SENGinar: So Many Options! Guiding the Multipotentialite through a Fulfilling and Balanced Life
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About The Event
“You’re good at so many things…must be nice!” While such a remark is meant to be a compliment - this phrase, and the multitude of talents behind it - can be paralyzing to gifted individuals. As children, multiple talents often lead to overscheduling of activities and lack of downtime. Well-meaning coaches, directors, and teachers only add to the potential difficulty as they encourage students to devote more time to “their” activity, and often discourage students from quitting due to their previous success. As gifted multipotentialites begin their career search, they are often overwhelmed with the options, and grieve over the roads not taken.
In this session, we will explore ways to help children (and adults) lead a balanced life – one without every moment scheduled. We will also discuss tools that older students can use to help guide their college and career search. Sometimes, the best option isn’t a choice but a synthesis of an individual’s passions. It is all too common to hear “if only I had…” – join us this evening to rejoice in the paths taken and open doors ahead.
About the Presenter:
Carol Raymond, MEd currently serves as the Director of Assessment and College Advising at EA Young Academy in North Richland Hills, TX. A fierce advocate for appropriate educational opportunities for profoundly gifted and twice exceptional individuals, she also provides psychoeducational assessment, consulting, and advising through Beyond Potentiality, LLC, which was founded to meet the unique needs of this eclectic population. Ultimately, she strives to meet students’ social and emotional needs through supportive academic environments.