Podcast

Welcome to the Giftedness Knows No Boundaries podcast by NAGC. Parents, teachers, school support personnel, and the academic community listen to the show to hear brief insights on research, policies, and practices that support gifted and talented children as they reach for their personal best.


Episode 1: Are Schools Helping Our Gifted Children Reach Their Personal Best?

(January 28, 2018)

Scott Peters of the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater and M. René Islas, executive director of NAGC, discuss the implications for teachers, schools, and learning when a significant percentage of students walking into a classroom at the beginning of the year, already know the material to be taught that year.

The conversation is a result of a recent study appearing in Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ), "Should Millions of Students Take a Gap Year? Large Numbers of Students Start the School Year Above Grade Level." The study was conducted by Scott Peters, Karen Rambo-Hernandez (West Virginia University), Matthew C. Makel (Duke University), Michael S. Matthews (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), and Jonathan Plucker (Johns Hopkins University).

Read the abstract: Should Millions of Students Take A Gap Year? Large Numbers of Students Start the School Year Above Grade Level, GCQ, 2017, Vol 61, Issue 3.

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