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Perfect… Wait, That’s Not the Right Word | Sophia Viscarello | TEDxTheMastersSchool

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Perfectionism isn’t innate, it’s taught — right alongside math, English and history. Perfectionist ideals are perpetuated and reinforced by schools’ reward systems, and students are suffering the consequences. Their lives have come to revolve around a single letter, A-F, and the result is that students’ self-esteem has taken a hit. In this TEDx Talk, Sophia Viscarello will tell her story, reflect on educational reward systems, and provide insight into the ways we can take ownership of our parts in the cycle so as to make real, lasting change. Sophia Viscarello has always been interested in learning. Whether classroom learning, learning about a person’s life or even just learning from her own mistakes, she has always considered herself an “information sponge.” Through recent self-reflection, she uncovered the ways in which her struggle with perfectionism has taken the joy out of learning for herself and others. She hopes that by telling her story she can help students, teachers and parents find ways to combat perfectionism in schools and bring joy and confidence back to the students navigating the very system implemented to perpetuate perfectionist tendencies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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