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November 2013 | Volume 55 | Number 11
Tapping into the Power of Gratitude
You know the kid—the girl who struggles to read your science textbook but wins first prize at the science fair, or the boy who refuses to complete any work but aces every assessment. Often, that kid is twice exceptional (2e)—gifted, but also negotiating a learning disorder, attention difficulties, or just plain learning differences. In 2006, nearly 70,000 K–12 students were identified as 2e, and those numbers will grow as more districts classify these students.
Studies show that 2e students perform better when they receive some combination of gifted programming, as opposed to solely special education services. With the right amount of support, 2e students can thrive in advanced classes. Here are 10 ways to help your 2e students:
Daina Lieberman is an English teacher and IB Middle Years Program Coordinator at South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., and an ASCD emerging leader.
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