Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1D, 1E; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2C; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6D 

Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

How do excited learners become demotivated? How can we reignite their love of learning? Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth Ambassador for Mensa, for this 1-hour course and explore the skills students need in order to become self-motivated, the reasons demotivation takes hold, and strategies for helping students increase their internal motivation and reduce demotivation in the long term.  

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Fostering students’ internal sense of motivation is critical for their social, emotional, and academic development. Even so, many learners become demotivated when faced with unexpected challenges. Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth Ambassador for Mensa, and explore how helping your students develop internal motivation can assist them in building the skills they need for long-term success.

In this 1-hour course you will explore: 

  • Motivation theory
  • Strategies to help learners increase their internal motivation
  • Important skills for increasing internal motivation

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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124 reviews for Increasing Internal Motivation

  1. Max – MIAMI EAST LOCAL (verified owner)

    it was ok

  2. Diana – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    Good points made especially the reward aspect.

  3. Maria – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Love the connections to history and students.

  4. Jennifer – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    It was very interesting.

  5. Rosanna – MERCEDES ISD (verified owner)

    I wish that character development that dealt with nurturing and instilling these skills in our students was part of the curriculum. I have a program that I developed and created myself which I continually use with my students to develop these skills. It has really helped my students become self motivated and unafraid to try new things.

  6. Juanita – PLANO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative about the misuse of rewards and how the negative impact on learning.

  7. Erin – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    Very good course

  8. Azucena – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very good.

  9. Richard – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    An eye-opening look at how our education system has failed many students. The material presented is very thought provoking and will make you re-think how you operate your classroom, be a parent, and live your life.

  10. Adrianna – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Very informing and interesting!

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