as the basis for a series of character education lessons for growth mindset.


This resource is provided courtesy of Free Spirit Publishing, the leading publisher of positive, practical and pro-kid classroom materials for social-emotional learning, character education, gifted and talented learners, and special education.

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Differentiation for Gifted Learners

Diane Heacox, Ed.D.

Richard M. Cash, Ed.D.

Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable. For the first time, this book connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences. Differentiated instruction for gifted and talented students must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice.

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