(17 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.1, Learning Environment 3.2, Learning Environment 3.3
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Every classroom has one (or many) — the student whose things are always in a state of disarray. Sometimes it is not the student who’s disorganized — it’s the teacher! We can all use a little help organizing to minimize frustration in the classroom. Solving the problem of disorganization with an organized method is winning the first half of the battle. Using these practical solutions to support disorganized students will lead you and your students to an outright win. 

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No one enjoys the frustration and the wasted time that results from a lack of organization. While all of us can use a little help in this area, there are some students who seem to struggle with it constantly. In “Essentials for Teaching – Supporting Disorganized Students,” Lisa Van Gemert equips you with a full array of strategies to help steer disorganized students (and teachers) back on track.

This course will help you get disorganized students back on track by:
  • Identifying the problem to help target the intervention
  • Providing ideas for temporary supports
  • Using an “exit strategy” at the end of the day
  • Implementing appropriate self support ideas
  • Setting expectations
  • Building a deliberate environment
  • And many more practical strategies with tips on implementation

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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17 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Supporting Disorganized Students

  1. Lori – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Good strategies

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

    It was informative.

  3. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Good info.

  4. THERESA – DELAWARE CITY (verified owner)


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

    Good tips.

  6. Lisa – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

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

    good information

  8. Ashley – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informational.

  9. Evanna – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    As a paraprofessional, I found this course much more relevant than most others because I can implement these things in my job whereas many other courses offer strategies that only the teacher controls.

  10. Annie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    The course had good strategies to help the students.

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