Teachers and leaders who are new to the high-ability toolkit are recommended to start with the following sections.
This section introduces teachers to the definition of 'high-ability' across the four domains (intellectual, physical, creative, and social).
Characteristics of high-ability
In this section, teachers are introduced to the learning and social-emotional characteristics associated with high-ability students across the four domains.
This section provides guidance and tools to assist teachers to identify high-ability students in their classrooms. Teachers can also refer to the different
high-ability student profiles.
This section explores the different types of underachievement and provides strategies to support high-ability students who are underachieving.
Supporting the social-emotional needs of high-ability students
This section explores some of the common social-emotional challenges experienced by high-ability students. Evidence-based strategies are provided to help teachers address these challenges in the classroom.
These sections provide several strategies for differentiation in the classroom:
Exemplar lesson plans provide practical examples of differentiation in literacy, mathematics and other areas.
Section 7: Student Excellence Program
This section gives an outline of key initiatives available to support and extend high-ability students.