(14 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.1, Learning Environment 3.2, Learning Environment 3.3
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Behavior issues can suck up your time and waste your energy. But just like anything in teaching, having a well-stocked toolbox of strategies for dealing with a variety of issues will help you feel empowered to get your class back on track quickly. This course will help you plan ahead for the inevitable disruptions that can throw your lesson plans into chaos and help you — and your students — stay on task.

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No one likes to have valuable teaching time wasted by misbehavior in the classroom. It can be frustrating for teachers and distracting for other students. Having a plan in place and some tools at your fingertips will avoid wasted instructional time and get you and your students back on track efficiently.

In “Essentials for Teaching – Best Practices for Addressing Behavioral Issues,” Lisa Van Gemert helps you plan ahead for specific trouble spots such as transition times, which is when many issues happen. She also provides a variety of tools, such as practicing good behaviors, modeling, and designing good consequences, to help you focus your efforts on what students really need.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Common misbehaviors that need to be addressed
  • How theory drives your method of invention
  • A variety of intervention strategies that you can use every day
  • 11 helpful tips for getting behavior back on track

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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14 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Best Practices for Addressing Behavioral Issues

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

    It was easy to listen to and comprehend what the speaker was saying.

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

    It was good.

  3. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    I found more ideas to try AND affirmation that I am doing well in what I already do.

  4. Noemi – FT SAM HOUSTON ISD (verified owner)

    Good tips

  5. Lisa – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Informative practices for addressing behavioral issues

  6. LeAnn – GARFIELD RE-2 (verified owner)

    I thought this “mini-Course” was quick and to the point. A good reminder of things we may already know (but have forgotten) or considering things that we don’t do as much as we should —like actually having a heart to heart with a student to find out what is happening for them in class.

  7. ANDREA – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informative

  8. Missie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    nothing new

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


  10. Jennifer – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course. It was very helpful.

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