Looking for a keynote they’ll be talking about until the next conference?
Lisa has keynoted major conferences, including state conferences in Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to rave reviews. She promises your attendees will be stopping you in the hall to tell you how amazing it was.
Descriptions of keynotes are included below. All sessions are appropriate for a wide audience.
Letters to the Young Gifted
What do gifted adults wish they could share with the rising gifted generation? If they could go back and do it all over again, what traits and paradigms would they wish they had?
Explore the seven pillars that create or support healthy social, emotional and cognitive development in the gifted.
Find out what a library in Baghdad and Olympic athletes can teach our gifted children. Learn what it means to turn your own tide, the role of honor, and the importance of gathering a team (no matter how unlikely).
Discover the underrated power of waiting, and the correct approach to the gifted/typical code switch.
Empower yourself and your students as we travel there and back again.
The Five-Headed Dragon: Threats to Giftedness
Gifted youth face many threats to their well-being, both cognitive and emotional, that prevent them from achieve their dreams. We will face five of these threats head on: Stereotype Threat, Imposter Syndrome, Bullying, Underachievement, and Perfectionism.
These threats distort gifted youths’ view of themselves, create hesitancy where boldness is needed, turn victors into victims, deny gifts, and prevent academic risk-taking.
Giving educators and parents the tools they need to ward off the five-headed dragon will allow gifted learners to soar to new heights of personal and academic fulfillment.
Longing for the Immensity of the Sea: Finding Inner Motivation
Set sail on a motivation adventure! Social psychologists and neuroscientists are busily unlocking the secrets to success, and they’re ready to let you in on the secret.
In addition to raw intelligence, we all need to acquire an array of other challenging yet attainable traits in order to fulfill our goals.
Explore what you need to know to prevent yourself and those you serve from languishing in the shallow end of the achievement pool.
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