Beyond Boredom – Understanding and Conquering the “B” Word


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

"I’m bored!" This is a dreaded phrase for parents and teachers alike, but there’s more to it than you might realize. Boredom itself is an extremely interesting topic to study, and understanding it better will help you engage students in meaningful ways to help overcome the mental block that boredom can cause. In this 1-hour course Lisa Van Gemert explains the research on boredom and how to conquer it in the classroom.  
After taking this course, check out the Virtual Extended Learning Session with Lisa Van Gemert: Going Deeper with Beyond Boredom.

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There’s nothing worse than a boring class or game, but is there really such a thing? Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., begins this course with the very interesting statement that no activity or subject is inherently boring. In this course, you will discover that boredom is not dull at all! By understanding it better, you can help your students overcome boredom in order to engage fully in a task or a topic. In this 1-hour course, you will learn:
  • The definition of boredom
  • Causes and contributing factors of boredom
  • Methods and strategies for overcoming and preventing boredom

Extend your learning and earn another CPE credit! This course has a recorded Virtual Extended Learning Session where Lisa Van Gemert provides strategies and application tips. Click Here: Going Deeper with Beyond Boredom

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26 reviews for Beyond Boredom – Understanding and Conquering the “B” Word

  1. Alma – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Gives a lot of important information

  2. Sarah – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    I liked learning about the FISH strategy and some of the other facts she gave.

  3. Ray – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Great insight

  4. Toni – ALVARADO ISD (verified owner)

    Great information!

  5. Mark – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

    This training reinforces my own thoughts about boredom and student engagement.


    There were some very interesting points in this course. I just love more strategies to help in the classroom.

  7. Allen – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    This course gives ideas to keep kids from being bored. Some of the ideas are intuitive but others are very novel.

  8. Dionne – Yellow Springs Exempted Village (verified owner)

    Several ideas that help me reframe my thinking about student boredom.

  9. Carina – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    The course did not model how to implement the suggestions with students.

  10. Amy – CRESTVIEW LOCAL – VAN WERT COUNTY (verified owner)

    Halfway through I began to feel a little distracted, but honestly she brought up some good points to think about and at the end — finally some things to think about for delaing with boredom.

  11. Cassie – HALLETTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    It was a great course, however the test itself was very flawed. I would answer the correct answer multiple times for it to tell me it was wrong, then to finally tell I was correct. Very frustrating.

  12. Kristi – WESTERN BROWN LOCAL (verified owner)

    It was somewhat interesting

  13. Christy – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    This was good, but a struggle to get through

  14. Eliasib – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)

    Great course!

  15. Robert – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    This is a very helpful course with lots of good thoughts about boredom and its causes. This course leads to greater motivation to counteract boredom among my students.

  16. Samantha – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)


  17. Tammy – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    I feel the course could have given more examples of keeping the students not bored in the classroom. But it did explain boredom in debt.

  18. Victoria – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    It might be more important than you think try to understand why our students feel so bored now a days. You should really consider taking this course.

  19. Merrill – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Some great points were made in this session.

  20. Tonya – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    good course

  21. Jill – ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    This was interesting. It made me think about engagement in my classroom.

  22. Amanda – DAYTON CITY (verified owner)


  23. David – Bexley City Schools (verified owner)

    Very applicable course for teachers of Gifted and Talented students, but I would also argue that it is beneficial for all teachers and parents in order to find strategies to “manage” boredom, especially when necessary tasks must be completed.

  24. Dale – DAYTON CITY (verified owner)


  25. Jason – ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)


  26. Beatriz – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    good course

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