Are you confused with the label of Giftedness?
Perhaps you have heard it being used too often or not at all?
For someone to be labelled as Gifted they are functioning at a higher level in their field of talent than the majority of the population.
That field can be:
They have these gifts before they head to school in some form or another. These gifts need to be nurtured at home and in the classroom if they are to develop into talents.
So in looking at this, schools cannot make students Gifted.
They can however help students realise their gifts, they can challenge them and enrich their learning.
Parents are the key links to informing the school about their child and the gifts they display at home.
Teachers are the key to identifying the children in their classroom so they know how to challenge and support each gifted child to develop their gift into a talent.
How does your school identify and support gifted students?