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

Are great teachers born or made? In this 1-hour course Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., answers this question and offers inspiration that will pump you up to become the best teacher you can be. Spoiler alert: you have what it takes!

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Not everyone is a great teacher, but with the right tools and training, anyone can be! What do you need to develop excellence in GT education? Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., has the answer. 

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • The rules of being a good teacher
  • Creative and effective classroom discipline
  • The posture and “strong voice” that maintain classroom order

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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217 reviews for Deliberate Excellence – The Power of Effective Classrooms

  1. Anna – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    What a great video! Loved the strategies that I can implement in my classroom.

  2. Vanessa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

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

    Great ideas and things to think about changing in my classroom.

  4. Tracy – MCKINNEY ISD (verified owner)

    This course was helpful

  5. Lori – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    There were a couple of ideas I could use.

  6. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    She actually give usable ideas for the class room.

  7. Claudia – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Extraordinary course.

  8. Josefina – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent presentation, very eye opening!!

  9. Araceli – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Thank you for this very helpful training. I will use many of your tips.

  10. Cynthia – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

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