This week is Gifted Education Awareness Week (GEAW).  Its aim is to encourage teacher awareness of Exceptionally Able pupils in the classroom and to help overcome the myths about these pupils. By recognising the educational needs of Exceptionally Able pupils the teacher can help these pupils achieve their potential in the classroom. The most harmful myth about Exceptionally Able pupils is that they will perform well no matter what; and if they don’t perform well, they were probably never gifted in the first place!

There was a lively chat on this week’s EdchatIE on Twitter during which some links for teachers and parents about Gifted education were shared.Here are some of those links to explore: