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Friday, November 2 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Breakout 4D: Addressing the Anxiety of Perfectionism

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Perfectionism shows up in many different forms and creates strengths and challenges within the learning process. If a student struggles with perfectionism they may stifle their own voice or be filled with self-criticism as they engage in the learning process.

In this session, we will discuss why perfectionism is so prevalent among gifted students, learn how to identify perfectionism, and explore specific strategies to build on the strengths for perfection while minimizing the negative impact perfectionism can have.

Participants will be able to:
  • Identify the difference between striving perfection and perfectionism
  • Identify and implement at least 3 signs that a student may be struggling with perfectionism
  • Identify and implement at least 3 interventions to reduce the negative impact perfectionism can have on a students learning. 

NAGC Standards Addressed
Standard 1: Learning and Development

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Heather Boorman

Therapist, The Fringy Bit
Heather Boorman is a homeschooling mom and therapist who specializes in supporting families living with the joys and challenges of atypical developmental needs. Additionally, Heather is the author of The Gifted Kids Workbook (August 2018) and writes & podcasts at The Fringy Bit to... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Tundra EF