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What does gifted look like at your school?
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Is it pull out, push in, enrichment, academic......? How many days a week? How many teachers do you have for gifted?


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This year was the first year my school (k-5) started an enrichment reading program for 4-5. They are pulled out for 45 min/day to work with a reading enrichment teacher. It is more for shared reading. We don't have anything specific for math. We ability group in 3-5. In middle school they do have AT classes, but I don't know all of the specifics.
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Elementary - one pullout teacher to serve 1-4 in an academic/enrichment. Four core content areas are addressed through extension and enrichment. Students are bused to the class one day per week by grade level (Monday-4th, Tuesday-3rd, etc.) In addition, they are clustered on their campus with GT teachers who are supposed to differentiate - some do, some don't.

Intermediate - Fifth and sixth are self-contained on a three teacher team. Two classes of sixth, one fifth...

Junior High and up they are served in "honors"classes, pre-ap and ap classes.
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My school has 2 enrichment specialists. I am full time and another teacher who is there 2 days/week. I have 3 full time math groups 1-4th grade and 2-5th grade. In these classes, I provide either enrichment or acceleration depending on student ability and the objectives of the unit. I also pull-out small groups for reading in 4th and 5th for about 2 hours each week. For this I use book studies, Junior Great Books, and research as the basis for instruction. I also push-in to Kindergarten 3 days a week for whole group lessons related to thinking skills - I used 6 Thinking Hats from some old files I had and it has worked very well (Unfortunately, these books are out of print and difficult to find).

The other teacher picks up things that don't fit in my schedule but he is more comfortable with pull-out, so he has 3rd grade reading and math pull-out as well as small groups for research in 1st and 2nd grade (although my supervisor is more interested in doing whole group activities in primary).
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Looks more like a social club than anything else. I don't think much of it.

Only one teacher and does it part time, other time is spent testing for special services. It is pull-out. How many days depends on grade.


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and all the schools I've ever worked in or know about don't have enrichment specialists anymore. Each teacher is required to "meet the needs" of their TAG students any way they know how. There are some resources out there but it's really just a "try harder" mentality.
Some teachers do better than others.

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