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These kids tend not to forget what they learn, so the hours
devoted to the repetition the rest of the class needs to cement
the concept are essentially wasted, except perhaps as
Because they are not learning during the hours in which stuff
they already understand is being presented, they frequently
become troublemakers, or shut down entirely, or lose themselves
in their own dream worlds, or sneak that book under their desks.
Teachers frequently demand the attention of the entire class,
which can turn school into endless hours of practicing that
"pretending to pay attention" gaze which we all still use in dull
Most parents think that this skill is useful, but not one which
is so valuable as to comprise the majority of a child's school
So gifted education is about giving *all* kids the chance to
*learn* at school. Nothing more, nothing less.
Valerie C. Bock