When Smart Kids Underachieve in School: Practical Solutions for Teachers takes a look at the 10 most common reasons why some smart, advanced, and gifted students do not reach their achievement potential. Reasons for underachievement range from social-emotional needs, lack of proper programming, not being challenged, and potential learning disabilities. Each chapter discusses a different cause and three practical strategies that can be used to overcome it. Useful for teachers, counselors, gifted coordinators, and administrators, this book is an easy-to-read, must-have resource for any educator looking to identify, understand, and reverse underachievement.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction The Story of Mike How Can Someone So Smart Underachieve? Profiles of Underachievement Part II: 10 Causes Of Underachievement And Practical Solutions Cause 1: Boredom Cause 2: Social-Emotional Needs Cause 3: Not Having Peers Cause 4: Home Life Cause 5: Twice-Exceptionality Cause 6: Lack of Intrinsic Motivation Cause 7: Lack of Skills Cause 8: Lack of Programming or Trained Teachers Cause 9: Not Being Challenged Cause 10: Being Too Smart for Their Own Good Part III: Conclusion When Gifted Students Reach Their Potential References About the Author
Todd Stanley is author of seven teacher education books including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the 21st-Century Classroom and Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills.
“When Smart Kids Underachieve in School” is an easy-to-read and essential instructional resource for any educator looking to identify, understand, and reverse underachievement. Midwest Book Review, 1/1/18
One of the greatest challenges posed to teachers working with high ability learners is trying to ensure that their needs are met, and that they aren't just getting by or getting A's in school, but that they are truly meeting their potential. This can be a very difficult task, but it is one that Todd Stanley takes on in his book When Smart Kids Underachieve in School: Practical Solutions for Teachers.,Andrea Hayden,Education Review, 6/6/18