I've been working with gifted children in Texas for the past ten years. When our district did away with their magnet program a few years ago, I was placed back in the regular classroom, and have the GT sudents on our campus clustered into my class.
Now they've decided the current plan isn't working... and the teacher who has it is leaving for a new position, so I'm applying for it... should have an interview in the next week or so (it was just posted this past week).
Either way, I enjoy this board... it's good to share ideas with others in similar situations... to bounce ideas, share information and just have someone who understands your 'vents".. :-D
and am definitely intersted in this board, and talking with other teachers of gifted students... especially since I'll be working with so many different ages. I've taught second and third; fifth and sixth.. so I'm thinking the 2-4 ones are not much of a change.. but I'm starting to panic about working with K-1 students... not wanting to go too low.. but also not wanting to get in over their heads...
support and discussion here would be a very good thing
I know this was posted a year ago, but, YES, I'm very interested. I wish more people would check this board out. It's hard to find good information and sources for gifted education. I see that the last person replied to this post in May 2007, so maybe some people are looking.
I'm definitely interested in this board. Just found this board one day this week or last (?). I'm a gifted teacher in the regular classroom and would love to talk about differentiation and would love suggestons on where to get resources and materials.