Motivating Underachievers



Carolyn Coil, Ed.D., Motivating Underachievers
Dr. Coil is an Educational Consultant, based in Georgia
– Three types of underachievers
– Sex differences in underachievement
– Causes of underachievement
– Internal vs. external motivation in achievement
– Underachieving in gifted students
– Models of conceptualizing giftedness
– The importance of measuring motivation with the gifted
– What is meant by twice-exceptional children
– A controversial idea about retesting children labeled as gifted