Letters to the Young Gifted

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.

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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