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Procrastination and Productivity: Supporting Gifted Learners

7:00pm, 16 November 2016

Procrastination & Productivity: Supporting Gifted Learners

The Canterbury Explorers (the local branch of the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children) invite you to hear Dr Joanne Foster speaking on procrastination and productivity in gifted children. Dr Foster is based at the University of Toronto and is the of author of Being Smart about Gifted Education, Beyond Intelligence and Not Now, Maybe Later.

Why do some highly capable children and teens procrastinate?  What can parents and teachers do about it?  Lots of people struggle with productivity and procrastination. In this session we discuss the positive, perplexing, and problematic aspects of task aversion, and focus on how procrastination intersects with high-level capability. We consider how to help kids (and adults!) prevent, manage, and eliminate procrastination tendencies. Dr. Foster provides practical strategies for encouraging productivity at home and school. The award-winning author guides an informative discussion, and also responds to participants’ questions.  She will also answer questions on intelligence-building, creativity, self-confidence and motivation.

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016
Time: 7.00-9.00pm
Location: The Medbury Centre, Medbury School
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members (cash on the day)
Bookings are essential. Please use this form.

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Canterbury Explorers
The Canterbury Explorers provides support for gifted and talented children and their families through our club days and parent evenings.  Children have the opportunities to develop friendships with like-minded peers and try out interesting activities at our themed club days.  Parents also enjoy the friendship and support of other parents in the group.

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