Parent Education Seminars
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Seminar: Motivation and Underachievement in Gifted Children
Please join us on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 for a seminar given by SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs Gifted Children) Founder, Dr. James Webb on the topic of Motivation and Underachievement. Many gifted children underachieve and have problems with motivation, or task commitment as Renzulli calls it. Motivation - far more than intellectual ability or creativity - can be influenced, shaped, and developed. Dr. Webb initially describes the most common reasons for motivational problems, and then focuses on practical "how to" techniques useful for parents and teachers of all children, but particularly appropriate to gifted children. Transfer of motivation, successive successes, anticipatory praise, and similar techniques are used to develop internalized motivation, appropriate goal setting, and tolerance of frustration. Torrance's "teachers who make a difference" results are shared. Dr. Webb has written over 75 professional publications, fifteen books, three DVDs and many research papers for psychology conventions and conferences regarding gifted and talented children. He has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential psychologists nationally on gifted education.
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