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Adventures in Being Gifted

A podcast for parents, educators, and students living the gifted adventure. Hear real-life stories, practical tips and tricks as well as time-tested ideas that make this journey of being a gifted person...kid or adult...a more rewarding and curious experience.

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Getting Ready for Summer: Get out of your Comfort Zone and Be Curious

As we end Season 2, we continue our conversations about the upcoming summer and how to use it to grow, learn and, most of all, have fun! We talk with Dale Moberly, a veteran teacher who has taken middle schoolers to Costa Rica. These trips get students to step out of their comfort zones and take adventurous risks. We also talk with Jason Riggle, one of the more curious people we've ever met. He talks about being curious, knowing our limits, and embracing failure.


6 Apr 2022

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Getting Ready for Summer: Balance is Best

We're wrapping up Season 2 with two episodes about summer and balance. In this episode, we welcome Madaris Grant, owner of XAthletes Fitness & Performance, to talk about seeking balance with healthy habits when it comes to our bodies, and Michelle Krugh, licensed therapist and school counselor is back again to chat about mental health. 


30 Mar 2022

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The Future of Gifted Education NEEDS you!

We welcome, Ann Sheldon, the Executive Director of OAGC to talk about the issues Gifted Programs in Ohio and beyond are facing. For parents and teachers with gifted students, this is a MUST listen to episode!


23 Mar 2022

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Gifted Girls: Find Your Strengths!

We chat with Kelly Thomas, Innovation Sales Director at P&G, about her journey of finding her strengths through encouragement, mentoring, and curiosity.We also hear another montage of young girls talking about what they want to be when they grow up and why.


16 Mar 2022

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Gifted Girls: Surround Yourself with Good People

We welcome, Ping Sun, Ph.D., and a director at Proctor & Gamble, to talk about her journey as a gifted woman growing up in China and immigrating to the US. Ping shares the importance of having a mentor and surrounding yourself with people who bring out the best in you.We give the mic to our 3rd-grade gifted girls and ask them what they want to be when they grow up. We hope you enjoy their responses as much as we did!


9 Mar 2022

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Gifted Girls: Don't back down!

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Nagla Abdel Karim, director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Augusta University at the Georgia Cancer Center. While overcoming stereotypical obstacles of being a gifted girl and immigrating from Egypt, her message is strong- to stay positive and make a difference; give back to the community. We also hear from Leah in our student voice segment who is a gifted program alum and studying to be a doctor.


2 Mar 2022

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We're joined by the "Gifted Guru", Lisa Van Gemert, to talk about perfectionism in all its forms, amazing tips for teachers and parents as well as dealing with the personal experiences that shape every student's educational journey.Plus we talk with Meriele, a senior, who's trying to find out what the future holds.NOTE: In this episode, we talk candidly about abuse and how it affects gifted people.

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23 Feb 2022

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Acceleration Experiences & Insights

We continue our conversations about acceleration with administrators, parents, and students. 


16 Feb 2022

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The Research Behind Acceleration

We talk with Dr. Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, one of the most important voices for acceleration in the education world, about the research behind grade and single-subject acceleration, and the research may surprise you.We also hear from two students and their personal experiences with acceleration.


9 Feb 2022

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Who should advocate for Gifted Students?

We welcome renowned educator and prolific author, "The Gifted Guy", Todd Stanley, to talk about the need for advocates of gifted students both in and out of school.We also talk with Anna, a gifted program alumni, who talks about her gifted adventure.


2 Feb 2022

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