2. A Model of needs for gifted learners


A good model for teaching in any field is based on the work of researchers and experienced practitioners. It gives us specific direction for planning, and it helps us to see why particular strategies are necessary or valuable and why they work while others don‘t. Thus it helps us to make good choices about what we do.

The REACH model of needs (often just known as “the REACH model”) is a student-centred, holistic framework that helps teachers to understand the very different needs gifted learners bring to the classroom. It gives teachers a sound knowledge basis for planning lessons that include gifted learners. It is linked to a raft of practical and teacher-friendly strategies.

It is built around five key concepts ... to find out what they are, click here!