(7 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.1, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.3, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.4 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Don’t be one of those people who has to learn everything the hard way! Sometimes you can learn from other people’s mistakes — and from their hard-earned wisdom. In “Essentials for Teaching — How to Be a Valuable Member of Your Team, School, and Community,” Lisa Van Gemert shares both her mistakes and her wisdom with you. With lots of practical ideas and easy-to-implement strategies, this course will have you well on your way to becoming a better contributor, right where you are. 

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Feeling a little bit disconnected? Or just need some ideas for how to be strategic about your investment in your current teaching situation? “Essentials for Teaching — How to Be a Valuable Member of Your Team, School, and Community” is a highly practical discussion about how you can get more involved without burning out.
In this course, Lisa Van Gemert outlines some very practical ways that you can be a more valuable member of your team, your school, and your community. She also helps you be aware of some of the pitfalls and things we often do that make us feel disconnected. 

Some of the strategies you will learn include:
  • Contributing and showing respect
  • Using a strategy called FISH! for schools
  • Connecting with your school and community

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 Essentials for Teaching – How to Be a Valuable Member of Your Team, School, and Community

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

    It’s a good reminder as to why educators need to be known by the community that they serve.

  2. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)


  3. Rosalind – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    This course is very informative.

  4. carolyn – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Informative for the new school year

  5. Rhonda – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  6. Linda – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


  7. Morgan – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


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