A quote from a gifted adult looking back at elementary school, [from Deborah Ruf’s fantastic articlettps://web.archive.org/web/20171122061901/http://www.educationaloptions.com:80/resources/resources_gifted_adults.php):
“I often thought that I was really stupid because I couldn’t understand why teachers taught things that I thought were obvious. I thought the other children were smarter because they saw complexities that I now know never existed. I had a hard time understanding other children. It never occurred to me that I felt different because I was ahead of them intellectually.”
If you’re not talking to gifted kids about what “gifted” means, who knows what they’re assuming.
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