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Author: Sonu Aziz

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A Global Professional Learning Community (GPLC) in Gifted Education. Dynamic and thought-provoking conversations that provide insight, strategies, and advice from leaders around the world in gifted education. Join the Gifted PLaCe to learn, grow, and drive change.
11 Episodes
Dr. Matthew Fugate, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education discusses the connection between creativity and ADHD defining it through a unique lens that focuses on the positive aspects.
In this episode, Dr. Elissa Brown from Gifted NYS sheds light on public policy advocacy around gifted education in New York, how it compares to other states in the country, and what steps are needed to set a mandate.
Author, blogger, and advocate for gifted education, Lisa Van Gemert is the Gifted Guru. Lisa shares her experience and expertise on being gifted, raising gifted children, and classroom strategies for reducing anxiety and empowering neurodiverse learners.
Dr. Susan Baum, a pioneer in 2e education and Director of The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy dispels common myths around 2e and shares the advantages of using a strength-based learning model in gifted education.
NYC educator and author of Peace with a Purpose, Allison Teicher Fahrbach, shares advice and anecdotes from the classroom to help students and fellow educators find inner peace, build resilience, and be their own heroes.
Author of Inside a Bright Mind: A Neuroscientist's Personal Stories of Unique Thinking, Dr. Nicole Tetreault discusses the effects of brain wiring and neuroplasticity on neurodiverse minds.
Dr. Matt Zakreski discusses emotional intensity and strategies parents and educators can use to help gifted children navigate through emotionally intense responses.
Dr. Lin Lim, founding board member of the Texas-based non-profit, Gifted Education Family Network (GEFN), talks about the inspiration behind her book and the strengths and struggles of raising a gifted child.
In this episode, director and storyteller, Harri James O'Kelley talks about her award-winning independent documentary O'Kelley Legends: 2e Behind the Scenes and her 2e son who inspired the movie.
Author and Podcast host Emily Kircher-Morris talks about Neurodiversity
Gifted Education pioneer, Dr. Joseph Renzulli talks about bringing enjoyment, engagement, and enthusiasm to classrooms through the Schoolwide Enrichment Model.