Presenter: Sarah Wiseman, Frisco ISD
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary|Secondary
Hours: 1

Students who possess a psychomotor over excitability, a verbal and physical intensity common to the gifted, can leave teachers wondering, “What am I going to do with this ball of energy?” These students can cause disruptions, but it is possible to channel their energy in a positive way.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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Use your inside voice. Zip your lips. Keep your seat in the seat. Ssssshhhhhh! As teachers, we are always looking for strategies to help keep our students voices and bodies under control. But many of those strategies wont work for students with a psychomotor overexcitability. in “Don’t Say Use Your Indoor Voice,” Sarah Wisemen offers tips for managing students’ incredible, boundless energy.

In this course, participants will:

  • Develop a better understanding of psychomotor overexcitabilities
  • Help students with psychomotor overexcitabilities harness their intensities by using classroom structures that respects their talents
  • Provide these students with tools to navigate a variety of academic and social situations

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

    Presenter Bio

    Sarah Wiseman, M.Ed., teaches G/T Integrated Language Arts in Frisco ISD. She also writes curriculum and presents professional development for G/T and social studies. Ms. Wiseman earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma and her Master of Education degree, specializing in G/T curriculum and instruction, from Southern Methodist University. 

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    437 reviews for Don’t Say Use Your Indoor Voice

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    2. William – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      good info

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    4. Randie – HUTTO ISD (verified owner)

      This was a good course–I really did not know much about psycho-motor overexcitability until I completed this course.

    5. Melinda – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

      It was a great course and has many good pieces of information that can be used in the classroom

    6. Ginger – Allen East Local Schools (verified owner)

      Good tips for the “movers and shakers” in your classroom.

    7. Angela – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

      I liked this training. It was interesting and explained in a great way.

    8. Delfina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Very Informative

    9. Thelma – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      This was a very informative presentation.

    10. Paulina – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      Informs you of the differences between overexcitibility in children as oppose to ADHD.

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