The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) Podcast
Student Achievement and Underachievement: A Conversation with Del Siegle
This season brings a whole new group of G/T thought leaders to the mic. Highlighting topics ranging from personal G/T experiences to student underachievement and more! Tune in every Thursday for the rest of the season to hear these relevant and timely episodes.
On this episode, meet Del Siegle, the Lynn and Ray Neag Chair for Gifted Education and Talent Development School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Siegle is also one of the creators of the Achievement-Orientation Model, a model that explores four different elements; meaningfulness, self-efficacy, environmental perception, and self-regulation. Hear from Siegle himself about student achievement, underachievement, and the connection between the two.
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This episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.
8. Why Mental Health Matters: A Conversation with Heather Lambert, Chris Thomas, and Martha Thomas54:21How can adults connect with students facing emotional trauma and understand their needs in times of crisis? What can we do to help high-achieving students feel safe enough to be vulnerable and honest with adult educators? Join Emily Kircher-Morris, host of the Neurodiversity Podcast, for a live, guest-hosted podcast interview with Heather Lambert, a former G/T educator and counselor specializing in student trauma, and Martha and Chris Thomas, co-founders of The Defensive Line organization, which focuses on suicide prevention in young people of color. Walk away with a deeper understanding of how neurodiversity and achievement impact students’ mental health and how educators can provide resources and support for students in their schools and classrooms.Suggested ResourcesTDL Plan Of Action WorksheetText HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis CounselorThe Gifted Learner And Mental HealthCall 988 to talk to the Suicide and Crisis LifelineLearn More About Chris and Martha ThomasThe Defensive LineLearn More About Heather Lambertwww.heatherlambert.orgLearn More About Emily Kircher-MorrisThe Neurodiversity Podcastwww.emilykirchermorris.comThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
7. Effective Goal Setting for 2e Learners: A Conversation with Vicki Phelps42:11Join Vicki Phelps on this week's podcast episode. Vicki is the Head of School for Quest Academy, a preK-8 grade gifted independent school in Palatine, IL, and she has over 20 years of experience in gifted education. Vicki is passionate about providing professional learning and consultation services to help districts improve their gifted practice. In this episode, she shares insights on twice-exceptional (2e) learners and why educators in gifted education need to be mindful of this important population. She also highlights the impact of effective goal setting for 2e learners.(Note: Since the time of this recording, Vicki has changed her position from Assistant Professor at Milligan University to Head of School for Quest Academy.)Learn More About Vicki Phelpsvphelps@milligan.eduwww.twitter.com/DrVickiPhelpsThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
6. Complex Social and Emotional Needs: A Conversation with Thomas Hebert50:45In this podcast episode, Thomas Hebert, a Professor of Gifted and Talented Education at the University of South Carolina, explores the complex task of addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. As educators face challenging issues like social unrest, economic uncertainty, and widespread feelings of hopelessness, Herbert shares his insights on how to support these students. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the social and emotional lives of gifted students.Learn More About Thomas Hebertthebert@mailbox.sc.eduFaculty and Staff page at the University of South CarolinaThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
5. Developing Memory & Creativity: A Conversation with Joyce Juntune42:03Many gifted students raised in poverty face memory development delays which can impact their ability to learn. This week on the TAGT Podcast, hear from a current graduate and undergraduate teacher of courses in educational psychology, child development, intelligence, and creativity, Joyce Juntune. Hear from Joyce as she helps to better articulate how memory works, how it’s developed, and some suggestions on strategies to help students of any age better develop their memory.Learn more about Joyce Juntunewww.directory.education.tamu.edu/view/j-juntuneThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
4. Culturally Responsive Leaders: A Conversation with Javetta Jones Roberson46:11Culturally responsive leaders and teachers who work with diverse student populations are an important part of any educational program. Dr. Javetta Jones Roberson, District Coordinator of Secondary Advanced Academics & Gifted and Talented in McKinney ISD shares her own professional journey as well as a few leadership strategies and resources aiding in implementing culturally responsive practices in gifted and advanced placement programs.Learn more about Javetta Jones-Robersonwww.twitter.com/DrJJRoberson12www.firstname.lastname@example.orgThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
3. Educational Technology in the Classroom: A Conversation with Bruce Ellis47:27Bruce Ellis’ 20+ years of experience and his enthusiasm for educational technology make for an educational discussion this week as he discusses the utilization of educational technology in classrooms and how it improves student success.Learn more about Bruce Elliswww.witter.com/drbruceelliswww.tcea.orgThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
2. Stimulate Your Gifted Students' Brains: A Conversation with Matt Wells42:36During this week’s interview, join Past-President of the Science Teachers Association of Texas and Texas Association of Biology Teachers Matt Wells. A parent of a twice exceptional gifted student who struggled in school, Matt dives into what parents and teachers can do to stimulate the best parts of gifted students' brains and how to help them excel both in school, and in life.Learn more about Matt Wellswww.twitter.com/plinywellsThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
1. Emotional Intelligence and Gifted Children: A Conversation with Christine Fonseca37:49Balancing emotions and emotional distress is a universal challenge for children and adults alike. This week’s guest, Christine Fonseca, who has a background as an educational psychologist, author, and speaker, will focus on Emotional Intelligence (EQ), its relation to Intellectual Intelligence (IQ), and how they connect within the gifted population.Learn more about Christine Fonsecawww.christinefonseca.comwww.instagram.com/christinefonsecaauthorwww.facebook.com/AuthorChristineFonsecatwitter.com/chrstinefEmotional Intensity in Gifted StudentsThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
5. Modern Curriculum and More: A Conversation with Dr. Todd Kettler01:16:13During the final episode of season 2 of the TAGT Podcast, Michael Flusche chatted with Dr. Todd Kettler. An Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and the School of Education at Baylor University, he teaches courses in gifted education and talent, development, creativity, and individual differences. Dr. Kettler conducts research on access to advanced academic learning opportunities in schools, including access to gifted education. Find out what knowledge Dr. Kettler has to share with the G/T community about modern curriculum, differentiation, and not doing things the way they've always been done.Learn more about Dr. Todd Kettlerwww.soefaculty.baylor.edu/todd-kettlerTodd_Kettler@baylor.eduSuggested LinksModern Curriculum for Gifted and Advanced Academic StudentsNurturing Talent in High School: Life in the Fast LaneThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com