Motivating an underachieving gifted student can be tough. Many students have learned habits of underachievement over time and need help developing an intrinsic sense of motivation. This 1-hour course will help you connect with your gifted students and help them modify their underachieving behavior in a positive way. Alesha Haybin, the Coordinator of Gifted Services at the Licking County ESC, will guide you through practical strategies to motivate disengaged, disinterested, or underachieving students in your classroom.
In this 1-hour course you will:
- Gain a basic understanding of behavior modification as it relates to motivation
- Define motivation and evaluate how classroom structures support or hinder motivation in students
- Explore the roots of underachievement
- Learn practical strategies to increase student motivation
This course adresses the following standards:
NAGC Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
ODE Competencies d, e
Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.
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