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Smart is Not Easy Webinar

  • November 08, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online SENGinar

Smart is Not Easy

What Grit & Growth Mindset

Really Means for the Gifted Child


Presented by Austina De Bonte


When smart kids find that everything comes easy, an essential aspect of self-development gets lost in the bargain: the development of persistence, self-discipline, and tolerance for failure. While these aspects are rarely discussed, Angela Duckworth’s seminal research on “grit” has much to say about gifted students, as does Carol Dweck’s research on “growth mindset.” Many assume that high IQ predicts success, but their research showed that passion and perseverance mattered a whole lot more – and on average, the smartest kids actually had the least grit.


Take a journey in research, separate insights from the hype, see the kids-eye view via the popular “James and Susie” animation, and use this fresh perspective to better guide our gifted kids!


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$30 Members/$40 Non-Members. All registrants will have 30 days access to the recorded SENGinar.


Deadline to Register: 11/08, 3 PM






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