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Welcome to Vanguard Gifted Academy's podcast!

Identifying, educating, and raising a gifted child can be challenging, amazing, and even exhausting at times. So we designed this channel to give you the helpful resources you have been looking for. We will supply you with insights and tips while developing your understanding of the world of a gifted child.

If you are a parent of a gifted child or have been asking the question, "Is my child gifted?" it's likely the Vanguard Gifted Academy podcast will be a good source of helpful information.

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Welcome to Vanguard Gifted Academy's podcast!

Identifying, educating, and raising a gifted child can be challenging, amazing, and even exhausting at times. So we designed this channel to give you the helpful resources you have been looking for. We will supply you with insights and tips while developing your understanding of the world of a gifted child.

If you are a parent of a gifted child or have been asking the question, "Is my child gifted?" it's likely the Vanguard Gifted Academy podcast will be a good source of helpful information.

    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" The Meaning Behind Our Name, featuring Elizabeth Blaetz

    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" The Meaning Behind Our Name, featuring Elizabeth Blaetz

    Our founder, Elizabeth Blaetz, paved the way for gifted education with the Vanguard Model. Listen in to the final episode of this series and hear more about why "vanguard" was the perfect word to describe our vision and educational model.

    • 6 min
    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" Why We Love Teaching Gifted Children, featuring Stacey Spears

    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" Why We Love Teaching Gifted Children, featuring Stacey Spears

    Why do we love teaching gifted children?  Listen in to hear how the Vanguard teachers foster authentic community, which, in turn, creates an environment where amazing things start to happen.

    • 7 min
    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" Watching Gifted Kids Flourish, featuring Shannon Holub

    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" Watching Gifted Kids Flourish, featuring Shannon Holub

    Perfectionism, high expectations from others, boredom and even cynicism can be common occurrences among gifted students. Understanding and working with those traits is key to helping a gifted child flourish.  In episode 4 of our podcast series, Intermediate Level Master Teacher Shannon Holub explores what it's like to watch gifted children flourish, based on insight and stories from her 20 years of experience in gifted education.

    • 7 min
    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" The Challenges of Educating Gifted Children, featuring Stacey Spears

    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" The Challenges of Educating Gifted Children, featuring Stacey Spears

    Gifted children are complex people who are trying to navigate their world.

    This Vanguard podcast touches on the challenges of educating gifted learners. Arts Specialist Teacher Stacey Spears addresses how to better understand these challenges by beginning with understanding the gifted learner's traits.

    • 6 min
    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" Transitioning to the Vanguard Model, featuring Shannon Holub

    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" Transitioning to the Vanguard Model, featuring Shannon Holub

    Next up in our podcast series "What is it Like to Educate Gifted Students?", Shannon Holub shares how the Vanguard model strips away non-essential practices and maximizes the use of approaches that appeal to the gifted learner.

    • 5 min
    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" The Heart and Dream of Educating a Gifted Child, featuring Elizabeth Blaetz

    "What is it like to educate gifted students?" The Heart and Dream of Educating a Gifted Child, featuring Elizabeth Blaetz

    Welcome to our Season 4 podcast series "What is it Like to Educate Gifted Students?"  Join us as Vanguard Head of School Elizabeth Blaetz and Vanguard teachers Shannon Holub and Stacey Spears outline the unique challenges and joys they have experienced throughout their careers in gifted education.

    • 6 min

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