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.
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4. Supporting Gifted Students: A Conversation with Joyce Miller35:11Join host Michael Flusche in this week’s episode of the TAGT Podcast as he interviews Dr. Joyce Miller, an esteemed educator and program coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Miller shares her journey in education, her research on gifted and talented students, and her involvement in various organizations. Gain valuable insights, advice, and practical strategies for supporting gifted students and enhancing education for all. Tune in for inspiration and expert guidance from a leader in the field of gifted education.Suggested Resources:https://www.tamuc.edu/people/joyce-miller/This episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
3. G/T Experiences: A Conversation with Teresa Francis and Audra Rowell49:28In this episode of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Podcast, host Michael Flusche interviews Teresa Francis and Audra Rowell. Teresa Francis, the Advanced Academics Coordinator in Mansfield ISD, and Audra Rowell, the advanced academics coordinator in Northwest ISD, discuss their roles, responsibilities, and the challenges they face in providing support and services for gifted and talented students in their districts. They also touch upon the importance of enrichment and acceleration programs, the need for better services for gifted students, and the various models employed in their elementary schools. Listen and gain insights into the world of gifted education and the efforts being made to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented learners.Suggested Resources:Teresafrances@misdmail.orgRowell@nisdtx.orgwww.twitter.com/audrarowell94This episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
2. Research and Educational Practice: A Conversation with Celeste Sodergren45:39In this week's TAGT Podcast episode, Celeste Sodergren, a soon-to-be doctor and research practitioner in G/T education, emphasizes the connection between research and educational practice. She explores topics like leadership development for coordinators, measuring growth in gifted programs, and the importance of clear skill standards. Celeste also discusses the value of partnering with universities and graduate students for research initiatives. Suggested ResourcesCeleste.Sodagrin1@Baylor.eduCeleste.Sodagrin@WakeOISD.orgResearchGateTwitterThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
1. Why TAGT: A Conversation with TAGT Executive Director Paulina van Eeden Hill40:50Beginning season 4 of the TAGT Podcast, get an inside look into the inner workings of TAGT as host Michael Flusche interviews the TAGT Executive Director, Paulina van Eeden Hill. Together they discuss TAGT's mission to connect and empower parents and educators to meet the unique needs of gifted individuals. Their conversation covers building a community, providing professional learning opportunities, and advocating for gifted students at the state level. They also explore the challenges in gifted education across states, focusing on Texas's support and resources. Tune in to hear about all that TAGT has to offer!Suggested Resourceswww.tempo.txgifted.orgwww.txgifted.orgThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com
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.email@example.comThis episode of the TAGT Podcast was sponsored by our friends at Renzulli Learning.www.renzullilearning.com