What motivates gifted kids? According to Whitney and Hirsch, "Gifted kids can and do learn everywhere; The trick is to maintain their motivation to learn in school." Gifted underachievement happens for a variety of reasons, including the child's need to fit in with their peers and the lack of stimulation on school.
In our SENG Parent Support Group, we discussed what are some ways to create a supportive climate for motivation and how to help children learn how to set and achieve attainable goals. Below are some resources we shared with the group.
Last Updated 4/29/2015. Let us know if these links are broken!
From Around the Web
A big list of articles and books about underachievement and motivation.
The Association for the Education of Underachieving Students
What Can Teachers and Parents Do To Help Underachievers?
by Carolyn Coil, EdD.
by Carol Strip Whitney.
Bright Minds, Poor Grades by Michael D. Whitley.
Also available at the library!
How To Do Homework Without Throwing Up! by Trevor Romain.
Available at the library!