Making a Difference: Motivating Gifted Students Who Are Not Achieving

Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy
September 2005
Teaching Exceptional Children;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role played by motivation in contributing to the achievements by twice gifted students. Motivated students appear to exhibits that motivated students find value in their school experience. They enjoy what they are doing or believe what they are doing will produce beneficial outcomes. They believe they have the skills to be successful and they trust their environment and expect they can succeed in it. When students value the task or outcome and have positive perceptions of themselves and their opportunities for success. Gifted students are one group of exceptional learners who are not normally considered at risk for academic failure.


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