Perfectionism in the Gifted Child – Extended Learning Session


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Nature & Needs; Instructional Planning and Delivery 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2B, 2C; Learning Environment 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Are you interested in understanding perfectionism, particularly in gifted children? In this one-hour course, expert Lisa Van Gemert delves into the intricacies of perfectionism and provides practical advice for managing this common trait. She merges neuropsychology, pedagogy, and personal experience to offer a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

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Do you wonder about the impact of perfectionism on a gifted child’s psyche? In Lisa Van Gemert’s one-hour course, "Perfectionism in the Gifted Child – Extended Learning Session" (recorded as a live zoom session), you’ll explore this complex topic from multiple perspectives. Drawing on her expertise in neuropsychology and pedagogy, Lisa provides a multifaceted understanding of perfectionism, its implications, and how to best navigate it for the benefit of gifted children.

Lisa’s approachable style combines deep knowledge with real-life applications, offering participants actionable insights to use in their interactions with gifted children. Not only will you understand the underpinnings of perfectionism, but you’ll also learn effective strategies for managing it.

While this course is beneficial on its own, it is intended as a follow-up session to Perfectionism in the Gifted Child, which is available in our course library.

In this one-hour course, you will learn:

  • How to recognize the signs of perfectionism in gifted children
  • Strategies to manage the impacts of perfectionism
  • Techniques to channel perfectionist tendencies into productive behaviors
  • Ways to analyze and adjust goals for a more balanced journey
  • How to understand and positively guide procrastination tendencies in gifted children

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    19 reviews for Perfectionism in the Gifted Child – Extended Learning Session

    1. Melissa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

      It was insightful.

    2. David – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)


    3. Demetrius – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      Good course but needs a better flow of information delivery.

    4. Jorge – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      very useful information

    5. Marie – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

      The content was helpful and suggestions worth applying.

    6. Mayte – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      This was more relatable to our everyday lives

    7. Mark – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      Interesting course on Perfectionism

    8. Silvia – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      I got confused:(

    9. Betty – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

      I understand that the 1-5 scale strategy was the main part of this course, but it took way too long. I felt like this could have been explained in a shorter amount of time.

    10. Norma – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      Great course

    11. Erika – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      Good Information

    12. Jessica – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      Lots of great neoformation about students and being perfect.

    13. Lorena – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      Good course

    14. Nicole – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

      I really liked the idea of having a self talk line ready to use when you don’t do as well as you thought you would.

    15. Elizabeth – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

      Very practical information

    16. Melissa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

      I enjoyed this course. There were many good examples and tips.

    17. MICHELLE – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)


    18. Yasmin – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

      This training allowed for a self-evaluation of our own tendencies so we could help our students wort through their own.

    19. Thalia – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)


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