Motivational Strategies: The Outcome Starts Here: Motivating the Gifted Student: Realistic Challenges
Mann, Janet, American Music Teacher
Teachers attending the session "Motivating Gifted Students" were eager to share their ideas to help all of us work more effectively with this rewarding group of students. Some of the traits of gifted students were described as the ability to learn quickly and do many things at once. They often seem driven to achieve and are self-directed.
What aspects of music motivate our gifted students? Is it hearing beautiful and exciting sounds they create with their own hands? Is it having an outlet to express emotions? Is it feeling the kinesthetic pleasure of finger movements? Is it being able to intellectually analyze a new piece or experiencing the reward of being able to play anything they choose? Gifted students can be motivated by any or all these possibilities. We, as …
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Publication information: Article title: Motivational Strategies: The Outcome Starts Here: Motivating the Gifted Student: Realistic Challenges. Contributors: Mann, Janet - Author. Magazine title: American Music Teacher. Volume: 53. Issue: 2 Publication date: October-November 2003. Page number: 37+. © 2009 Music Teachers National Association, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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