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

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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

  1. Crystal – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    I appreciated the presenter’s tone of voice and range of emotion.

  2. Pam – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I feel I have a more enlightened approach to bored students than before. I am more aware of what might really be going on with a student who says he or she is bored.

  3. Anna – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Not boring at all.

  4. Romelia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was kind of slow but the information was useful

  5. William – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    The way the info was presented did not hold my attention, however, the information itself was good.

  6. Melissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed it.

  7. Marta – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great information

  8. Lori – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    5 stars. Excellent course. Great information from a knowledgeable speaker.

  9. Debbie – HALLETTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    She is always entertaining!

  10. Catherine – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)


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