A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child
A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child provides vital information to help educators and parents supply the four C's needed to create and nurture enthusiasm: Four C's Challenge, Commitment, Control, Compassion. Motivation in gifted children often wanes, and there are many de-motivating factors, which can lead to academic underachievement and even depression. The principles and techniques described in this book counteract these factors, and will spark and cultivate excitement for lifelong learning. Chapters include: Physical Reasons for Lack of Motivation, Emotional Reasons for Lack of Motivation, Social Reasons for Lack of Motivation, School Reasons for Lack of Motivation, The Four C's in Action, The Classroom that Works, Motivating Every Student. Book jacket.
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The TurnOff Effect
Whos gifted and why does it matter?
The issues facing schools and teachers
State standards and No Child Left Behind
Whats so bad about elitism?
Intelligences and giftedness
Alternatives to demotivation
Encourage them to excel but not to be perfect
Encourage them to take risks and enjoy rewards
Build their resilience
Provide them with mentors
A 360Degree Look at Motivation
What motivates a gifted student?
Theories of motivation
Factors that impede intrinsic motivation
Motivationbusters in our classrooms
What lack of motivation looks like
Is it underachievement? Or something else?
Lack of learning skills
The gifted students optimal classroom
When Motivation Disappears Looking for Causes
Physical Reasons for Loss of Motivation
Visual and auditory processing disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Why does it matter?
The enigma of identification
Emotional Reasons for Loss of Motivation
The consequences of fear
Social Reasons for Loss of Motivation
School Reasons for Loss of Motivation
The politics of giftedness
The child and the teacher
The Four Cs in Action
Schools teachers and flow
A sound mind in a sound body
Skills for living
Assess and grade fairly
Help children understand how grades relate to life goals
Where are my friends?
Issues with introverts
Dumbing down and fitting in
Dealing with taunting and bullying
Special Issues in Motivation
The Classroom that Works Education for the future
An unexpected need
Thoughts for teachers
She left her signature upon
Motivating Every Student Whos in the Classroom?
The need for teacher diversity
Boys and girls together
Boys and girls not together
Whos in the home school classroom?
Questions and Answers
Parent to Parent A Story of Hope
An easy start
Off to school
A problem emerges
A roller coaster year
Uncertainty and a dip in motivation
An eyeopening conference
About the Authors
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