Don’t Say Use Your Indoor Voice


Presenter: Sarah Wiseman, Frisco ISD
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary|Secondary
Hours: 1

Students who possess a psychomotor over excitability, a verbal and physical intensity common to the gifted, can leave teachers wondering, "What am I going to do with this ball of energy?" These students can cause disruptions, but it is possible to channel their energy in a positive way.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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Use your inside voice. Zip your lips. Keep your seat in the seat. Ssssshhhhhh! As teachers, we are always looking for strategies to help keep our students voices and bodies under control. But many of those strategies wont work for students with a psychomotor overexcitability. in “Don’t Say Use Your Indoor Voice,” Sarah Wisemen offers tips for managing students’ incredible, boundless energy.

In this course, participants will:

  • Develop a better understanding of psychomotor overexcitabilities
  • Help students with psychomotor overexcitabilities harness their intensities by using classroom structures that respects their talents
  • Provide these students with tools to navigate a variety of academic and social situations

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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    483 reviews for Don’t Say Use Your Indoor Voice

    1. Lauren – Private Pay (verified owner)

      I appreciated the Management suggestions.

    2. Katina – River View Local Schools (verified owner)

      Great course!

    3. Elsa – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

      Good information

    4. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


    5. Jacquelyn – Private Pay (verified owner)

      very informative

    6. Romelia – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

      It helps us understand that “disruptive student” really has a gift and wants to feel accepted for who they are.

    7. Cindy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Loved it! Another great training to better understand my students. Please make district require these training’s for teachers and administrators.

    8. alicia – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

      This course was very interesting.

    9. Anita – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

      One of the BEST sessions!

    10. Maribel – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

      I learned about Psychomotor Characteristics.

    11. Myrna – HARMONY SCIENCE ACAD (EL PASO) (verified owner)

      Excellent course!

    12. Joshua – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

      It was great!

    13. Claudia – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

      This opened my eyes to an underlying “gift” my students have that is misdiagnosed as ADHD.
      Now, I have a toolbox of strategies to help those students.

    14. Amanda – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

      Good information if you haven’t heard it. However, most of these ideas are pretty common in dealing with hyperactive students. I don’t feel like I learned any new information.

    15. Leanne – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      Great ideas!

    16. Ryan – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

      Very helpful and eye-opening. Really makes you think about those kids with lots of energy and whether or not they have a disorder such as ADHD or if they are just overexcited.

    17. Anna – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

      This was a great course that introduced overexcitability to me.

    18. Julie – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

      I especially found this course helpful as I saw many characteristics of myself as over excitable instead of ADHD. I can also use several of her techniques with my hyper, energetic students.

    19. Norma – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

      This is an interesting course. There are many good ideas to help students with overexcitability psychomotor characteristics, so all students can learn.

    20. Geanna – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      Very nice

    21. Allison – Private Pay (verified owner)


    22. Ashley – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

      This is a helpful course to explain why some students may behave in certain ways that are different than others.

    23. Melissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Good and very informative

    24. JESSICA – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

      I think this was a great course discussing an issue that every teacher has had in their classroom. It helps to learn new methods to help students with over-excitibilities.

    25. Suzanne – River View Local Schools (verified owner)

      I just wish she had more ideas for lower elementary students and teachers.

    26. Nancy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Great course

    27. Karla – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      Interesting information!

    28. JAMES – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

      Great course

    29. Sharon – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Great ideas on handling students who are overactive

    30. Diana – EVERMAN ISD (verified owner)

      Because the instructor has personal connection with the type of student she is discussing, it gave so much more insight.

    31. Angelica – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


    32. Sara – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

      I think it was very informative and it explains why some students need to be louder than others. It shows us examples of how they are overexcited.

    33. robin – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

      Practical and great info

    34. Marissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Very Informative

    35. ALYCIA – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

      Excellent Course! Great ideas.

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