Gifted students need special care. They need to be challenged at school so that they are able to show their full potential. The most difficult part about this is often the task of identifying gifted students as early as possible.
Whenever children show an interest in things that do not seem age appropriate, you have to question the reason for this sudden interest. Encourage the child to pursue his or her interest and offer help but do not push the child beyond their limits. As soon as voluntary studies change to duty, you have lost the child’s interest for sure.
As a teacher, you should give your students tasks which challenge each student to show his or her full potential. When you compare their work, you can easily spot students who show extraordinary results. Keep them in mind and try to challenge them as often as possible without asking too much of your other students.
If a student has received really bad grades, do not immediately label him or her as stupid. Instead, talk to the student to find out the reason for the bad grades. Maybe you will hear that lessons are boring. In that case, a test should clarify the matter. Sometimes, it is better to let gifted students advance into a higher grade where they are more challenged.