High Achiever Gifted Learner
Knows the answer Asks the question
Is receptive to new ideas Is intense about ideas
Is interested in learning Is highly curious
Copies accurately Creates a new design or way of doing things
Is attentive in class Is mentally and physically involved
Enjoys school Enjoys learning
Loves the teachers Loves ideas
Absorbs information Manipulates information
Has good ideas Has wild, silly ideas
Is a technician of ideas Is an inventor of ideas
Answers the questions Discusses in detail, elaborates
Good memorizer Good, informed guesser
Loves to memorize Loves to think and ponder
Completes assignments Initiates projects
Enjoys a straightforward, sequential presentation Thrives on complexity
Works hard Plays around, yet tests well
Is alert Is keenly observant
A top group student Is beyond the group
Is please with his/her own learning Is highly self-critical
Listens with interest Has strong feelings and opinions
Likes an authority to be in charge Has own idea for how it should be done
Loves rules Wants only basic guidelines
Learns with ease Already knows
6-8 repetitions for mastery 1-2 repetitions for mastery
Learns easily at the knowledge and comprehension levels Sees relationships and combines ideas
"How do you want this done?" "I want to do it my way."
"What do I need to do to get an A?" "What is the purpose of this assignment?"
Enjoys peers Prefers older students and adults
Grasps the meaning Draws inferences
Is focused on the destination or end product Is focused on the journey