Model Four: Power of WRITING
Students who score high on language
and math tests are endowed in WRITING in the official school
district records as "Gifted". This WRITTEN communication
is given to 5 percent of students. This recognition of their
special strengths motivates these students to work hard, do a
good job and be responsible. The other 95 percent of students
are not officially recognized.
Teacher asks students
to look around the room and write down two or three special strengths
seen in fellow students (no names). Teacher collects lists displays
the wide range of special strengths
Now, teacher asks students
to write down two or three special strengths or interests seen
in SELF. (Teacher assures confidentiality) Each student signs
name and gives list to teacher.
Teacher encourages students to use each one's special strengths
in school work and home work. Teacher regularly recognizes and
comments on students' special strengths.
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