Underachieving gifted students are often disorganized and can quickly become overwhelmed. Sometimes they procrastinate which can result in far too much to handle!

Underachieving gifted students are often disorganized and can quickly become overwhelmed. Sometimes they procrastinate which can result in far too much to handle!

Sometimes gifted students who underachieve do so because of a fear of failure. As teachers of the gifted, we need to encourage our students to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new. Although success may not come quickly, always try to remind students of the learning that occurs as a result of their efforts. Every failed attempt is an opportunity to learn. (Whitney S.)

Sometimes gifted students who underachieve do so because of a fear of failure. As teachers of the gifted, we need to encourage our students to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new. Although success may not come quickly, always try to remind students of the learning that occurs as a result of their efforts. Every failed attempt is an opportunity to learn. (Whitney S.)

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