Legislation mandates that, wherever possible, children with exceptionalities be educated in the mainstream education classrooms with other students. As an outcome, a teacher's role and responsibilities have become increasingly complex. List some of the common features of gifted students, and specific manners in which a teacher could accommodate the requirements of a student who is gifted in the mainstream education classroom. What are some of the ways in which both high achieving students and students with disabilities are served in the mainstream classroom? Recognize at least two ways both parties are served and then find out what works best for these student populations, and describe why.