Motivating gifted students can present a challenge for any teacher. This book is packed with strategies and helpful tips to help you motivate your gifted learners. The authors offer specific ideas for making sure that the gifted children in your classroom stay engaged and excited about learning.
Although gifted students are not normally considered at risk for academic failure, the seeming lack of motivation of many academically gifted students is a continuing area of concern and frustration for many teachers, parents, and counselors. Del Siegle and D. Betsy McCoach explore crucial issues such as why some students who seem capable of outstanding performance fail to realize their potential and what causes some gifted students to be more motivated than others.
This is one of the books in Prufrock Press’ popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner’s introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.
Del Siegle is an assiociated professor in gifted and talented education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.
D. Betsy McCoach is an assistant professor in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Connecticut.
Motivating gifted students
Del Siegle & D. Betsy McCoach
Prufrock Press, Waco, © 2005