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The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) Podcast

Schoolwide Enrichment Model and More: A Conversation with Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis

Season 1, Ep. 8

In this season’s finale episode, gifted education experts Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis share how their work, including the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, encourages young people to discover and explore their interests and passions so that they are able to contribute to their communities in authentic, meaningful ways. By subscribing to the notion that educators can be opportunity makers through utilizing strengths-based pedagogies in school, Renzulli and Reis engage in conversation about the long-term positive effects of their work, how such methods can increase equity in gifted education, and how creative and productive giftedness can change the direction of young people’s lives.

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