Teaching Like Lucy – Taking Advantage of the Five-Minute Opportunity


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

What do a rice bin, a music CD, and a bag of rocks have in common? They can all be tools to create trust and connection between you and your gifted students! Join trainer Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., and learn how make the most of those unexpected pockets of free time, and build relationships with your students.

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Busy-bags are all the rage with mothers of young children–they’re just a collection of activities that are easy to grab, low-prep, and able to amuse little hands and minds for a few minutes. Lisa Van Gemert’s five-minute opportunity strategies are a “bag of tricks” for educators to pull from, but rather than keep the student occupied, the strategies are meant to help you build a relationship and connection with them in those rare unfilled minutes.

This course will help you:

  • Get strategies to build a connection in a short amount of time
  • Understand the importance of trust for G/T students
  • Use music to create smoother transitions in your class

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292 reviews for Teaching Like Lucy – Taking Advantage of the Five-Minute Opportunity

  1. Allen – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    There are many cool ideas thst tsake up almost no time. These ideas serve to calm and focus students. And Lisa gives ideas on how to find materials.

  2. Florinda – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    It is an excellent training. Many great ideas that I found super helpful.

  3. zoraida – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    All the ideas from Concentration, Sensory and Imagination. So many are also inexpensive, I also liked how she shared where to get some items, or business for donations.

  4. Darcy – River View Local Schools (verified owner)

    This was an extremely useful course with great ideas!

  5. Karyn – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Very useful tools.

  6. Ileana – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Love all the ideas presented!

  7. Zondra – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas for using small moments of time to build relationships and calm the mind.

  8. Marylyn – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent ideas for managing students’ behavior or calming effect.

  9. jami – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I loved all of the ideas!!

  10. Suzanne – River View Local Schools (verified owner)

    Great present and lots of ideas for all grade levels

  11. Sheila – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Not much here for secondary teachers

  12. Christine – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas!

  13. Teresa B. – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas were presented throughout this video.

  14. Elsie – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was great to see different ideas that I can implement in my classroom

  15. Christina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This was an insightful session filled with awesome ideas that can be utilized in the classroom.

  16. Amanda – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas!

  17. michele – WYLIE ISD (verified owner)

    The ideas she shared are very easy to implement.

  18. Stephanie – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    This was the best course I took this year!

  19. Anne – FOUNTAIN 8 (verified owner)

    I thought it contained many unique and creative ideas. Since we did not receive the handouts that are mentioned in the video, I am glad that the instructor shared her website.

  20. sheri – FOUNTAIN 8 (verified owner)

    Great ideas for the classroom

  21. Erin – DAYTON CITY (verified owner)

    Love the quick, “easy”, and relative ideas that have been successful in classrooms.

  22. Debra – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    Very Informative And Helpful!

  23. Katina – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Good ideas presented in a clear, concise video. I hope we can also get the “handout” she kept referring to.

  24. Chelsea – FOUNTAIN 8 (verified owner)

    This course has many ideas and tools that could be used in the classroom to support the students in feeling more calm, focused, and connected.

  25. Deborah – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    There were a lot of good ideas that could be easily added to the classroom.

  26. Carrie – CHARDON LOCAL (verified owner)

    Full of practical ideas!

  27. Lynne – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    This course was excellent! I was please to know that I am already using a few of the ideas that the presented suggested. But, I came away with MANY new ideas today! And, I cannot wait to go to her website and find out where I can get some of the items that she discussed! I really liked her presentation, and I feel like this is one of the better ones that I have listened to this year. Way to go!

  28. Michelle – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Lots of great ideas that are easy to implement!

  29. Ronda – IRONTON CITY (verified owner)

    This course is loaded with effective and easily implemented ideas.

  30. Nytashah – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

    Great strategies

  31. Rachael – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I loved the variety of ideas provided in this course.

  32. Maria – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent activity ideas to reduce stress and increase attention.

  33. vidalina – ALVARADO ISD (verified owner)

    This course was awesome! great ideas presented to help students.

  34. Michael – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

    Some helpful ideas but some less applicable to my secondary classes.

  35. Veronica – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    There were some very creative ideas that will help the students and teachers better deals with stressful and emotional situations.

  36. Karen – NEDERLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas

  37. Monica – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    Excited about trying out these strategies

  38. Ariana – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    This course is very helpful! It allows us to understand our students and build relationships with them.

  39. Nianna – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)

    Loved the strategies shown in this course. Every teacher in all grade levels and every administrator should be required to view this one! It promotes mental, emotional, and physical wellness for all. It also improves student focus.

  40. Rosa – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)

    very informative

  41. Virginia – CLEAR CREEK ISD (verified owner)

    Lots and lots of fabulous ideas to try in the classroom

  42. Ana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course gave me a lot of ideas to help calm my students and allow them to focus.

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