Advanced Placement is a good way for many kids to get a head start on college. On episode 42, Andrew Scanlan and Chester E Finn, Jr. of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, answer questions about the history of AP, where it’s going, and where kids may encounter difficulties.
We’ve had mixed results in our efforts to identify 2e kids. It’s a complicated process, and many of the assessment tools used to identify ASD and other disorders need to be utilized differently when working with gifted individuals.
As we move into the 2020s, we look back at some of the conversations we had in the two years of our podcast’s history. We’re revisiting some of our best conversations about twice-exceptionality, on this special 49th episode of Mind Matters.
On episode 50 we talk with Haley Taylor Schlitz, a 17-year-old first-year law student who began college at age 13. We discuss her education experience, some of the benefits and barriers of homeschooling, and we imagine what the perfect public school system would be like.
Why is there a bright line between academia and the arts? Between cognition and creativity? And, why do educators and others think of creativity only in terms of art or music, when it also applies to problem solving and cognition
Emily Kircher-Morris and Dr. Ellen Braaten discuss processing speed and why it’s important. They discuss the impact it has on intelligence testing scores, and ways to help kids increase their processing speed.