25 episodes

A podcast about parenting and educating K-12 gifted and talented kids from Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Show notes available at https://johnshopkinscty.org/bright-now-season-three-show-notes

Bright Now Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

A podcast about parenting and educating K-12 gifted and talented kids from Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Show notes available at https://johnshopkinscty.org/bright-now-season-three-show-notes

    Episode 25: Misbehaving Artists with Jeff Smith - Bonus

    Episode 25: Misbehaving Artists with Jeff Smith - Bonus

    In this special bonus episode, Dr. Jeff Smith returns to share his perspective as a former consultant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a riveting conversation about the groundbreaking impact of some of the historical “bad boys” of art featured in his new book, “Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists.”

    • 14 min
    Episode 24: Parenting Bright Students with Jennifer Jolly - Bonus

    Episode 24: Parenting Bright Students with Jennifer Jolly - Bonus

    In this special bonus episode, director of the Gifted Education and Talent Development Office at the University of Alabama Dr. Jennifer Jolly returns to dive deeper into parenting strategies, advocating for gifted students, and the importance of forging strong communities among parents of gifted learners.

    • 13 min
    Episode 23: Social-emotional Skills with Tre’ Gammage

    Episode 23: Social-emotional Skills with Tre’ Gammage

    How can parents and educators help children express themselves and their dreams confidently? Tre’ Gammage, educational consultant and author of “Every Decision Counts: 8 Lessons I Wish They Taught Me In School” and host Jonathan Plucker discuss nuances of communication and methods for supporting children as they develop their social-emotional skill sets.

    Show notes: https://johnshopkinscty.org/bright-now-season-three-show-notes

    • 17 min
    Episode 22: Answering Your Testing Questions with Jeff Smith

    Episode 22: Answering Your Testing Questions with Jeff Smith

    We know parents have questions about testing—so we brought in an expert to answer them! Dr. Jeff Smith, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Otago in New Zealand, joins CTY’s Jonathan Plucker for a Q&A session with questions provided by our listeners that cover a wide range of assessment-related topics.

    Show notes: https://johnshopkinscty.org/bright-now-season-three-show-notes

    • 24 min
    Episode 21: Homeschooling with Jennifer Jolly

    Episode 21: Homeschooling with Jennifer Jolly

    What are the keys to making homeschooling effective for advanced learners? Dr. Jennifer Jolly, director of the Gifted Education and Talent Development Office at the University of Alabama sits down with host Jonathan Plucker to discuss the relationship between homeschooling and institutional learning, and how the flexibility and options afforded by homeschooling can make it ideal for gifted students.

    Show notes: https://johnshopkinscty.org/bright-now-season-three-show-notes

    • 16 min
    Episode 20: Digital Education with Chris Robbins

    Episode 20: Digital Education with Chris Robbins

    At a time when distance learning has become “the new normal,” we hear from Chris Robbins, a 26 year veteran teacher in the Glastonbury Public Schools in Connecticut, as he and host Jonathan Plucker break down some of the benefits and challenges of transitioning to a digital model of education.

    Show notes: https://johnshopkinscty.org/digital-education-with-chris-robbins

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Toebreaker ,

One of the top resources for gifted parents and educators!

There are so many topics to talk about when you talk about gifted education, but Bright Now has done a remarkable job over the last few years of curating a useful and focused series of discussions and interviews. The guests are well-chosen and the presentation is crisp and on-topic, so you don’t have to dedicate a huge amount of time to get value from each episode. Also, it is very professionally edited and recorded, which makes it easy to listen to. Just about everyone involved in gifted education, and everyone parenting a gifted child, will find something useful and thoughtful in this podcast.

Expat and CTY ,

A Great Resource

I have been an avid listener for the life of this podcast. The range of issues presented has been both interesting and enormously informative. A couple of highlights for me as a CTY parent have been, developmental issues as regards talented youth, and the recent college application process stories.
One thing that I would love to see added for each episode, would be an additional resource list for further investigation.
Please continue with the great work!

DCJess-2018 ,

Hope there are more episodes coming!

I just found this podcast and really enjoy it. I noticed there’s been a lull since the last one, so I hope it’s just on hiatus and that there are more coming.

A request if anyone who produces the podcast is reading: There are so many fascinating CTY alums out there. I would love to hear as a feature on this podcast longform interviews with some of those alums, where they share their personal stories of how their talents were first identified, what specific experiences helped them foster those talents, what hindered them along their journey and how they overcame those challenges, and what advice would they give to young people today/their parents. I would listen to these with great interest and am sure others out here in listener-land would too!

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