A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child
Gifted children are susceptible to many de-motivating factors, which can lead to depression and academic underachievement. The authors present concepts and techniques to counteract those factors, allowing a child's motivation to skyrocket. Features the Four C's of Motivation: (1) Creating Challenge; (2) Creating Control; (3) Creating Commitment; and (4) Creating Compassion. This new book includes additional resources, books and websites for parents and teachers, and a foreword by Dr. Joanne Rand Whitmore Schwartz, former dean of the College of Education, Kent State University, and author of the classic book, "Giftedness, Conflict and Underachievement." Following a foreword and a preface, this book contains the following chapters: (1) The Turn-Off Effect; (2) a 360 Motivation; (3) Physical Reasons for Loss of Motivation; (4) Emotional Reasons for Loss of Motivation; (5) Social Reasons for Loss of Motivation; (6) School Reasons for Loss of Motivation; (7) The Four C's in Action; (8) Creating Challenge; (9) Creating Control; (10) Creating Commitment; (11) Creating Compassion; (12) The Classroom that Works; (13) Motivating Every Student--Who's in the Classroom?; (14) Questions and Answers; and (15) Parent to Parent: a Story of Hope. Endnotes, Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers, References, Index, and About the Authors are also included.
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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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