Fostering students’ internal sense of motivation is critical for their social, emotional, and academic development. Even so, many learners become demotivated when faced with unexpected challenges. Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth Ambassador for Mensa, and explore how helping your students develop internal motivation can assist them in building the skills they need for long-term success.
In this 1-hour course you will explore:
- Motivation theory
- Strategies to help learners increase their internal motivation
- Important skills for increasing internal motivation
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.