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Motivating the Gifted but Reluctant Learner

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presented by Diane Heacox, Ed.D.

Not all gifted learners are productive students. Not all are “A” students. Some perform exceedingly well in a single curriculum area but appear to be average in others. Some gifted students establish a perplexing pattern of doing well or doing nothing. Some are reluctant, even resistant, learners refusing to play the school game.

In this webinar, Dr. Diane Heacox explores well-documented research on underlying causes of low performance and creates distinctions between non-producers, selective producers, and underachievers among the gifted populations. Teachers often struggle to reach students who actively or passively resist engagement in learning. This session identifies behaviors that distinguish students who are having motivational issues. Dr. Heacox considers which behaviors are necessary for success in the classroom and how to remove barriers to learning, giving students more opportunities for autonomy. Viewers will be guided through a process for diagnosing specific performance issues and Dr. Heacox will suggest specific and targeted courses of action.

This recorded webinar will benefit elementary and secondary classroom teachers, gifted education resource teachers, facilitators, coordinators, curriculum instruction assessment leaders, counselors, gifted education cluster teachers, principals, school leaders, and AP, IB, accelerated, or honors course teachers.
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January 19, 2021 / Leah - Denver, CO

This was an informative webinar with lots of ideas on how to identify causes of underachievement and work with students to increase their self-efficacy. I saw a self-regulation webinar with Richard Cash this past year and bought this book. It was sitting around for 5 months and then I picked it up to see what I can do with my students to help motivate them with online learning. This webinar helped with giving some good background and I have several ideas that are different from passion projects. I especially liked the detailed inventory on poetry.


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