Motivation for Accomplishment
Introduction to Motivation
Starting Your Investigation
Parenting in Support of Achievement
Motivation Planning Tool
The Value of Education
Sources of Motivation
Starting Your Investigation of Motivation Types
Supporting Intrinsic Motivation
Supporting Attainment Motivation
Supporting Utility Motivation
Supporting Extrinsic Motivation
Motivation for Self-determination
Motivation by Personal Connection
Supporting Students who need a Personal Connection
Motivation by Perfectionistic Fear of Failure
Starting Your Investigation of Social/Emotional Factors
Resources for Nuturing Gifts and Talents
Family Dynamics and Underachievement
Resources for Emotional Challenges
Resources for Introversion
Starting Your Investigation of Other Factors
Personal Cost Decisions
Academic and Learning
Web Resources for Underachievement
Planning Tool for Motivation
Use this tool to help plan for your child's success with a focus on motivation. Use your understanding of motivation to collaborate with your child and teachers to plan effectively and with flexibility.
Source of Motivation
This link will take you to the
if you would like help in determining the sources of motivation for your child.
My child is motivated by
Distractions to Accomplishment
If you are unsure, our pages on
may help you consider what types of concerns are distracting your child.
My child is distracted by
You can go to pages in the
Sources of Motivation
section of our website to find ways to support the way(s) your child is motivated.
I support my child’s motivation by
Concerns Noted in Conversation with My Child
For tips on discussing topics with your child go to our
These are the concerns I have discussed with my child
Goal Setting and Strategies
To continue the process you will need to set goals, create strategies, and monitor progress. You can find a guide to walk you through these steps on our
Self-regulation for Accomplishment
website. You can use the blocks below to summarize what you created after going to the self-regulation website.
My child and I have established the following academic and/or self-regulation goals
My child and I have established that these strategies to accomplish the goals
In collaboration with your child and the teacher(s), determine the best methods for giving feedback on progress effort and accomplishment. You can go to our
Mindset for Accomplishment
website to learn how to praise your child in ways that support accomplishment. For a quick overview of research on how to (and how not to) give feedback to children read the article:
How Not to Talk to Your Kids, The Inverse Power of Praise.
Methods for giving feedback
Collaborating with the teacher(s)
Conversing effectively with teachers can be a critical Follow this link to view our page on
I will stay in communication with teacher(s) through the following process
Gifted Resource Teachers (GRT’s) and the gifted educators at the magnet schools are trained to work with these kinds of issues. We encourage you to collaborate with your child’s GRT, gifted teacher, or counselor when making plans concerning your child’s motivation.
There is no need to submit this form but you have that option if you want to share it. If you do submit the form, you must print this page before submitting or send it to your home email address because no copy is available once it is submitted. Sorry--this is due to the current limitations of the web service.
The Keys to Accomplishment site provides you an opportunity to continue your study of the personal skills that support accomplishment. At the Keys to Accomplishment site you can:
Find a link to our website on how beliefs about learning impact accomplishment
Find a link to our website on how self-regulation impacts accomplishment
Keys to Accomplishment Website
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