(1028 customer reviews)

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

If you’ve ever been baffled by gifted behavior, wait until you explore your students’ brains! Learn the dynamic forces behind their needs and quirks.

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Don’t fall into the trap of relying on outdated stereotypes about gifted students. Join Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., an expert on the social, emotional, and academic needs of G/T students, for a refreshing, fascinating perspective on their unique challenges and traits.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:

  • A breakdown of G/T terminology 
  • The neuroscience behind giftedness
  • Why some groups of students are more likely to be identified G/T than others
  • How to meet your gifted students’ needs and your classroom goals

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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1028 reviews for Nature and Needs of the Gifted (6-Hour)

  1. Maria – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    Very applicable information.

  2. Elise – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  3. Ricardo – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)


  4. Sabrina – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    I liked learning about the nature of gifted students and being provided with websites to implement in the classroom.

  5. Luz Nallely Mandujano – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    effective information

  6. Maya – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great course, very helpful!

  7. Susan – HUNTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful in teaching gifted, regular ed, and special ed students.

  8. Teresa – HUNTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I learned a lot of new and interesting information and new strategies to help me with my teaching.

  9. Yolanda – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    very informative and helped me understand why my students do what they do

  10. Veronica – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great eye opening lecture about perfectionism

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