(7 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

When is a hyper child not just a hyper child? If this hyper student happens to be gifted, there may be much more to their raucous behavior than a lack of self control. Learn how the unique wiring of a G/T brain enables them to soar, and requires special guidance from you.

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Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

When a gifted human brain begins firing on all cylinders from a very young age, the social and emotional needs of that child will be different from those of other students. When you understand how G/T students are different, you will begin to develop their strengths, and not just manage their gifted behaviors.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:

  • The relationship between the intellectual and emotional traits of G/T individuals
  • How to use bibliotherapy and cinema therapy in your classroom
  • How to understand and navigate intensities and overexcitabilities

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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7 reviews for Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted (6-Hour)

  1. Luz Eugenia – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    I was worth it 100 %

  2. Gabriela – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Loved this course! Especially the movie clips used to better understand the message.

  3. Rhiannon – GALVESTON ISD (verified owner)

    What an awesome course! I loved all the examples and movie moments.

  4. Micaela – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and how gifted students social emotional needs are so unique.

  5. Leslie – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Lisa’s PD was engaging and applicable to my teaching.

  6. VERONICA G – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    It was a great course it really opened my eyes of the beauty of teaching gifted and talented students.


    I feel honored that I took this course and got a chance to learn so much which I will apply into my lessons, it was extremely motivating experience indeed ! Bravo for Lisa

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