Learning Distinctions Among High Level Learners

A High Achiever... A Gifted Learner...
Remembers the answers Poses unforeseen questions
Is interested Is curious
Is attentive Is selectively mentally engaged
Generates advanced ideas Generates complex, abstract ideas
Works hard to achieve Knows without working hard
Answer the questions in detail Ponders with depth and multiple perspectives
Performs at the top of the group Is beyond the group
Responds with interest and opinions Exhibits feelings and opinions from multiple perspectives
Learns with ease Already knows
Needs 6 to 8 repetitions to master Needs 1 to 3 repetitions to master
Enjoys the company of age peers Prefers the company of intellectual peers
Understands complex, abstract humor Creates complex, abstract humor
Grasps the meaning Infers and connects concepts
Completes assignments on time Initiates projects and extensions of assignments
Is receptive Is intense
Is accurate and complete Is original and continually developing
Enjoys school often Enjoys self-directed learning
Absorbs information Manipulates information
Is a technician with expertise in a field Is an expert who abstracts beyond the field
Memorizes well Guesses and infers well
Is highly alert and observant Anticipates and relates observations
Is pleased with own learning Is self-critical