Perfectionism in the Gifted


Presenter: Heather Clark, OAGC
Core Area: ODE Teacher Company d; Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, 1.2; Learning Environments 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4; OAGC Characteristics
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Some of our most gifted students struggle to manage and demonstrate their talents because of perfectionism. Licking County Gifted Coordinator Heather Clark lends her passion for gifted education to this informative 1-hour course on the types of perfectionists you may encounter in the classroom, and strategies educators can use to create a classroom environment that fosters success among perfectionist learners. 

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Perfectionism doesn’t affect all of our gifted learners the same way, but it can cause them to struggle in the classroom. Some perfectionists focus on academic achievement, risk evasion, or controlling their images, and all have unique support needs. In this 1-hour course, Licking County Gifted Coordinator Heather Clark will walk you through the different types of perfectionism and strategies you can use to help students cope inside and outside of the classroom. 
This course will help you: 
  • Compare healthy vs. dysfunctional traits associated with perfectionism
  • Form an understanding of different types of perfectionists
  • Gather tips and resources that will be helpful in coping with and supporting perfectionists inside and outside the classroom
  • Apply new learning to classroom case studies in order to solidify knowledge
This course is aligned with:
ODE Teacher Competency d
NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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5 reviews for Perfectionism in the Gifted

  1. Michelle – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    I can closely relate the topic discussed, it gave good insight to strategies.

  2. Cynthia – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informative.

  3. Lisa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This course gave great real-world examples and wonderful, relatable details and characteristics for the different perfectionist types.

  4. Yvonne – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Well organized and easy to follow.

  5. Sarah – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent Information

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