Teachers often become so concerned about children who are having difficulty that the needs of the superior students are neglected. Bright students often learn early to work independently; because of this, teachers "put them on their own." All of the students in the classroom need guidance in their development, but good readers need a different kind of guidance than that required for the average or slow learners. It is important for superior students to develop and mature physically, emotionally, socially as well as mentally so that they may become well developed personalities who will be better able to make worthwhile contributions to our society.
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