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Learning Characteristics of Gifted Children

§ Keen power of observation; sense of the significant

§ Highly verbal

§ Questioning attitude, intellectual curiosity; often has great intrinsic motivation or is a self-starter

§ Power of abstraction, conceptualization, ability to pull ideas and information together; enjoyment of intellectual activity

§ Interest in cause-effect relations, ability to see relationships

§ Reads actively

§ High degree of task commitment

§ Shares unusual interests

§ Interested in everything at once

§ Takes risks

§ Describes experiences from unusual point of view

§ Has keen verbal humor

§ Gets bored easily

§ Daydreams noticeably

§ Gets involved in complex discussions

§ Not confined by sex-role stereotyped behaviors

§ Introspective–self critical–self checking

§ Creativeness and inventiveness, looking for new ways of doing things. Interest in creating, brainstorming, or open-ended thinking

§ Generally acts like an older child

§ Uncooperative about doing routine learning tasks

§ Often takes leadership roles in group activities

§ Spends time observing prior to participation in activity

§ Tells elaborate stories about personal experiences

§ Expresses concern and knowledge about world problems

§ Expresses moral concerns about others

§ Effectively resolves interpersonal problems

§ Persistent about everything

§ Uses extensive detail in drawings and descriptions

§ Pays little attention to details of living

§ Fantasizes freely

§ Learns efficiently, mastering ideas with one or two examples

Our Schools Addresses Phone Numbers Fax Numbers
Osceola Mills Elementary School 400 Coal Street, Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814) 343-4105 (814) 339-7814
Philipsburg Elementary School 1810 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-2870 (814) 342-7526
Philipsburg Osceola Middle School 200 Short St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-4906 (814) 342-2091
Philipsburg Osceola Senior High School 502 Philips St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1521 (814) 342-7521
Philipsburg Osceola Administrative Office 200 Short Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050 (814) 342-7208
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Our Schools Addresses Phone Numbers
Osceola Mills Elementary School 400 Coal Street, Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814) 343-4105
Philipsburg Elementary School 1810 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-2870
Philipsburg Osceola Middle School 200 Short St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-4906
Philipsburg Osceola Senior High School 502 Philips St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1521
Philipsburg Osceola Administrative Office 200 Short Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050
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