The Intensity of Giftedness


Presenter: Lynette Breedlove, Ph.D.
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary, Secondary
Hours: 1

Gifted characters in many popular books and movies are quirky, intelligent, and perfectionistic. Helping gifted students manage their intense feelings in real life, however, can be more difficult. Thankfully, there are strategies that educators and parents can use to help gifted students thrive. Discover how to support and empower gifted students with intense feelings.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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All children have to learn how to understand and control their emotions, but gifted students might have particularly intense feelings. The key to empowering gifted students is to not dismiss their feelings. Educators can learn how to listen and honor the feelings of gifted students. In “The Intensity of Giftedness,” Dr. Lynette Breedlove provides an overview of strategies and theories to help educators meet the unique needs of gifted students.

In this course you will learn:

  • The Four Keys of Giftedness
  • An overview of the Five Overexcitabilities
  • Strategies for dealing with perfectionism

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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75 reviews for The Intensity of Giftedness

  1. Tiffany – Defiance City Schools (verified owner)

    I found this very informative.

  2. Hans – Defiance City Schools (verified owner)

    This class was very rewarding and I recommend it.

  3. Norma – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

    good information

  4. Armand – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I liked how you have different degrees of giftedness and how the presenter gave us clues so we can better teach our students.

  5. Jessica – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very relatable of classroom environment.

  6. Jennifer – Private Pay (verified owner)

    This is one of the best explanations of what a gifted person is like.

  7. Shawn – FABENS ISD (verified owner)

    Helps with different strategies for different excitabilies.

  8. Sonia – CLEAR CREEK ISD (verified owner)

    Good basic info, somewhat repetitive

  9. Jaime – FABENS ISD (verified owner)

    The question about the degrees kept timing out which made it insanely annoying to complete.

  10. Karla – AUSTIN ISD (verified owner)

    excellent presentation

  11. Maria – FT HANCOCK ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  12. Kristine – Private Pay (verified owner)

    Excellent course! Increased my understanding greatly of overexcitabilities.

  13. Laura – DAYTON CITY (verified owner)

    Loved the course

  14. Luis – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Excellent course and very informative.

  15. Juan – FABENS ISD (verified owner)

    It was nice course.

  16. Tannesha – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

    Great information!

  17. Jocelyn – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informational.

  18. Maria – SAN PERLITA ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent course, I found out alot of good information that I was unaware of.

  19. Debbie – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    This course explains the topic with ease of understanding.

  20. Karen – Private Pay (verified owner)

    This course is very insightful; however, I find that listing introversion as a key element of giftedness and perfectionism as a gifted person to be a given are both misleading and can encourage educators to overlook gifted students who are extroverted or do not clearly display perfectionist tendencies.

  21. Lynsie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


  22. David – Private Pay (verified owner)

    This course was a good overview of GT.

  23. Amy – IRONTON CITY (verified owner)

    Very real and meaningful


    I enjoyed this course and learning more about the intensity of gifted students.

  25. David – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Helpful in learning about the behavioral and personality traits of gifted students.

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