Student Research Paper
This Honors in Education research focuses on gifted instruction in the general education early childhood classroom. Research found that being challenged in the general education classroom (in addition to in the gifted classroom) is a vital aspect of students’ gifted education. In addition to research on the importance of gifted education, effective strategies and best practices for challenging these students were explored through teacher interviews. Common themes such as strategic grouping, differentiation, enriched curriculum, problem solving, and project-based learning emerged. These strategies were compiled and organized into a digital toolkit website. This digital toolkit can serve as a teacher resource used to improve differentiated instruction and instruction specifically for advanced learners in the general classroom.
Barnett, Kelly, "Challenging Gifted Students in the General Education Classroom" (2019). Education: Student Scholarship & Creative Works. 16.