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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72 reviews for Perfectionism in the Gifted

  1. Melissa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    The training has strategies to help our GT students be successful.

  2. Claire – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This course was informative. Reflecting back on my years in the classroom, I can pinpoint students who displayed these characteristics.

  3. Arlene – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    Overall it was a great experience.

  4. Michelle – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

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

  5. Cynthia – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informative.

  6. Lisa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

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

  7. Yvonne – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Well organized and easy to follow.

  8. Sarah – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent Information

  9. Martha – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    I liked how the training provided Classroom Types

  10. MICHELLE – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Good information, but presenter spoke too fast.

  11. Benjamin – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  12. Charles – CINCINNATI CITY (verified owner)

    Very enlightening.

  13. SYLVIA – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This was very insightful.

  14. SANDRA – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    It’s good to tap into the perspective of the perfectionist mind of a student.

  15. Katelyn – CINCINNATI CITY (verified owner)

    This course was good. There was a question on the quiz about Academic Achievers. The correct answer was using mistakes as learning experiences. However, there was another answer that mentioned praising efforts. Both are listed on the Type 1 Academic Achiever slide, but choosing the answer that had both of them mentioned was incorrect. That was confusing.

  16. Tonia – Centerburg Local (verified owner)

    I liked the presenter’s style in this course. It also hit home-she is discussing kids in my classroom.

  17. James – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    interviewers ask questions to learn more about you and to find out things other than what may be on your application or resume. Interviewers may ask about your course selection to learn more about your personality, interests and goals. This question may help them gauge your interest in or passion for a particular subject or field.

  18. Gretchen – WESTERN BROWN LOCAL (verified owner)

    You had a lot to cover and was hard to really let them all sink in

  19. Becky – Centerburg Local (verified owner)

    This course describes many students, not just those that are identified as “gifted”. The strategies suggested were very helpful!

  20. Karen – Centerburg Local (verified owner)

    This gave useful information on the personality traits and classroom types of perfectionists, as well has tips for helping these kids.

  21. Rosalinda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  22. Sheryl – FAYETTEVILLE-PERRY LOCAL (verified owner)

    This was interesting.

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