Gifted and Talented Teachers for Middle School

The gifted and talented instructional team consists of certified teachers, many with advanced degrees. These dedicated instructors receive specific training in working with gifted and talented students, as well as ongoing professional development to enhance their skills and techniques in the virtual classroom environment. Our online teachers for gifted and talented students regularly collaborate and exchange ideas with their colleagues to develop best practices for keeping gifted and talented middle school students interested and helping them succeed academically, such as:

  • Accelerating or compacting lessons
  • Extending or enriching curriculum content
  • Increasing complexity
  • Encouraging discussion and higher-level thinking
  • Providing variety and choices of activities
  • Adapting plans to varied learning styles
  • Incorporating student interests
  • Creating a personal connection

These dedicated educators know how to motivate and challenge exceptional middle school students—even those who have been underachieving. Perhaps most important, they understand that while gifted students are cognitively advanced, they may also have unique emotional and social needs that differ from peers who are their age. Whether online, by phone, or in a real-time LiveLesson® session, our teachers establish caring relationships with students and provide the skillful instruction, one-on-one attention, and encouragement kids need to succeed.