Motivating the Gifted but Reluctant Learner

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Motivating the Gifted but Reluctant Learner


Presenter: Dr. Diane Heacox, St. Catherine University, St. Paul
Core Area: Nature & Needs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Sometimes students fall short of expectations. They may get lazy or forgetful. But what about specific students that you know are consistently performing well below their potential? In this course, Diane Heacox, Ed.D., draws on her extensive experience working with this population of students. You will learn how to identify them and how to increase their interest and passion in academics.

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Who exactly is the classic underachiever? Do they have a discipline problem or motivation problem? Diane Heacox, Ed.D. helps you identify students that may be achieving below their potential. You will learn what to look for in low-performing and underperforming students and how to inspire them toward academic success. Dr. Heacox provides specific interventions for different types of students that will help you get them back on track!

In this 1-hour course, you will uncover:

  •     Discipline issues vs. motivation issues
  •     Factors affecting underachievement
  •     Interventions for underperforming gifted students
Dr. Heacox is an award winning author, national and international consultant and professional development trainer focusing on strategies to increase learning success for all students. She is Professor Emerita at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Heacox has taught at both elementary and secondary school levels and has served as a gifted education teacher and administrator, as well as an instructional specialist in public education. Dr. Heacox is also the author of four books. Dr. Heacox serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (MN ASCD) and the Minnesota Department of Education’s Gifted Education Advisory Board. She is the past chair for the Middle Level Network and the Education committee for the National Association for Gifted Children and the current facilitator of the Higher Education Division for international ASCD. Dr. Heacox was recognized by the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented as a Friend of the Gifted. She is also in the University of St. Thomas Educators Hall of Fame for contributions to the field of education.

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