• Bright vs Gifted Child

    The Bright Child

    Knows the answers

    Is interested

    Is attentive

    Has good ideas

    Works hard

    Answers the questions

    Top group

    Listens with ease

    6-8 repetitions for mastery

    Understands ideas

    Enjoys peers

    Grasps the meaning

    Completes assignments

    Is receptive

    Copies accurately

    Enjoys school

    Absorbs information


    Memorizes well

    Enjoys straightforward sequential presentations

    Is alert

    Is pleased with own learning

    The Gifted Child

    Asks the questions

    Is highly curious

    Is mentally and physically involved

    Has wild, silly ideas

    Plays around, yet tests well

    Discusses in detail, elaborates

    Beyond the group

    Shows strong feelings and opinions

    Already knows

    1-2 repetitions for mastery

    Constructs abstractions

    Prefers adults

    Draws inferences

    Initiates projects

    Is intense

    Creates a new design

    Enjoys learning

    Manipulates information


    Good guesser

    Thrives on complexity

    Is keenly observant

    Is highly self-critical