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Gifted Chatter: Some of our Favorite Gifted Podcast Episodes

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Today we are taking a look at some of our favorite podcast episodes related to gifted education. See a selection below:

TiLT Parenting Podcast – “Terry Roberts, PhD, Discusses His Book “The New Smart” and How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive
Dr. Roberts draws on his decades of teaching in the public school system and his deep personal interest in the ideas of creativity and intelligence, and the ways in which our schools define, recognize and foster talent in all students. Also discussed is what schools of the future will look like, how parents can shift their thinking about success, and the importance of creativity in our rapidly changing world.

The TiLT Parenting Podcast is an online destination aimed at helping parents raising differently-wired kids do so from a place of confidence, connection, and peace. TiLT currently features a weekly podcast and a call to action for parents raising unique kids to take the lead in shifting the current parenting paradigm.

Mind Matters Podcast – “Gifted Boys – Behind the Mask of Masculinity
There are social, academic, and personal obstacles inherent to boys, and when you add other features like giftedness, things can get complicated. How can we help boys understand social expectations, and learn to be themselves, often in spite of those expectations? Dr. Tom Hébert discusses a number items he has learned as an educator, and as a trainer of educators working in gifted education.

The Mind Matters Podcast features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with an emphasis on gifted/talented and 2e children and adults. Mind Matters explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people.

The Psychology Podcast – “Scott Peters on Rethinking Gifted Education
This episode with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman and Dr. Scott Peters covers:

  • Advocates vs. scientists in the field of gifted education
  • Does teacher training in gifted education have any effect on self-reported teaching in the classroom?
  • How the desire for good advocacy in gifted education can bias good science
  • The real need to advocate for kids who aren’t being challenged in the regular classroom
  • The problem with the “gifted” label
  • How to close the “excellence gap” in gifted education
  • Acceleration vs. enrichment
  • What happens when addressing underrepresentation is the main goal of gifted education?

Listen to more episodes on The Psychology Podcast.

The Prufrock Press Blog – “Ability Grouping of Gifted Children
The practice of grouping students by ability has become a controversial topic in many schools. As a result, during the last few years we have seen the dismantling of special gifted classes. We’ve seen teachers move away from the use of ability groups in their classrooms. How are gifted students affected by this change and does it make sense to move away from ability grouping? – “Guiding Gifted Kids: James T. Webb
The late great James T. Webb discussed the classic definition of giftedness in this episode. According to Dr. Webb, relying solely on that definition is like asking “how dark does dark blue have to be before it is navy blue or darker?” He discusses how how parents can best help gifted students understand and use their gifts.

National Association for Gifted Child (NAGC) Podcast – “Parent To Teacher Communication/Parent Advocacy
The episode provides information on how both parents and students can effectively advocate with schools for a more rigorous curriculum.


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