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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
"Developmentally appropriate practice" (DAP) is a term tossed about by practitioners as if everyone understands exactly what it means. DAP seems self-explanatory in that it requires educators to use only those strategies for teaching and discipline that are appropriate for the age of the child. The basic tenet of DAP rests on the assumed knowledge…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Child Development
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
The author was pondering the parent perspective of acceleration, and she realized that people are always hearing "ifs" and "buts" when discussing this topic. There are many "if" and "but" questions. In this article, the author focuses on the following four: (1) "If" my child is complaining of being bored in class, does that mean he or she needs to…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Needs, Emotional Response, Academically Gifted