Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement [NOOK Book]

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Why are some gifted children willing to tackle new challenges whereas others seen insecure or uninterested? Why do some gifted students achieve while others become caught in a cycle of underachievement? Are there strategies teachers and parents can implement that promote an achievement-oriented attitude? "The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement" answers these important questions. Although there are many factors that contribute to achievement, ...
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Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement

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Overview

Why are some gifted children willing to tackle new challenges whereas others seen insecure or uninterested? Why do some gifted students achieve while others become caught in a cycle of underachievement? Are there strategies teachers and parents can implement that promote an achievement-oriented attitude? "The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement" answers these important questions. Although there are many factors that contribute to achievement, achievement-oriented students exhibit four key traits: (1) they believe that they have the skills to perform well, (2) they expect that they can succeed, (3) they believe what they are doing is meaningful, and (4) they set realistic expectations and implement strategies to successfully complete their goals. In this volume, parents and teachers will learn specific strategies to improve student achievement by improving students' attitudes in these four important areas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618210418
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 125
  • Sales rank: 1,196,544
  • File size: 693 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 What is Underachievement? 7

Chapter 3 Characteristics of Underachievers 19

Chapter 4 Dweck's Mindsets: Recognizing Effort and Ability 31

Chapter 5 Addressing Issues of Perfectionism 45

Chapter 6 Rimm's Trifocal Model 59

Chapter 7 Achievement Orientation Model: Students' Beliefs that Regulate Their Motivation to Achieve 73

Chapter 8 Self-Efficacy: Increasing Students' Confidence to Learn 81

Chapter 9 Goal Valuation: Making Learning More Meaningful 97

Chapter 10 Environmental Perceptions: Building Trust Relationships 113

Chapter 11 Developing Self-Regulation and Study Skills 127

Chapter 12 Putting It All Together 141

References 149

Appendix: The National Association for Gifted Children's Position Paper on Giftedness 171

About the Author 175

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