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Intellectually Gifted Student Expectations
*Don't expect them to be enthusiastic about drill and repetition.
*Don't expect them to do their best with work that is too easy, or that they already know. Do expect them to rush through these assignments and make mistakes.
*Don't expect them to excel in every subject area.
*Do expect them to have many hobbies and projects outside of school.
*Do expect some to be perfectionists. These students may hand in assignments late or not at all, because the work does not please them.
*Do expect them to be avid readers.
*Do expect them to be emotionally at a different age than they are intellectually. Emotionally a child may be six, but intellectually 12. This is called "asynchronous development".
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