They'll Be Fine

by NCAGT

“She’s smart and things come easy for her. Why would she need additional services? She’ll be fine!” Sound Familiar? Time and time again we hear “they’ll be fine, they’re smart, they’re already ahead of the game” when people refer to gifted learners. Because of this sad misconception, too many students fail to reach their potential because they do not receive appropriately challenging curriculum and services. The National As... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • E07 - Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome, Part 2 - Dr. Matthew Zakreski

    E07 - Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome, Part 2 - Dr. Matthew Zakreski

    Matthew “Dr. Matt” Zakreski is a high-energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his neurodiverse clients. He is proud to serve as a consultant to schools, a professor, ...

    39:15
  • E06 - Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome, Part 1 - Dr. Matthew Zakreski

    E06 - Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome, Part 1 - Dr. Matthew Zakreski

    Matthew “Dr. Matt” Zakreski is a high-energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his neurodiverse clients. He is proud to serve as a consultant to schools, a professor,...

    38:13
  • E05 - What it means to be Gifted and Talented - Dr. Shelagh Gallagher

    E05 - What it means to be Gifted and Talented - Dr. Shelagh Gallagher

    Dr. Shelagh Gallagher is director of Engaged Education, where she works with teachers, schools, and policymakers worldwide to advance gifted education. In this episode, Dr. Gallagher speaks to the intellectualism, creativity, and ...

    47:10
  • E04 - What is a Gifted Specialist? - Julie Church

    E04 - What is a Gifted Specialist? - Julie Church

    Julie Church is a gifted specialist in Onslow County, NC. She gives us a look into her day-to-day life inside an elementary school and what gifted education looks like in her world. She explains how children are identified as gift...

    49:54
  • E03 - Misconceptions of Gifted Scholars, Part 2 - Richard Courtright

    E03 - Misconceptions of Gifted Scholars, Part 2 - Richard Courtright

    Dr. Richard D. Courtright is a lifelong educator with fifty years of experience in PreK-12 public education and consulting. Tune in to listen to Rick discuss the prevalent and often harmful stereotypes associated with gifted stude...

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