This essay stresses that intellectually gifted students are hypersensitive, highly creative, risk-taking, and have moral awareness and a sense of responsibility towards their environment. They have accelerated learning pace, need challenging as well as stimulating content, and always try to get indulged in activities that are based on their interest. They are very sensitive towards others and feel moral commitment towards society. The affective characteristics of these students on social and emotional front made these students feel themselves different from others and they start placing themselves at odd in comparison to their age-peers. It results in anger, frustration and helplessness, aloofness, despair, etc. as they cannot share their feeling with others with the fear of being teased or being considered awkward. For the social and emotional well-being of such gifted students, it is necessary for these students to have such teachers in their life who can make them understand that they are normal and it is natural for them to feel intense and deep emotions.
This paper makes a conclusion that teachers need to formulate certain strategies so that gifted students can feel at ease and use their giftedness/talents in positive way rather than considering them to be odd and awkward. These strategies include- modification in curricula, indulging these students into highly creative activities and social/community service, along-with counselling that things that they conmsider abnormal is actually normal for them. ...Show more