Engaging TAG students

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  1. Ms_B

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    Jul 24, 2008

    Hi,

    I am a new teacher (I will be teaching 4th grade in the fall) and I am currently finishing up my Master's degree. One of the very last things that I have to do for my degree is write a research proposal based on a weakness I identified in my student teaching last year. That said, I am researching how to engage my TAG students as I feel I didn't do the best job at that last year. I would love to hear anybodies ideas and strategies for meeting those student's needs and keeping them engaged in the classroom.

    Thank you!
     
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  3. allyd

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    What is TAG?
     
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    "Talented and Gifted", I believe. Other states have that as GT (Gifted and Talented) or GATE (Gifted and Talented Education); still others don't use the term "gifted" of extraordinarily bright kids.
     
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    I do a lot of pre-testing, particularly in math, and if a student demonstrates competence, I provide alternative projects, computer learning, etc, while I cover that topic with the other students. Sometimes a student who tests out chooses to make a game or review project for the others; I consider this a good use of time, because if they can produce something on topic, they have to really understand it.
     

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