Some states have specific definitions for giftedness, while others have none.
Some states require programs for gifted students, while others do not.
Editor’s note: Carolyn Coil is a speaker, educator and author.
She works with teachers, administrators, parents and students, offering strategies for raising achievement, developing creative and critical thinking skills, motivating underachievers, differentiating curriculum and assessing student performance.
For example, when a student begins to explore chord structure on their instrument, simple knowing what a C Major chord is limits their ability to think and process.