(482 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
Core Area: Social and Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

There is no such thing as healthy perfectionism. The demands of perfectionism can inevitably leave gifted students feeling discouraged and burned out, and that can lead to procrastination. Learn from Ms. Comallie-Caplan’s personal journey as she discusses methodology for helping students move past perfectionism and procrastination.

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On the surface, perfectionism and procrastination seem like competing qualities. If a student wants things done perfectly, won’t he/she stay on top of deadlines? In reality, perfectionism and procrastination go hand-in-hand to create struggles for many gifted students. 

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • Possible origins of procrastination
  • The cost of perfectionism
  • Perfectionism vs. striving for excellence
  • Interventions for perfectionism
  • Interventions for procrastination
This course is aligned with NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.

Lori Comallie-Caplan is a New Mexico Licensed Master Social Worker and a Licensed Educational Diagnostician with a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling. Additionally, she holds Advanced Certification for Mediation from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Ms. Comallie-Caplan has 30 plus years of experience in the field of counseling, coaching, evaluation, mediation and educational consultation. She is best known for her work with gifted individuals and frequently provides professional development for school districts and mental health professionals in the social emotional needs of the gifted.

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482 reviews for Moving Past Perfectionism and Procrastination

  1. Kelly – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    good description of the perfectionist and procrastinator….sounds like my son

    good tools to try in classroom

  2. Patricia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting to see how much of my son was in this course. I know some of the learned behaviors, (not all good) he got from me and he told me so. I had to change some of these things so that he would feel more confident. He looks to me more than he does his dad so it was important to me that I he saw me changing in a positive way so that he could as well.

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