28 episodes

A podcast for parents, educators, and students living the gifted adventure to 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.

Adventures in Being Gifted Jill Hartsock & Jessica Mullen

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

A podcast for parents, educators, and students living the gifted adventure to 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.

    Personalized Learning and Habits of Mind with Allison Zmuda

    Personalized Learning and Habits of Mind with Allison Zmuda

    In this episode, we talk with a longstanding education consultant, Allison Zmuda, about personalized learning and the habits of mind. We've found them to be amazing in our classroom and hope you'll find it that way for you too.

    Personalized learning helps build student self-direction, curiosity, and impact. It helps develop opportunities for students to express their voices, co-create and design, and discover who they are as learners. 

    The Habits of Mind are dispositions or thinking behaviors that are desirable attributes for learning and living productively in a complex world. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Making High-Level Learning Accessible with Dr. Daniel Fried

    Making High-Level Learning Accessible with Dr. Daniel Fried

    We talk with Dr. Daniel Fried, a Yale-educated chemistry professor, who created curriculum that makes high-level chemistry and biochemistry fun and rewarding for kids of any age. We're blown away by what students can learn!

    • 54 min
    Dismantling Barriers and Tapping Potential with April Wells

    Dismantling Barriers and Tapping Potential with April Wells

    We chat with April Wells, a gifted educator, thought leader, NAGC Board of Directors member, and author.  She's inspiring and insightful about the essential task of working toward equity in gifted programs.  

    • 47 min
    Breakthrough Creativity with Drew Boyd

    Breakthrough Creativity with Drew Boyd

    We unlock our true creative potential (and so can you) in this episode. One of the global leaders in creativity, Drew Boyd, talks about his counterintuitive and powerfully effective approach to creativity called SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking). It's an innovative and unconventional approach that embraces “inside the box” thinking. And it works!

    Plus we hear from Christy, who gave herself permission to be an artist at 47 years old!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Are you really listening to your child with Erica Whitfield, LMHC

    Are you really listening to your child with Erica Whitfield, LMHC

    We welcome Erica Whitfield to discuss the different ways parents think that they are listening but may actually be shutting down communication with their kids plus talk about a listening method that leads to tremendous success.  

    • 53 min
    Underachievement with Jim Delisle, Ph.D.

    Underachievement with Jim Delisle, Ph.D.

    The author of more than 250 articles and twenty books, Jim Delisle talks about underachievement, empowering students to find their true potential, and "making risks" not just taking them.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

klumsy smurf ,

Great Stories for Everyone!

Yes! You should definitely join Jess and Jill as they guide us on the adventures. Awesome conversations with lots of great folks doing wonderful work to make our world a better place!

morrowlisa ,

Outstanding podcast!

My favorite podcast!! Every episode gives me something to use with not just gifted students, but all students. Jessica and Jill host brilliant guests with valuable in-site for educators, parents and anyone who works with children.

AmyBGTyger ,

A Must Listen for Educators and Parents

As an educator and parent, I value what I gain from each episode. There is always something I am able to reflect upon and implement with my own children or in my classroom. Jill and Jessica interview some of the most amazing, helpful, and inspirational individuals in the education world and share their own experiences as teachers and parents. The humor, compassion, and insight I gain is refreshing!

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