Presenter: Carolyn Coil, Pieces of Learning
Core Area: Nature & Needs | Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Underachievers have many reasons (or excuses) for not working up to their full potential. Some of them are easy to identify in the classroom. However, there is a little-recognized group of hidden underachievers, who are easy to miss because they hide in plain sight. 

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All teachers can identify the underachievers in their classes, but did you know there are “hidden underachievers” waiting to be challenged? In this course Carolyn Coil identifies the characteristics of underachievers with an emphasis on this hidden group. You will learn the patterns and behaviors of students who don’t push themselves and strategies for challenging them to rise to their potential.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:
  • Five different types of underachievers with emphasis on the “hidden” group
  • Definitions and patterns of underachievement
  • Graphic organizers of ways different underachievers show up in our classroom
  • Strategies – is there supposed to be more to this?
Ms. Coil is a former teacher, adjunct professor, and resource specialist. She is an internationally known speaker, author, trainer and consultant. In her professional development courses, seminars and keynotes, she is known to be enthusiastic, motivating and energetic. Ms. Coil focuses on RTL monitoring strategies, implementing differentiation in the classroom, raising student achievement and applying assessment strategies. She also covers the challenges associated with preparing ourselves and our children for living and working in the 21st Century.

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384 reviews for Challenging the Hidden Gifted Underachiever (6-Hour)

  1. Brenda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This was an excellent course. Learned a lot!

  2. Kelly – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course and will use the examples, strategies, and resources in my teaching this year.

  3. Sandra – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    The course offers lots of valuable information about gifted underachievers and how to help them.

  4. Amy – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    Wow! I REALLY loved this course. I learned many strategies to use with those underachieving students in class.

  5. Amy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting and encouraging to see that I am doing things the “right” way

  6. Karla – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  7. Claudia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course offered practical strategies to help students.

  8. Vanessa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Clear strategies to use in the classroom to help motivate our underachievers.

  9. Margaret – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    This course is very interesting and informative, giving strategies which are applicable in the real world.

  10. Angelica Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


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