100 episodes

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 • 156 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 #157: Navigating Summer Learning With Gifted And Twice Exceptional Kids

    RLL #157: Navigating Summer Learning With Gifted And Twice Exceptional Kids

    Summer is just around the corner. Navigating the summer months with your gifted and twice exceptional child can bring on a new level of challenges. Colleen shares her family's plans and offers resources to help. 

    • 53 min
    RLL #156: Why Community Is So Important For Gifted And Twice Exceptional Kids

    RLL #156: Why Community Is So Important For Gifted And Twice Exceptional Kids

    In this episode, Colleen shares the unique role that community plays in the life of a gifted and twice exceptional child. She discusses why it matters and how to go about finding the right community for your family. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    RLL #155: Perfectionism and Your Gifted Child

    RLL #155: Perfectionism and Your Gifted Child

    In this episode, Colleen talks frankly about the impact of perfectionism on gifted children and how parents can help. 

    • 51 min
    RLL #154: The Power Of Reading For Gifted Children (Advanced Readers And Social Emotional Learning)

    RLL #154: The Power Of Reading For Gifted Children (Advanced Readers And Social Emotional Learning)

    In this episode, Colleen and Shawna discuss the unique role reading and story can play in the life of a gifted child. They share information on how to help an advanced reader and the role of books in social emotional learning for gifted and twice exceptional kids. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    RLL #153: Inquiry Based Learning For Gifted Kids

    RLL #153: Inquiry Based Learning For Gifted Kids

    This series is all about equipping our kids for the future with a sense of wonder, adventure, joy and encouragement. Today's topic is a discussion about inquiry based learning - what inquiry based learning really is, plus resources and ideas for how to incorporate it into your homeschool. 
    Learn more about Synthesis --https://go.synthesis.is/rll

    • 46 min
    RLL #152: Project Based Learning For Gifted Kids

    RLL #152: Project Based Learning For Gifted Kids

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

faeye ,

Favorite podcast

I have learned so much from Colleen at RLL. It really is one of my favorite podcasts. I love Colleen's voice, and I feel like she really GETS my unschooled 10yo twice-exceptional son. I look forward to every new show!

Kate with The Living Family ,

Great, Great, Great Podcast!

I love the practical tips in this podcast. I find myself referencing it often and easily taking action! What a wonderful resource. 🙌🏻

krchat ,

Wow!!

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

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