I think being “gifted” means …
I do / do not use the label because …
3. I identify with the gifted the following ways:
4. I’m different from the gifted in the following ways:
5. When I tell other people that I work with gifted students, I feel (check all that apply, or add): proud embarrassed guilty compelled to explain, justify eager to talk about it nothing in particular other:
6. To assist with evolvement of a positive classroom environment I …
Teacher Inventory 7. I think gifted kids are like … (Please describe them. May use 2 columns, one for ways they are similar to other children and one for how they seem different from other kids their age).
8. What do I expect of my gifted students as a group and individually?
9. The gifted students that I have the EASIEST time with are those that are:
or are good in/at:
10. When I can’t answer a student’s question, or feel that “I’m losing control” of the class, I do these things:
11. The best thing(s) I have to offer my gifted student(s) is (are) my:
12. I think I could improve my teaching by …
13. I’m involved with the following activities (check and rate in terms of time: 1 = devote major time to this; 2 = devote a fair amount of time to this; 3 = spend little time on this; blank = spend no time on this):
training others counseling students identifying students scheduling discipline piloting new techniques evaluating
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
extracurricular activity ___ parent communication staff communication ___ ___
continuing ed. for myself ___ preparing budgets meetings ___ ___
Teacher Inventory 14. What are 3 ways you differentiate lessons for the gifted learner in the regular classroom?
15. How do you incorporate technology into your teaching?
16. One thing I would like to hear from other people (parents, Administrators, colleagues) is:
One thing I’d like to change or do differently is:
Inventory modified from: Managing The Social And Emotional Needs Of The Gifted – A Teacher’s Survival Guide, Connie C. Schmitz and Judy Galbraith, 1985