Masterclass with Lisa Van Gemert

Thursday, January 2, 2020 @ 10:00am Pacific Time


Get ready for an information-packed session with the Gifted Guru, Lisa Van Gemert. Lisa is an educator of the gifted, was a gifted student, has raised, and at times homeschooled, three gifted kids. Lisa has a knack for translating the research on gifted kids into language and strategies everyone can use to improve their performance and enjoyment.

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  1. Diane on February 1, 2020 at 9:24 am

    I really have to respond to the comments about electronics. There are several issues with the suggestions, which I love but see as an unattainable ideal at least in the northern suburbs of Chicago where we live. First of all, I wonder if Lisa assumes that all children have siblings? This is a huge issues for the only child having connection with other kids. Further it is huge social pressure for the kids not to have the play time and the social understanding of the games as a means of currency in their social relationships. This is social currency, and they do use it to maintain social connection and to have fun together, to engage, to learn compassion, turn taking and so forth. It is predictable, stimulating and helps their nervous systems in some undeniable ways, and also builds skills. That said, I deplore. Hypermobility makes it harder for my child to be physically engaged throughout his day and sitting is the position of choice. It is working against a weighted norm for him. Further – there isn’t a single other child playing outside or in a park on any given day in this upscale suburb. That is reserved for the much younger children, and there are no gathering places. There is an entire issue of having opportunities, that, yes, were once common to life but now are not – so I really ask the speaker to please be abreast of what the kids are facing. They don’t play physical activities unless they are paying for the service in some venue. That is pretty standard. What happened to play for kids of all ages is a critical research that the actual structure of neighborhoods, and mindsets of families, sometimes beset with work schedules that dong oblige, want a more structured life and environment for their kids and are less willing to deal with what play entails. You can’t take something away, like electronics, unless there is truly something else to replace it with that meets the needs that the electronics meet. And that is really the question here – not whether or not we like electronics and how much it should be used.

  2. VALINDA on January 14, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    She says it “gives brain a break” to be on You Tube, TikTok etc…and she communicates with her “only” friends via SnapChat (She always says she has no friends”

  3. VALINDA on January 14, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    The problem with ‘downtime’ is my daughter is ONLY on her phone….Like 4 hours a day if I allow it….

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