Beyond Boredom – Understanding and Conquering the “B” Word

$ 20.00

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

“I’m bored!!!” This is a dreaded phrase for parents and teachers alike. But there is more to it than you might realize. Boredom itself is an extremely interesting topic to study, and understanding it better will help you engage students in meaningful ways and overcome the mental block that boredom can cause. In this 1-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., explains the research on boredom and how to conquer it in the classroom.  

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There is nothing worse than a boring class or game, but is there really such a thing? Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., begins this course with the very interesting statement that no activity or subject is inherently boring. In this course, you will discover that boredom is not boring at all! And by understanding it better, you can help your students overcome boredom in order to engage fully in task or a topic.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • The definition of boredom
  • Causes and contributing factors of boredom
  • Methods and strategies for overcoming and preventing boredom
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 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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