ERIC Number: ED403021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Up from Under-Achievement: How Teachers, Students, and Parents Can Work Together To Promote Student Success.
Not all children can or should be straight-A students, as everyone differs in their abilities and interests, but all children have the potential to learn and to personally succeed in school. This guide describes a step-by-step program for intervening with students who are underachievers and for promoting student success. The guide provides teachers and parents with specific ways to support achievement and provide a positive learning environment, while providing students with specific ways to set goals, manage their work, develop good study habits, and boost their own self-esteem. Following an introduction to the characteristics of underachievement and information on using the guide for both underachievers and those achieving to their potential, the guide approaches its subject from a sports perspective with the following sections: (1) "The Players" (types of underachievers); (2) "The Coaches" (teachers and parents); (3) "The Strategy Sessions" (divided into a student self-assessment, student and parent interviews, teacher conference, and an action plan); (4) "Success Boosters" (learning, developing study habits, managing school work, setting goals, and dealing with personal issues); (5) "The Contract" (between student, teachers, and parents, and including the handling of reluctant players); and (6) "Resources" (forms and student work plans). The text is divided according to the target audience (parents, teachers, or students). (EAJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Children, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Parent Student Relationship, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Study Habits, Study Skills, Teacher Student Relationship, Underachievement
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1991 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A