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Bright Child or Gifted Learner?
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Is my child really gifted? How can I be sure? You may want to look at this chart for some ideas...

Note the Difference Source: Janice Szabos, Challenge Magazine Tennessee Association for the Gifted: http://www.tag-tenn.org

A Bright Child:

A Gifted Learner:

Knows the answers
Asks the questions
Is interested
Is highly curious
Is attentive
Is mentally and physically involved
Has good ideas
Has wild, silly ideas
Works hard
Plays around, yet tests well
Answers the questions
Discusses in detail, elaborates
Top group
Beyond the group
Listens with interest
Shows strong feeling and opinions
Learns with ease
Already knows
6-8 repetitions for mastery
1-2 repetitions for mastery
Understands ideas
Constructs abstractions
Enjoys peers
Prefers adults
Grasps the meaning
Draws inferences
Completes assignments
Initiates projects
Is receptive
Is intense
Copies accurately
Creates a new design
Enjoys school
Enjoys learning
Absorbs information
Manipulates information
Technician
Inventor
Good memorizer
Good guesser
Enjoys sequential presentation
Thrives on complexity
Is alertIs pleased with own learning
Is keenly observantIs highly self-critical
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