(3 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Learning Environment 3.1
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Teaching shouldn’t feel like an endless game of whack-a-mole where you are constantly reacting to your environment — but the reality is, without good planning and good systems, it definitely can. There are different kinds of planning that require slightly different approaches, but the good news is that once you have systems in place, a good plan actually saves you time and energy.

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Organization, productivity, and planning — we all know that we should be better at these things, but sometimes it feels like more of a chore than just diving in and doing a task. The problem is that not having good long-term, short-term, and daily plans actually can cause you to waste more time and feel more frustrated in the classroom.
In “Essentials for Teaching — Best Practices in Planning,” Lisa Van Gemert uncovers the secrets to effective planning and provides practical advice to help you implement systems that will actually save you time. With many helpful tips and tools that you can use right away, this course covers:
  • Planning tools
  • Yearly planning
  • Unit/topic planning
  • Daily planning

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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3 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Best Practices in Planning

  1. Michelle – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Good introduction on how to chunk/manage all that needs to be covered in a school year.

  2. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful info

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


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