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Thursday, October 17 • TBA
Perfectionism in High Achieving Learners 

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One of the characteristics of highly intelligent students is the strong desire to master. While this can be a positive quality, it can result in a limiting perfectionism when coupled with unrealistic expectations. Additionally, students lack the tools needed to help them persevere when they face struggle. As educators at Nueva, we have seen the rise of perfectionism in our students in recent years. What can we as educators do to foster a healthy approach to growth and mastery? Join us as we look more closely at perfectionism in our younger students and share the ways in which we can support them in developing a balanced approach to learning.

Leave this workshop with ideas that will empower your students!

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Emily Mitchell

1st Grade Lead Teacher and Design Thinking Coach, The Nueva School
Emily Mitchell is a first-grade teacher at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California. Teaching had always been one of her passions, and it wasn't until she spent time in the corporate world that the pull to education became even stronger. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette... Read More →
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Laraine Ray

Kindergarten Teacher, The Nueva School
Laraine Ray has been an early childhood educator for 40 years; the last fifteen as a kindergarten teacher at The Nueva School.  She specializes in developing intellectually stimulating curricula that stems from student interest. Using the children’s questions as a starting point... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 TBA
Nueva Hillsborough Campus 6565 Skyline Boulevard, Hillsborough, CA 94010
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