Author: Todd Stanley
Product Code: 7035
ISBN: 978-1-61821-703-5
Pages: 206
Availability: In stock.


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.

Grades K–12

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by Dawna
on 6/7/2018
from Ohio
Relevant & Useful
Todd Stanley wrote a practical book that provides educators and families with insightful information about gifted and underachieving students. Not only were there reasons for underachievement, but also strategies and solutions to support these unique learners in classrooms. I found that the most powerful piece of information is that there is not a one-size-fits all. Getting to know students and becoming an advocate for them will provide a safe and trusting environment in which they can learn and thrive.
by Suzanne Rauch-Wittman
on 5/2/2018
from Ohio
When Smart Kids Underachieve in School
Todd is a dynamic educator and exciting speaker, and really "gets" these kids.  Thoughtful and practical advice.
by Angela Johnson
on 5/1/2018
from Ohio
When Smart Kids Underachieve in School
This book is an excellent resource for educators who are trying to figure out why gifted students are not achieving to their potential.  It offers practical solutions for how to help these students perform successfully in the classroom.  It helps that this book maintains the reader's interest as it is not dry and clinical in its presentation. 
by Amy
on 4/18/2018
from Ohio
When Smart Kids Underachieve in School: Practical Solutions for Teachers
This book discusses the causes of underachievement in schools today and gives teachers many practical strategies for addressing the underachievement issues. There are suggestions for elementary, middle school and high school underachievers. The author addresses misconceptions about gifted students especially about students’ lack of skills. It is important that gifted students are taught test taking skills, research skills, note taking skills and study skills.
by Denise
on 3/1/2018
from Columbus, Ohio
Great Read!!
This book gives the reader a perspective that is needed on learning.  An easy read for both educators and parents.  Job well done!
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Review by: Andrea Hayden, Education Review - June 6, 2018
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.
 
Review: Midwest Book Review - January 1, 2018
“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.

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