Students are motivated when:
1. They find the task meaningful
2. Believe they have the skills to complete the task
3. Have their efforts supported by those around them.
1. How do you help underachieving gifted students who don't have any parental support at home.
How can I make my lessons more meaningful?
One thing that I can do immediately is to really pay attention to my gifted students and make sure they are staying plugged in. Try to make sure they are challenged and supported throughout the process.