In what ways are gifted learners taught to focus?

Written Sep 12, 2016
I don’t believe gifted kids (or any other kids for that matter) are taught to focus.
Focusing on something arises naturally from interest. For example, you may become absorbed in reading a book, or building a model airplane, etc. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi described this phenomenon in his book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.
There is a correlation between the ability to focus and gifted learners. However, as I previously stated, I believe the focus is a result of interest in a topic, rather than being learned.