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(169 customer reviews)

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

Underachievement presents differently for every gifted student, making it tricky for teachers to provide them with the best support possible. Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and the Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa in this 1-hour course to explore underachievement’s root causes, break down its definition, and learn how to develop effective classroom interventions for gifted students who are underachieving.  

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Why do some gifted children underachieve? Why does underachievement present differently in different children, and how can teachers help them overcome the underachievement hurdle? Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa to explore underachievement’s definition, root causes, and classroom interventions.

In this 1-hour course you will discover: 

  • How underachievement is defined
  • The causes of underachievement
  • Interventions for underachievement 

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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169 reviews for Student Underachievement – Causes and Solutions

  1. Elizabeth – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I found this course to be very informative and the presenter to be thoughtful, efficient, and respectful of the participant’s time. Everything she included was necessary to the discussion and flowed from issue to suggested interventions. Very well done. I love this presenter!

  2. Elizabeth – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I found this course to be very informative and the presenter to be thoughtful, efficient, and respectful of the participant’s time. Everything she included was necessary to the discussion and flowed from issue to suggested interventions. Very well done. I love this presenter!

  3. Elizabeth – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I found this course to be very informative and the presenter to be thoughtful, efficient, and respectful of the participant’s time. Everything she included was necessary to the discussion and flowed from issue to suggested interventions. Very well done. I love this presenter!

  4. Debbie – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent material!!

  5. Debbie – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent material!!

  6. Debbie – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent material!!

  7. Robyn – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    It made me think about some different aspects of underachievement.

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