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The Raising Lifelong Learners podcast helps parents -- especially homeschooling parents -- encourage their differently-wired kids to learn, explore passions, cultivate creativity, and become fascinated by the world around them. Join host Colleen Kessler -- educational consultant, gifted specialist, author, and speaker -- for interviews, audioblogs, tips, and encouragement to help your differently-wired kiddos become lifelong learners -- children who know that they can find the answers to anything they want to know if they can just view their world with play, passion, and fascination.

Raising Lifelong Learners Colleen Kessler

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 144 Ratings

The Raising Lifelong Learners podcast helps parents -- especially homeschooling parents -- encourage their differently-wired kids to learn, explore passions, cultivate creativity, and become fascinated by the world around them. Join host Colleen Kessler -- educational consultant, gifted specialist, author, and speaker -- for interviews, audioblogs, tips, and encouragement to help your differently-wired kiddos become lifelong learners -- children who know that they can find the answers to anything they want to know if they can just view their world with play, passion, and fascination.

    RLL #141: Eclectic Homeschooling Works For Gifted Kids

    RLL #141: Eclectic Homeschooling Works For Gifted Kids

    Taking an eclectic approach to homeschooling when your child is gifted or twice exceptional makes sense. In fact, I believe it to be one of the best ways to engage and challenge a gifted learner. Today, I am sharing 101 reasons why!

    • 24 min
    RLL #140: Psychomotor Overexcitabilities And Gifted Children

    RLL #140: Psychomotor Overexcitabilities And Gifted Children

    In today's episode, we continue our overexcitabilities series for parents of gifted children. Today, the focus is psychomotor excitabilities and our gifted children. Colleen discusses what these overexcitabilities are and how to help your child. 

    • 24 min
    RLL #139: The Importance Of Play For Your Entire Family

    RLL #139: The Importance Of Play For Your Entire Family

    It's easy to think of examples of how play helps young children and preschoolers. But what about older kids, teens, and even adults? The importance of play for your entire family is significant and the focus of our discussion today.

    • 29 min
    A Guide To Overexcitabilities And Gifted Children

    A Guide To Overexcitabilities And Gifted Children

    Gifted children tend to have multiple intensities. These intensities are also referred to as overexcitabilities. In today's episode, Colleen introduces the theory of overexcitabilities and shares support and encouragement for parenting gifted children with intensities. 

    • 40 min
    5 Things You Need To Know About Homeschooling Gifted Kids

    5 Things You Need To Know About Homeschooling Gifted Kids

    If you are homeschooling a gifted or twice exceptional child, it probably looks different than you expected. Today, Colleen is sharing 5 Things You Need To Know About Homeschooling Gifted Kids. This a a real life, honest look at what it is really like!

    • 46 min
    RLL #136: Homeschooling Your Gifted Child With Interest-Led Learning

    RLL #136: Homeschooling Your Gifted Child With Interest-Led Learning

    One of the advantages of homeschooling your gifted child is the ability to incorporate their interests and passions into your learning. But how does it work in real life? This is a snapshot of what homeschooling your gifted child with interest-led learning is all about.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

krchat ,

Wow!!

So much help and practical tips! I feel like someone understands my kids and has now given me more understanding!!

Lindsay photog ,

The best!

I listen to a lot of podcasts about autism, homeschooling, and Christian motherhood and this is one of my favorite by far! I love Colleen’s insight and joyful personality and the guests she brings on the podcast are high quality. Ever episode is great! I’m preparing to homeschool my 2e son this fall for the first time, and I feel much more confident having listened to RLL.

Dpippen ,

🙏🙏🙏

Colleen was the first person to open my ideas to the idea of twice exceptional kid. Having resources to address these needs is so valuable! Thank you for creating space to process these complex issues in education!

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