Gifted Guru is a site for everyone interested in or passionate about gifted kids (and even adults!). You can expect to find practical and useful resources, tips and tricks o’ the trade for parents and educators and homeschooling momecators (mom + educator!) alike.
If you want a monthly email (you know you need more email) with the articles published on the website, as well as a bunch of extra coolness, you can sign up for that. If you’re an educator, I recommend using your personal email account – school district email servers are a little tricky sometimes.
Who is the Gifted Guru?
My real name is Lisa Van Gemert (pronounced “gammert”). I’m an educator by training, and I’m a Giftedland native – I was a gifted student, I’ve raised three gifted kids, and I’ve taught gifted students. The gifted trifecta! I’ve been a teacher, a school administrator, a homeschooling mom, a paralegal, an Army Intelligence Analyst (yep), and a cheerleader. Not in that order.
What do I do?
I translate research into language and strategies everyone can use to improve their performance, efficacy, and enjoyment in what they do. I share best practices with schools and education conferences (and sometimes even businesses), specializing in the gifted. I’m known as the Gifted Guru (because “Van Gemert”), and my most favoritest thing anyone ever called me was “Ambassador of the Gifted.”
I think GT stands for “Good Teaching” and “Good Thinking” as much as “Gifted and Talented.”
I am… a frequent conference keynote speaker, facilitator of educational and business professional development, expert consult to television shows, and author of articles published in magazines and peer-reviewed journals. I’m also the author of the book Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing “Never Good Enough.”
Speaking & Teaching
If you’d like me to speak with your group, visit my speaker page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re an individual teacher, you can get quality, very cool online PD with me and Ian Byrd at Gifted Guild.
If you’re a district or campus person who wants to use prepared materials to deliver quality PD, Ian and I have that, too. Find it at PDTakeout.
Even though my husband is the software developer, I’ve had to learn a lot about it to create this website. If you’ve ever wanted to start your own blog (do it! do it!), I share all of my techy stuff if you’d like to peek behind the scenes.
Can we Connect?
I’d love to connect with you! Every visitor to this site is important to me, and you can shoot me an email at email@example.com.