Why Do We Continue to Have Same-Aged Classrooms?

Deborah Ruf, PhD
8 min readMay 14, 2024

It’s primarily because we’re used to it. That doesn’t make it good, though.

For gifted children, being grouped day in and day out with your same-aged peers — your age-mates — can leave you in the position of rarely fitting in, having trouble staying awake and cooperative during many of the day’s lessons, and wondering why anyone thinks school is good for helping you learn. It just…

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Deborah Ruf, PhD

High Intelligence Specialist & Writer, Dr. Ruf writes about highly intelligent people from birth to very old age. www.fivelevelsofgifted.com