The Underachieving Gifted Child

Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement

The Underachieving Gifted Child

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.

When Gifted Students Underachieve

What You Can Do about it

When Gifted Students Underachieve

Grades 5–8

Self-Regulation and the Underachieving Gifted Learner

Self-Regulation and the Underachieving Gifted Learner

This NAGC Select explores self-regulation and how achievement for gifted students can suffer without it. Case studies are used to explore improving achievement through self-regulation learning interventions.

Career Planning for Gifted Students

Career Planning for Gifted Students

Most of the parents and teachers often assume that career planning for gifted and talented children will take care of itself. But evidence is mounting to show that the path from education to career is not always smooth for them, and it may be further complicated by sociol-emotional problems that gifted children often face. Thus, there is an urgent need for parents to properly plan career options for their children in advance. But how? This book offers some easy tips.

Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children

A Parent's Complete Guide

Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children

Formerly titled Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works, this double award-winning book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child's abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. This book provides imperative information on testing considerations, curriculum, successful programs, and planning your child's education. It is truly an essential guide.

The Challenges of Gifted Children: Empowering Parents to Maximize Their Child's Potential

Empowering Parents to Maximize Their Child's Potential

The Challenges of Gifted Children: Empowering Parents to Maximize Their Child's Potential

Educating and raising gifted children presents highly specific challenges. This book explains how parents can learn to optimize their child's potential and work with schools, spouses, friends, and specialists to create a nurturing and stable life. • Details how to find a school that satisfies a child's particular needs • Presents the ideas, thoughts, and feelings of parents in words that other parents with gifted children can identify with and understand • Provides information on the over-excitabilities and intensities of gifted children presented in a practical, straightforward way that helps the reader apply these concepts in actual strategies in their everyday lives • Identifies specific problems of parents with gifted children and outlines effective solutions to these challenges

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children

What Do We Know?

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? offers an examination of the essential topics teachers, parents, and researchers need to know about the social and emotional development of gifted children. Instigated by a task force convened by the National Association for Gifted Children and written by leading scholars in the field of gifted education, the book includes chapters on peer pressure and social acceptance, resilience, delinquency, and underachievement. The book also summarizes several decades worth of research on special populations, including minority, learning-disabled, and gay and lesbian gifted students. Concise, comprehensive, meticulously researched, and wide-ranging in its coverage, The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? is essential reading for those who wish to enable gifted students to develop their strengths and encourage them to make the contributions of which they are capable.

A Love for Learning

Motivation and the Gifted Child

A Love for Learning

Learn techniques and strategies for keeping gifted children motivated.

Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education

Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education

For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Readerseries brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Teaching Strategies in Gifted Educationoffers practical advice about teaching gifted kids. This book offers specific teaching strategies such as divergent-thinking instruction and independent study. The book also covers differentiated curriculum, classroom management, dealing with underachievement, and professional development and total school improvement. In implementing a differentiated curriculum, the authors recommend a variety of grouping arrangements and school or classroom management strategies. Strategies including counseling, the Trifocal Model, an integrated systems approach, behavioral contracts, and motivating activities are suggested for gifted students. Implementation of a quality differentiated curriculum depends on quality teachers.