A bridge connects two points that are separated by something that prevents those two points from being as one. A bridge can connect two pieces of land separated by a waterway so that people can access both pieces of land as though they were one. An island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, allowing people to have equal access to both.
So what are the pieces of land—and the waterway that separates them—for gifted students from poverty? The pieces of land are the facts, skills, and knowledge that the student has and the concepts and generalizations we want the students to acquire. The waterway that separates these two are their lack of experiences that acts as a barrier between the two. The educator’s job…
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This post was written by Ruby Payne