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Where’s Waldo?  Finding Your Progress Outliers and Underachievers

This month Waldo (known as Wally in GB) had his 25th birthday.  There are now numerous pictures with one red and white hooped sweatshirt and hat wearing bespectacled Waldo for you to find in the crowd.  1,190 more words


Are Children of Overachieving Parents More Likely to Underachieve?

Let’s step into the shoes of an underachieving child who was born to overachieving parents. It should be nothing too hard, shouldn’t it? Well, the answer is a big fat NO. 391 more words


Experience can be a great thing 

Shore , Church of England school, Sydney

Last week I met with an experienced school leader who runs one of Sydney’s most prestigious private schools. … 117 more words

I've seen a learning environment that lifts underachievement and benefits all students

In my last blog post I described how I had come to the realisation of how I was actually making a positive impact on the learning of the students in my class. 1,164 more words


While I roast in mediocrity, the big names are haunting me,

And I ask myself, “Where is the genius in my misery?”


Considering the Needs of Underachievers and Underrepresented Groups in Gifted Programs

Charles Sutton

Galileo School for Gifted Learning

Level 7 Learning

Reis (n.d.) identified a number of possible reasons that gifted students may underachieve. Her final—and perhaps most salient—point is that “…there are some students who may underachieve as a direct result of inappropriate and unmotivating curriculum, and before we try to ‘fix’ them, or punish them for their behavior, perhaps we need to advocated drastic curriculum changes for them” (p. 1,407 more words