Pardon me if I've already post this, but I just found the reprint of a local article. Here's part of it.How can one tell the difference between a bright child -- in other words, a child from an enriched background -- and a gifted child? The differences follow:The bright child knows the answers, the gifted child asks the questions.The bright child is attentive, the gifted mentally and physically involved.The bright child has good ideas, the gifted has wild, silly ideas.The bright child works hard, the gifted plays around, yet tests well.The bright child answers questions, the gifted child elaborates.The bright child is in the top of the group, the gifted is behond the group. The bright child listens with interest, the gifted has strong feelings and opinions.The bright child needs six to eight repititions for mastery, the gifted one to two repetitions.The bright child understands ideas, the gifted constructs abstractions.The bright child completes assignments, the gifted initiates projects.The bright child is receptive, the gifted is intense.The bright child copies accurately, the gifted creates a new design.The bright child absorbs information, the gifted manipulates information.The bright child is a technician, the gifted an inventor.The bright child is a good memorizer, the gifted a good guesser.The bright child enjoys a straightforward, sequential presentation, the gifted thrives on complexity.The bright child is pleased with his or her own learning, the gifted is highly self-critical.The bright child enjoys school, the gifted enjoys learning.
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