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TABS: Frasier's Traits, Attributes and Behaviors

Guide: This is a guide for observing students in your classroom. As they show evidence of extraordinary potential, jot down the student's name and brief notes
about the incident on the Observation Sheet.

INTERESTS MOTIVATION INQUIRY INSIGHT HUMOR


Intense interests Evidence of desire to learn Questions, experiments, Quickly grasps new concepts Conveys and picks up on
(sometimes unusual) explores and makes connections; humor well
senses deeper meanings
GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Activities, avocations, objects, Forces that initiate, direct and Method of process of seeking Sudden discovery of the Ability to synthesize key ideas
etc., that have special worth sustain individual or group knowledge, understanding or correct solution following or problems in complex
or significance and are given behavior in order to satisfy a information incorrect attempts based situations in a humorous way;
special attention need or attain a goal primarily on trial and error exceptional sense of timing in
words and gestures
HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK
Unusual or advanced interests Persistent in Asks unusual questions for Exceptional ability to draw Keen sense of humor that
in a topic or activity; self- pursuing/completing self- age; plays around with ideas; inferences; appears to be a may be gentle or hostile; large
starter; pursues an activity elected tasks (may be extensive exploratory good guesser; is keenly accumulation of information
unceasingly; beyond the culturally influenced evident in behaviors directed toward observant; heightened about emotions; capacity for
group school or non-school eliciting information about capacity for seeing unusual seeing unusual relationships;
activities); enthusiastic materials, devices or and diverse relationships, unusual emotional depth;
learner; has aspirations to be situations integration of ideas and openness to experience;
somebody, do something disciplines sensory awareness
PROBLEM SOLVING
COMMUNICATION SKILLS MEMORY REASONING IMAGINATIVE CREATIVITY
ABILITY
Highly expressive with words, Large storehouse of Logical approaches to figuring Effective (often inventive) Produces many ideas; highly
numbers and symbols information (on school or non- out solutions strategies for recognizing and original
school topics) solving problems
GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Transmission and reception of Exceptional ability to retain Highly conscious, directed, Process of determining a Process of forming mental
signals or meanings through a and retrieve information controlled, active, intentional, correct sequence of images of objects, qualities.
system of symbols, codes, forward-looking and goal- alternatives leading to a Situations, or relationships
gestures, language and oriented thought desired goal or to successful which aren't immediately
numbers completion or performance of apparent to the sense;
a task problem solving through non-
traditional patterns of thinking
HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK
Unusual ability to Already knows; 1-2 repetitions Ability to make generalizations Unusual ability to devise or Shows exceptional ingenuity
communicate (verbally, non- for mastery; has a wealth of and use metaphors and adopt a systematic strategy in using everyday materials; is
verbally, physically, information about school or analogies; can think things for solving problems and to keenly observant; has wild,
artistically, symbolically); uses non-school topics; pays through in a logical manner; change the strategy if it's not seemingly silly ideas; fluent
particularly apt examples, attention to details; critical thinker; ability to think working; creates new designs; and flexible producer of ideas;
illustrations or elaborations manipulates information things through and come up inventor elaborate; highly curious
with a plausible answer
TABS: Frasier's Traits, Attributes and Behaviors Student(s):
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Observation Sheet: Observe students in your classroom. As you notice evidence of extraordinary potential, jot down the student's name and brief notes about the
incident or behavior in the appropriate boxes. These notes will be useful for you and provide valuable information during the referral process. These categories are
used on the TAG Nomination Form.

INTERESTS MOTIVATION INQUIRY INSIGHT HUMOR


Intense interests Evidence of desire to learn Questions, experiments, Quickly grasps new concepts Conveys and picks up on
(Sometimes unusual) explores and makes connections; humor well
senses deeper meanings
GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Activities, avocations, objects, Forces that initiate, direct and Method of process of seeking Sudden discovery of the Ability to synthesize key ideas
etc., that have special worth sustain individual or group knowledge, understanding or correct solution following or problems in complex
or significance and are given behavior in order to satisfy a information incorrect attempts based situations in a humorous way;
special attention need or attain a goal primarily on trial and error exceptional sense of timing in
words and gestures
HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK
Unusual or advanced interests Persistent in Asks unusual questions for Exceptional ability to draw Keen sense of humor that
in a topic or activity; self- pursuing/completing self- age; plays around with ideas; inferences; appears to be a may be gentle or hostile; large
starter; pursues an activity elected tasks (may be extensive exploratory good guesser; is keenly accumulation of information
unceasingly; beyond the culturally influenced evident in behaviors directed toward observant; heightened about emotions; capacity for
group school or non-school eliciting information about capacity for seeing unusual seeing unusual relationships;
activities); enthusiastic materials, devices or and diverse relationships, unusual emotional depth;
learner; has aspirations to be situations integration of ideas and openness to experience;
somebody, do something disciplines sensory awareness
PROBLEM SOLVING
COMMUNICATION SKILLS MEMORY REASONING IMAGINATIVE CREATIVITY
ABILITY
Highly expressive with words, Large storehouse of Logical approaches to figuring Effective (often inventive) Produces many ideas; highly
numbers and symbols information (on school or non- out solutions strategies for recognizing and original
school topics) solving problems
GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Transmission and reception of Exceptional ability to retain Highly conscious, directed, Process of determining a Process of forming mental
signals or meanings through a and retrieve information controlled, active, intentional, correct sequence of images of objects, qualities.
system of symbols, codes, forward-looking and goal- alternatives leading to a Situations, or relationships
gestures, language and oriented thought desired goal or to successful which aren't immediately
numbers completion or performance of apparent to the sense;
a task problem solving through non-
traditional patterns of thinking
HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK HOW IT MAY LOOK
Unusual ability to Already knows; 1-2 repetitions Ability to make generalizations Unusual ability to devise or Shows exceptional ingenuity
communicate (verbally, non- for mastery; has a wealth of and use metaphors and adopt a systematic strategy in using everyday materials; is
verbally, physically, information about school or analogies; can think things for solving problems and to keenly observant; has wild,
artistically, symbolically); uses non-school topics; pays through in a logical manner; change the strategy if it's not seemingly silly ideas; fluent
particularly apt examples, attention to details; critical thinker; ability to think working; creates new designs; and flexible producer of ideas;
illustrations or elaborations manipulates information things through and come up inventor elaborate; highly curious
with a plausible answer