Increasing Gifted Student Motivation: In General Education Classroom

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Increasing Gifted Student Motivation: In General Education Classroom

“Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports)." - National Association for Gifted Children

Gifted student motivation is linked to student interests and student goals. Creating mastery goals rather than performance goals for gifted students is more beneficial. Mastery goals allow students to expand on tasks that have already been mastered. Performance goals are those in which student perform when trying to please others.

Motivation in gifted education has become a recent topic in education. Why?

Increasing Gifted Student Motivation: In General Eduation Classrooms

History- The interest in gifted student motivation has increased since the budget cuts of Gifted and Talented Programs across the United States in 2000. -In 2002 NCLB was passed. This placed an emphasis on remediation rather than acceleration and enrichment. -In 2004, A Nation Deceived was published to emphasize the advantages of promoting gifted education.

Ways to Increase Gifted Student Motivation1. Student Interest2. Student Choice3. TARGET Model for the classroom4. Mastery Goal5. Setting Goals6. Challenge7. Curriculum8. Technology

A student does not have to be gifted in all areas of education in order to be considered gifted.




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