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

What do a rice bin, a music CD, and a bag of rocks have in common? They can all be tools to create trust and connection between you and your gifted students! Join trainer Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., and learn how make the most of those unexpected pockets of free time, and build relationships with your students.

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Busy-bags are all the rage with mothers of young children–they’re just a collection of activities that are easy to grab, low-prep, and able to amuse little hands and minds for a few minutes. Lisa Van Gemert’s five-minute opportunity strategies are a “bag of tricks” for educators to pull from, but rather than keep the student occupied, the strategies are meant to help you build a relationship and connection with them in those rare unfilled minutes.

This course will help you:

  • Get strategies to build a connection in a short amount of time
  • Understand the importance of trust for G/T students
  • Use music to create smoother transitions in your class

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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274 reviews for Teaching Like Lucy – Taking Advantage of the Five-Minute Opportunity

  1. Lisha – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    The ideas presented in this workshop are practical and helpful for students of all ages. They can also be used by parents and grandparents!

  2. Tessa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    good course

  3. Thelma – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas.

  4. Daisy – HILLSBORO ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas! Easy to listen to and follow.

  5. Rosemary – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    There are a lot of good ideas that can easily be implemented in the classroom.

  6. Rachel – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    great ideas!

  7. Carole – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    Great course!

  8. Araceli – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas and very energetic

  9. Lee – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Shawn – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    I love info like this that can be a clearing house of ideas.

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