This is a podcast about raising kids who love learning. Listen to how others help inspire kids to view their world with play, passion and fascination.
Veteran gifted education teacher and Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS) Jeffrey Shoemaker, shares resources, curriculum, advocacy groups, articles about using technology in the classroom, and more.
This user-friendly text offers a comprehensive overview at the interface between bilingual/multicultural/ESL education and gifted education. Written by Jaime A. Castellano and Eva Diaz, nationally recognized and award-winning leaders in both gifted and bilingual education, this book bridges research and practice and has far-reaching implications for educators at all levels.
This guide for teachers by Sandra Manning describes certain behaviors and characteristics that can help educators identify and understand exceptional students. She goes beyond academic success to list sensitivities and emotional tendencies that are more likely to be present in gifted students.
Removing the Mask defines the difference between treating students equally and treating them equitably in gifted and talented programs. This book challenges readers to reflect on the integrity of identification processes. In reality, most identification procedures have educators identifying opportunity rather than giftedness. Instead of focusing on deficits, Removing the Mask gives attention to uncovering the assets of students living in poverty.
This non-profit organization provides ongoing educational and transformational resources primarily for gifted and talented adults. The publications, classes, and private counseling services offered are designed to help individuals seeking to understand their inner process and maximize their contribution throughout the lifetime.
SAGE Center for Gifted is a families’ first step in securing needed guidance and direction for the decisions they need to make regarding the assessment, educational, and clinical support of their children when traditional processes are not their path. They offer consultation, assessment of giftedness and learning needs, educational services, psychotheraphy and occupational therpay, school placement guidance, and more. They are located throughout Colorado and Southern California.
Self Advocacy for Gifted Teens is a blog that is a resource for students, parents, and educators to help improve the lives of bright and talented children.
SharpBrains focuses on researching and improving brain health in a way that is accessible to everyone. Their site includes brain teasers, articles about brain plasticity and fitness, and other informative resources. They also offer a yearly virtual summit and a “Sharp Tank” Brainnovations Pitch Contest for innovative startups.
Short and Curly is a podcast about ethics. The two Australian hosts ask questions like: “Should grown-ups lie to you?” or “When should you stop being friends with someone?” SHORT & CURLY is especially designed to be listened to alone or as a family, with questions to think about and time to discuss it together.
This article by Jonathan Wai, Ann Lukowski Shoplik, and Susan Assouline discusses when, if ever, gifted children should be allowed to skip grades. The authors unpack the research around this issue as well as practical issues to consider to help parents make the decision.
In this book, Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare address those who watch their bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills.” This book teaches easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines.
This book contains an annotated bibliography of more than 300 books recommended for gifted students, as well as some good advice about the importance of reading and how to encourage it in children and adolescents. Well-selected books can help gifted children learn new social and emotional skills, while at the same time fostering intellectual and creative development.
Larry Martin has been helping parents across the country navigate the school system, negotiating IEP & 504 Plan intervention, and consulting in complex casework, including Gifted Education, since 1998. An “insiders perspective” as an experienced educator, behavior specialist, administrator, program coordinator, and teacher, through in-depth experience, serves as the foundation for this practice. The services provided are founded upon understanding and a collaborative framework rather than conflict and adversarial relations.
Authored by Jaime A. Castellano Ed.D. and Andrea Dawn Frazier Ph.D., this book brings together the leading experts in the field, who combine both knowledge of and leadership experience with gifted students from diverse backgrounds. This edited book helps to raise the awareness level and knowledge base of all educators, particularly teachers of the gifted, who work with a kaleidoscope of special populations in gifted education.
Chapters in this volume focus on topics such as gifted education in rural environments, highly gifted learners, twice-exceptional children, gifted females, gifted and talented students on the autism spectrum, English language learners, underachievement, and students from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The Stanford Online High School (OHS) is an accredited, diploma-granting independent school serving students in grades 7 – 12. The OHS brings together academically talented and motivated students from around the world into a vibrant intellectual community with teachers who are passionate about their disciplines, accomplished in their fields, and above all, dedicated to teaching. Students can customize their school experience with a variety of enrollment options: full-time, part-time, or single-course. OHS offers online instruction which includes live, synchronous seminars on a college-style class schedule, encouraging independence, discipline, and strong time-management skills. Learn more by visiting their website.
Take on Talents, a Netherlands-based organization, is focused on gifted children and their parents/educators. They help answer commonly asked questions, provide an e-course for parents and several types of resources about the seven challenges most commonly found among gifted children.
Emily Murman speaks about the stigma attached to giftedness, the stereotypes she has faced, and the challenges she has overcome to become a college freshman at fifteen years old.
This site, run by teacher and advocate for the gifted and talented, Angie French, provides information and resources for the gifted community. She offers helpful pages of links for parents, students, and teachers in addition to running a Twitter account to share information for the gifted.
This site gathers recent articles from around the web related to gifted learners and educational technology. It is moderated by Audrey Peacock, a gifted specialist and former President of the Alabama Association for Gifted Children (AAGC).
This presentation by Carolyn Kottmeyer of Hoagie’s Gifted goes through different tests used to identify giftedness, how to interpret scores, levels of giftedness, how to test students with learning disabilities, and recommended resources.
The Common Mom is a blog started by the mother of a gifted child. She discusses her journey of raising a gifted child, as well as other topics in the field of gifted education. She hopes to create a space for networking and sharing resources within the gifted community.
The Deep End is a blog written by Stephanie Tolan, which she hopes will help create a space to discuss the needs and challenges of being a gifted child. Tolan has been in the field of gifted education for 30 years, focusing specifically on highly to profoundly gifted children. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences and co-authored the book “Guiding the Gifted Child.” Her experience and passion for gifted education motivates her to share her insights with parents and educators through her blog.
This article focuses on kids need to be creative, and understanding how creativity works by understanding the difference between convergent and divergent thinking, and how to address the lack of divergent thinking in education.
The Fissure is created by NuMinds Enrichment, a revolutionary educational enrichment company based out of Dallas, Texas. This blog is an outlet for real, inspired writing on education and the evolution of learning in the 21st century. There are several articles focused on gifted education.