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ERIC Number: ED510186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 262
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-9107-0780-4ISBN-978-0-9107-0780-0
A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child
Whitney, Carol Strip; Hirsch, Gretchen
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Gifted children are susceptible to many de-motivating factors, which can lead to depression and academic underachievement. The authors present concepts and techniques to counteract those factors, allowing a child's motivation to skyrocket. Features the Four C's of Motivation: (1) Creating Challenge; (2) Creating Control; (3) Creating Commitment; and (4) Creating Compassion. This new book includes additional resources, books and websites for parents and teachers, and a foreword by Dr. Joanne Rand Whitmore Schwartz, former dean of the College of Education, Kent State University, and author of the classic book, "Giftedness, Conflict and Underachievement." Following a foreword and a preface, this book contains the following chapters: (1) The Turn-Off Effect; (2) A 360 Motivation; (3) Physical Reasons for Loss of Motivation; (4) Emotional Reasons for Loss of Motivation; (5) Social Reasons for Loss of Motivation; (6) School Reasons for Loss of Motivation; (7) The Four C's in Action; (8) Creating Challenge; (9) Creating Control; (10) Creating Commitment; (11) Creating Compassion; (12) The Classroom that Works; (13) Motivating Every Student--Who's in the Classroom?; (14) Questions and Answers; and (15) Parent to Parent: A Story of Hope. Endnotes, Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers, References, Index, and About the Authors are also included.
Great Potential Press, Inc. P.O. Box 5057, Scottsdale, AZ 85261. Tel: 877-954-4200; Tel: 602-954-4200; Fax: 602-954-0185; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A