Motivation and Underachievement


Presenter: James Webb, Ph.D., SENG Founder
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Many gifted children underachieve and have problems with motivation. Motivation, far more than intellectual ability or creativity, can be influenced, shaped, and developed. Learn the most common reasons for motivational problems.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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Motivation and achievement are common characteristics of gifted children, but how do we help the G/T students who aren’t meeting to their full potential? In “Motivation and Underachievement”, a 1-hour course, James T. Webb, Ph.D. dispels the myth that every gifted child is excelling in every area. He also provides strategies for identifying core issues and motivating students to their full potential.

You will learn:

  • What it means for a G/T child to be unmotivated
  • Four main reasons why gifted children underachieve
  • Factors that enhance and facilitate student growth
  • Practical strategies you can use in the classroom

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies d, e, and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, and 5.5.

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  8. Casey – WYLIE ISD (verified owner)

    I found it very helpful for understanding gifted students and their motivation.

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  10. Jennifer – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

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  11. Veronica – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    I found this course very helpful as a first year teacher.

  12. Kendall – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    It touches on the point of view of the kids and how we can sympathize with them more and reach their needs.

  13. Maria – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

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