Dr. Melissa L. Kiehl Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher Mt. Hebron High School 9440 Old Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042 (410) 313-2887 (G/T office) (410) 313-2880 (school) (410) 313-2543 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mthebrongt.com
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
Dr. Carl Sagan, Astronomer
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."
Zora Neale Hurston, Author
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Albert Einstein, Physicist
What is Gifted and Talented?
Gifted behavior consists of behaviors that reflect an interaction among three basic clusters of human traits: above average ability, high levels of task commitment, and high levels of creativity. Students demonstrating gifted behaviors are those possessing or capable of developing this composite set of traits and applying them to any potentially valuable area of human performance. (Adapted from Joseph Renzulli's definition.)