How to embrace a culture of "uppervention"

05/6/2014 | Edutopia.org

In this blog post, middle-school teacher Josh Work shares five ways educators can adopt "upperventions" to challenge and engage students who are gifted. Strategies include recognizing students' innate talents and then incorporating lessons that appeal to those talents. He also suggests focusing on assignments that ask students to go deeper into a topic instead of assigning extra "busy" work. "Differentiating curriculum to meet the needs of our talented students is critical for developing a stimulating learning environment," he writes.

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