Harnessing High Potential: Supporting the Emotional Needs of Learners

I’m speaking at the Just Learning Conference 2019 on the 16th of February. Here’s the blurb of my talk. If you are interested, please fill in the following survey to help me create a useful discussion and content. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BSPWDF

“Are you frustrated by your students’ untapped potential? Are you curious as to why some students demonstrate great promise but don’t always deliver? The social and emotional needs of high potential learners may manifest as underperformance, fear of failure, perfectionism, emotional intensity, anxiety, and more. 

This workshop draws on research into gifted and talented education while imparting practical strategies, exploring mindsets and mindfulness, and promoting discussion around the needs of our students.

Sometimes described as gifted or talented, “High potential learners are not perfect and don’t exist so that we can focus on the ‘less able’ or ‘lower ability’ groups. High potential students need guidance and support, too.” “We don’t expect Olympic athletes to “get there” on their own. Let’s not expect our Olympic learners to “get there” on their own, either.” This workshop is for any educator who wants to be more aware of these issues, learn to care for students’ social and emotional needs, and dares to share their ideas and experiences in the potential of our students.”

What are our learner’s biggest needs when it comes to social and emotional aspects? 


How can we best deliver support, both as part of the regular curriculum and class teaching, as well as through extra-curricular programs?

 

Can you share any specific anecdotes or stories of what has worked well? Or perhaps something that didn’t work so well?

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