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Social and Emotional Needs of HighyAbility Students

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This course focuses on the nature of high ability learners and how they differ from other learners emotionally and socially. Participants will discuss unusual learning profiles, characteristics of effective teachers of the gifted, basic counseling techniques that teachers can use, and implications for decision-making concerning high ability students. The class will consider self-esteem, twice exceptional learners, underachievement, and affective needs, as well as the impact of classroom and systemic decisions on high ability learners. The students will develop a plan to address social and emotional needs of high ability students in their classrooms.