Beyond Boredom – Understanding and Conquering the “B” Word

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Beyond Boredom – Understanding and Conquering the “B” Word


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
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. 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. 

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