They'll Be Fine


“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

  • LBGTQ + and Gifted: Information and Advocacy - Dr. Matt Zakreski

    LBGTQ + and Gifted: Information and Advocacy - Dr. Matt Zakreski

    In this thought-provoking episode, we sit down with Dr. Matt Zakreski, who sheds light on the intersectionality of identity and neurodiversity within the LGBTQ+ community. Drawing from his recent presentation at the 49th Annual Conference, Dr. Zakreski delves into the crucial importance of understanding the unique needs of LGBTQ+ individuals who are neurodiverse. He emphasizes how one's identity profoundly influences the manifestation of their giftedness and, consequently, how they can best be supported. This episode offers invaluable insights into building supportive communities that honor and uplift the diverse experiences within the LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse populations.

  • Conference Cliffs Notes – Insights from Presenters

    Conference Cliffs Notes – Insights from Presenters

    Join us for a special episode as we bring you exclusive insights from the 49th Annual NCAGT Conference! In this episode, we've gathered a diverse array of presenters who share the highlights and key takeaways from their sessions. Get ready to dive into a treasure trove of knowledge and expertise as we distill the essence of each presentation into bite-sized cliff notes. Whether you're a seasoned educator, a curious learner, or simply passionate about gifted education, this episode offers something for everyone. Tune in and discover the latest trends, strategies, and innovations shaping the field of gifted education. Don't miss out on this enriching opportunity to learn and grow with us! Presenter Information: Rachel Lovis Summer Cowick Michael Triplett ( & Leslie Cotrell ( Sneha Shah-Coltrane

  • Empowering ELL Voices - Joni Allison

    Empowering ELL Voices - Joni Allison

     In this episode of "NCAGT They'll Be Fine," host Hannah Park engages in a dynamic conversation with Joni Allison, Principal at Hendersonville Middle School. Join us as Joni shares her transformative journey in shifting schools to better support English Language Learners (ELL) and her continuous efforts to nurture underrepresented populations. Gain insights into practical strategies for creating inclusive educational environments, collaborative initiatives, and the vital role specialists play. Don't miss "Empowering Voices: Transforming Schools for ELL Support" for actionable insights into inclusive education. 🌍📚 #InclusiveEd #ELLSupport #NCAGTTheyllBeFine

  • Different Thinkers: ADHD - Dr. Yael Rothman, Ph.D. and Dr. Katia Fredriksen, Ph.D.

    Different Thinkers: ADHD - Dr. Yael Rothman, Ph.D. and Dr. Katia Fredriksen, Ph.D.

    Join host Hannah Park as she engages in a captivating conversation with Dr. Katia Fredriksen, Ph.D., and Dr. Yael Rothman, Ph.D., pediatric neuropsychologists and authors of the insightful book, "Different Thinkers: ADHD." In this episode, explore the diverse world of ADHD, gaining practical advice for managing symptoms and understanding what it means to be a different thinker. The conversation unfolds with essential insights into ADHD diagnosis, the importance of understanding it, gender disparities, caregiver support, celebrating differences, and considerations about overdiagnosis. Discover actionable steps to empower children with ADHD, celebrate neurodiversity, and foster inclusivity. Don't miss this enriching dialogue that transcends diagnosis and encourages embracing unique perspectives. 🧠💬 #DifferentThinkersADHD #Neurodiversity #ADHDawareness SHOW NOTES: Link to book:  Their Instagrams: Dr. Katia Fredriksen, Ph.D. and Dr. Yael Rothman, Ph.D.   Handle: @neuropsychmomdocs  Email:

  • Diffy Q Metrics- Susan Mahlburg

    Diffy Q Metrics- Susan Mahlburg

    Diffy Q Metrics is a platform built for educators who want to collect data in an organized way so that they can better know their students and give them the learning opportunities they need and deserve. Today’s episode is with Susan Mahlburg and she is a wealth of knowledge! We discuss how DiffyQ can help teachers do what’s best for their students and effectively use data to drive instruction. DiffyQ is a title sponsor for the 2024 NCAGT conference and will be presenting as well. Make sure you have registered for this exciting event!