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.
Heather Clark has packed a wealth of experience into her 12 years as a professional educator, serving a variety of roles as a teacher and also as a leader through curricular administration. With a masters in STEM education, Heather has worked with and championed for gifted students from the very beginning. She now serves as a Gifted Coordinator for the Licking County Educational Service Center, splitting her time and expertise between two Central Ohio districts. Heather’s experience with urban, suburban, and rural populations make for a well tested knowledge base and a sensitive application of the best educational practices, ones that are both student centered and practical. She lives in Blacklick, Ohio with her supportive husband and two young sons that constantly keep her moving.