Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
When a gifted human brain begins firing on all cylinders from a very young age, the social and emotional needs of that child will be different from those of other students. When you understand how G/T students are different, you will begin to develop their strengths, and not just manage their gifted behaviors.
In this 6-hour course, you will learn:
- The relationship between the intellectual and emotional traits of G/T individuals
- How to use bibliotherapy and cinema therapy in your classroom
- How to understand and navigate intensities and overexcitabilities
Ms. Van Gemert is the Youth and Education Ambassador for American Mensa. She provides programming and support for the young members of American Mensa as well as the gifted youth, educators, and parents of the general public. Ms. Van Gemert serves as liaison to the Gifted Youth Committee, the National Association of Gifted Children, and other organizations. She earned a Master’s of Education in Teaching from the University of Texas at Arlington and has previously worked as a teacher and high school administrator.