Podcasts about Giftedness
by Nicole LaChance, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
I am a big fan of the podcast renaissance that’s been happening the past few years. While I’m driving, walking or cooking, I can learn about new topics, catch up on the news of the week or listen as a team investigates a mysterious crime. We at IEA have already covered some of the best podcasts for gifted learners, so today I wanted to turn the focus toward podcasts about gifted learners. These are great resources for parents and educators supporting bright young minds.
Family Confidential: Guiding Gifted Kids
James T. Webb, Ph.D. is a guest on this episode of this parenting video podcast hosted by Annie Fox, M.Ed. This episode focuses on the special needs of gifted kids and how their parents can help them understand and use their gifts well.
Prufrock Press produces a podcast for parents and educators of gifted children on topics such as learning options, differentiating instruction, and ability grouping.
The Mind Matters Podcast features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with an emphasis on gifted/talented and 2e (twice-exceptional) children and adults. Mind Matters explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people.
As a grown up gifted kid herself, Dr. Aimee Yermish definitely “gets it.” She coupled her lifetime of personal experience with a doctorate in psychology to build a highly successful practice working primarily with gifted and twice exceptional individuals. Drawing on her analytical background as a scientist and practical background as a teacher, she focuses on building self-understanding, self-regulation, and range of choice in life.
Presented by the National Association for Gifted Children, this podcast shares brief glimpses into what is happening in the worlds of research, policy and best practices, with the goal of helping those who support gifted children.
Heather and Jon of The Fringy Bit chat about all things “fringy.” Whether you or your child is gifted, on the autism spectrum, has sensory processing disorder, or other higher needs, the pair is there to provide comradery.
The popular blog in podcast form! Listen to find suggestions for encouraging your kids to be lifelong learners and helping your child see the world with fascination.
In this episode of Slate’s Schooled podcast, Sandy Darity, a researcher on giftedness at Duke, and Jeff Danielian, a Rhode Island teacher and giftedness advocate, discuss what giftedness means and how to best equitably identify bright young minds.
If you have a resource you’d like to share, please include it in the comments down below for other readers to consider! For additional resources appropriate for the gifted learner from preschool through high school, visit IEA’s online Gifted Resource Center.