Underachievement in Gifted Students

By Lesley K Sword,Director, Gifted & Creative Services Australia Pty Ltd© 2003 Characteristics of underachieving gifted students include: lack of self-confidence fear of failure fear of success              academic skill deficits inability to persevere lack of integration towards goals poor self-concept excessive need for attention avoidance of responsibility thoughts of worthlessness avoidance of competition   …

English Language

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFUSING VERB/NOUN PRONUNCIATION REVIEW Can you read these correctly the first time?  1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm was used to produce produce.3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.  4) We must polish the Polish furniture.  5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.  6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.  7) Since there is no time like …

The True Purpose of Discipline

Excerpts from “Principles for Principals – The Principal of Discipline” by Steve Peha, founder of Teaching that Makes Sense.org Since systems of escalating consequences and even more destructive “zero tolerance” policies define most discipline systems in our schools, how do we create positive change? By changing the definition of discipline. Actually, we don’t have to change it, we just have to …