Podcasts are a great way to keep up with news in the field, learn about events and opportunities, pick up tips, and hear about successes and challenges that colleagues are experiencing with teaching and working with gifted students. Here are a few podcasts that we at Gifted Assessment Insights have been enjoying. We only included podcasts that are currently updating. Several are specifically about gifted students while others explore creativity, parenting, or other topics relevant to the field of gifted education.
Bonus tip: if your podcast list is out of hand, yes, I’m speaking from experience, in the Apple Podcast app you can organize podcasts into “stations”. I have a Gifted Education station that includes all of the podcasts that we list below. To do this, open Apple’s Podcasts app, select Library, tap edit on the top right, and tap New Station. Name the station and add the podcasts that you’d like to include in the station.
A podcast about parenting and educating K-12 gifted and talented kids from Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).
Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University is dedicated to serving the gifted community and ensuring that gifted students receive the education, encouragement and support they need to learn and grow into confident and accomplished adults whose love for learning grows stronger each year. CTD provides research-based assessment, advanced programs and resources to enhance a child’s schooling.
Have you ever felt like you’re “too much?” Too intense? Too consumed by whatever life has in store, that you cannot ever feel fulfilled? Aurora Remember Holtzman has news: you are not too much. Perhaps you simply haven’t embraced your naturally excitable self? In “Embracing Intensity,” Aurora will take everything you think you know about what it means to be intense and excitable, and show you how intensity is not a weakness but a hidden power. Each week, Aurora will interview a strong, creative, and sensitive woman who embodies what it means to embrace intensity in order to show you how to embrace your life in its fullest. Listen to unlock ways to unleash your inner fire— without getting burned!
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.
Ray FitzGerald takes his years of experience in teaching gifted elementary students and examines what sets these high-achieving children apart from their peers so that, together, we can help your child become legendary in everything he or she does.
Topics discussed include building confidence, creating positive routines and learning the best leadership skills for students.
Want to raise your kids to love learning? To become lifelong learners — children who know that they can find the answers to anything they’re curious about? This podcast is all about learning, exploring passions, cultivating creativity, and encouraging our kids to be fascinated by the world around them. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and join Colleen Kessler to see how others help inspire kids to view their world with play and passion and fascination.
The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.
The Backpack Podcast is devoted the members of the CTD Backpack Community. Backpack is an online community devoted to gifted students and parents of gifted students through the Center for Talent Development.