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Overcoming the Need to Be the Perfect Teacher

By Shannon Anderson, author of Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling “less than” when we see posts of awesome classroom projects on social media and genius hacks teachers come … Continue reading

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Perfectionism and Depression in Gifted Kids

By Myles Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed (Revised & Updated Edition) Childhood depression has multiple causes. Genetics play … Continue reading

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3 Things Gifted Students Wish Their Teachers Knew

By Deb Douglas, author of The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: Teaching the 4 Essential Steps to Success This summer, I had the great joy of working with 40 gifted teens at S.O.A.R. (Summer Opportunity with Advanced Rigor) camp … Continue reading

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Lifting the Burden of Perfectionism in Children

By Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D., author of  What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids If you are reading this blog post, you’re probably well aware that we live in … Continue reading

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The Power of YET: Why Mindset Matters

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. The year was 1972, and I was in the sixth grade. Up until that point, I had seen myself as a straight-A … Continue reading

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