Letters to the Young Gifted


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Nature & Needs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Part advice, part storytelling, this course offers inspiration for your own journey as well as wisdom to inspire your gifted students to focus on their vision for the future. In “Letters to the Young Gifted,” Lisa Van Gemert, M. Ed.T., shares a message that we can pass along to the next generation of lifelong learners that is both timeless and completely relevant. 

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Presented through five pillars of wisdom,  using both modern and ancient stories and quotations, the 1-hour course will inspire and refresh your educational journey. Lisa Van Gemert, M. Ed.T., uses her expertise in gifted education to address pitfalls that often affect gifted students. With stories drawn from history, sports, literature, and popular culture, Ms. Van Gemert’s pillars of wisdom are like letters passed from a mentor to a beloved student. Full of wit and inspiration, you will complete this course with a plethora of items to pass along to your gifted students.

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84 reviews for Letters to the Young Gifted

  1. Melanie – BOLING ISD (verified owner)


  2. Selena – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  3. Candace – BOLING ISD (verified owner)


  4. Melissa – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    It is ok.

  5. Perla – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great information.

  6. Carmen – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    So well done and inspirational! I wish teachers actually taught like this. Really keeps people engaged by the subject matter, natural and passionate delivery, and great visuals!

  7. Marylyn – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent ideas for reflection

  8. Jennifer – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Great presentation.

  9. Maricruz – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    Lot of interesting facts and quotes

  10. Donna Kay – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Very captivating presentation

  11. Lauren – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    This was not a particularly helpful course.

  12. Kimberlee – Coshocton City Schools (verified owner)

    This was a great course. I would love to show this video to my gifted students.

  13. Jessica – East Muskingum Local Schools (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  14. Michael – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

    I like the author but did not find this presentation as helpful as others.

  15. Maria – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    I liked the stories

  16. Maritza – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    Started a little strangely, but the presenters storytelling kept me engaged.

  17. Amanda – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting. I enjoyed her speech.

  18. Margarita – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)


  19. Cecilia – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Provided important learning information on House of Wisdom.

  20. Edward – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Wonderful examples of different individuals and topics.

  21. Marilyn – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    I thought this presentation was very interesting with great insight to pass along to students.

  22. Cindy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Completely loved it!

  23. Kelly – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    This training was refreshing because it was full of inspirational stories, quotes, and examples. It helps teachers view GT students in a different light.

  24. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    great course

  25. Robyn – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    I thought this one was very thought-provoking!

  26. Gloria – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    This was interesting how she reflected on GT students. I found it intriguing how she brought in movies, history, war, children’s books and other things to reflect for this session.

  27. Sharon – DUNCANVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I love the pillars and think that they are extremely relevant to gifted learners…really all learners.

  28. Wendy – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)

    very informative

  29. Julie – FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (verified owner)


  30. Melissa – Pilot (verified owner)

    This course was inspiring and helped me think about how to inspire and support my gifted students as well as other students and people in my personal and professional life.

  31. Linda – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great course to better interact with gifted students as well as all students. I was also able to take a lot of what was said by the presenter and apply it to my own life. I feel this course has helped me to be a better educator and person with the strategies discussed.

  32. Susan – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    I teach kindergarten and this was too slow and not very appropriate for what I need in my classroom.

  33. Cynthia – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    I think the Five Pillars are very relevant.

  34. Pablo – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent training, specially this year with all the adjustments we have made because of the pandemic.

  35. Zina – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    I really appreciated this course and the instructor is incredible!

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