Don’t Say Use Your Indoor Voice

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Don’t Say Use Your Indoor Voice


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.

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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

Ms. 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 bachelors 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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