Talented & Gifted

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by IloveKinder, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. IloveKinder

    IloveKinder Rookie

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    Anyone here a talented/gifted teacher? I am going to be interviewed for a T/G position next week and I was wondering if anyone knew what types of questions I will be asked.
     
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    Good luck on the interview!! I would think they would ask about what challenging activites you would do with GT students in a variety of subjects.
     
  4. Ms.Jasztal

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    I teach advanced reading and know a lot about G/T ed. What questions do you have?
     
  5. KinderCowgirl

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    I would think they would ask you about differentiation techniques. We hear a lot these days about integrating "rigor" into every activity. Have a plan for independent study (even for a Kinder class).

    I would probably also ask you about dealing with difficult parents, as G/T parents are sometimes a little hard to deal with.
     
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    Yes, differentiation techniques, what students can do independently (project-wise) and when they are done with regularly assigned work, and probably even technology.

    I understand what you mean too by G/T parents, KinderCowgirl.
     
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    MAYBE ALSO they'd ask about finding reading material for students who read at a very high level and maintaining high test scores from the year before. In reading, I have two G/T students who received a perfect score on the state test for reading in third grade.
     
  8. Pattie

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    Yup, they will ask you about differentiation. They might ask you how will you group your math students into low, med, high groups in order to do a guided math type of differentiation. I was asked this and I wasn't prepared to respond. I ended up saying I use math "stations" (like centers) for use when done with whole class math. It is a form of differentiation. They might ask what types of Renzuilli tier 2 projects you will facilitate. This will be things like special speakers, field trips, research projects that instill an interest, anything that will jumpstart an individual interest to learn more about a topic for a child. Tier 3 projects are the ones they go and do on their own. (the purpose of a tier 2 being to get them to go do tier 3 projects). This is a big buzzword in gifted education, Renzulli tier 2 and 3 activities. Good luck. I teach gifted 1st graders and it is amazing to teach kids like this.
     
  9. IloveKinder

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    Pull-Out Activities

    I just spoke to the principal and this job is a pull-out position b/t three different schools for grades 2-4. So does anyone have any ideas of activities that could be done? I want to come up with a list so I feel prepared for the interview?
     

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