Teachers need to communicate regularly, thoroughly and proactively with parents. In my classroom, this looked like early-school-year phone calls home with only positive things to say about each child, weekly newsletters explaining what was going on in our classroom and why, and being very responsive to parent communication.
Teaching gifted students about their giftedness and their responsibility for developing those gifts is also very important. When they learn more about learning and realize the capability that brains have, they see setbacks in a different way. Being intentional about teaching a growth mindset is key.
It’s actually easier than it seems to incorporate small changes into our classrooms that will help our most capable students build resilience.