#gtchat transcripts

Deborah Mersino founded #gtchat, a global Twitter chat devoted to gifted education issues back in 2010. In 2012, Ms. Mersino passed the #gtchat baton to the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), an organization committed to ensuring these weekly chats inspire, educate, and impact. For current information on participating in #gtchat on Twitter and/or to learn more, visit TAGT’s #gtchat page.

Because so many individuals worldwide still peruse transcripts from these first few years, Ms. Mersino plans to keep them accessible below. For a much more comprehensive and current list of #gtchat transcripts, though, click here!

Transcripts:

  • 10.28.11
    • Where's that Article? How to Keep Your Digital Sanity - Click here. {Transcript in reverse}
  • 10.21.11
    • Supporting Gifted Learners to be Wise Digital Citizens - Click here. {Transcript in reverse}
  • 07.08.11
    • More than IQ: Why Investing in Testing Pays Off - Click here.
    • Supporting Gifted Learners in Middle School - Click here.
  • 06.24.11
    • ADHD: Prevalence, Misdiagnosis, and the Real Deal - Click here.
    • Options: Educational Considerations for Gifted Learners- Click here.
  • 06.17.11
    • Understanding and Supporting Introverts & Extraverts - Click here.
    • Organizational Tips for Gifted Learners - Click here.
  • 06.10.11
    • Acceleration: Myths, Truths, and What You Really Need to Know - Click here.
    • 7 Savvy Ways to Use Your Blog to Impact! - Click here.
  • 06.03.11
    • Discovering: What It Means to Be a Linchpin (Work of Seth Godin) - Click here.
  • 05.27.11
    • Understanding & Supporting Twice Exceptional Learners - Click here.
    • Making #Gifted Education Relevant - Click here.
  • 05.20.11
  • 05.13.11
    • Discovering Top Curriculum Models for Gifted Students- Click here.
    • Five Inexpensive Summer Activities & Adventures for Gifted- Click here.
  • 05.06.11
  • 04.29.11
    • Gifted Teens with Guest Expert Lisa Rivero- Click here.
    • EXPLORE: Why Kids Just Want R*E*S*P*E*C*T - Click here.
  • 04.01.11
    • Understanding More: Multipotentiality and Gifted - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 03.25.11
    • Defining the Perfect National/State Policy for Gifted Education with Guest Expert Tim Dracup - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 03.18.11
    • Dear Mr. President: An Advocacy Ideation Session - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Emotional Support for Kids in Times of Crisis - Click here. {Scroll to page 15 for start; apologies for the extra long transcript!}
  • 03.11.11
    • EXPLORE: 5 Programs that Engage and Inspire - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start. Note: Twitter was running quite slow this session.}
    • SHOW: How to Handle Stress in the Moment - Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 03.04.11
    • Clean Slate: Envisioning a New Future for Education - Click here. {Starts at top}
    • Defining: High Achievers, Gifted and Creative Learners - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
  • 02.18.11
    • A Deeper Look at Perfectionism - Click here. {Starts at top}
    • STEM with Guest Expert Dr. Susan Assouline of Belin-Blank - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
  • 02.11.11
    • Bonding: Supporting Kids Who Feel Lonely and Different - Click here. {Starts at top}
    • Intensity: A Closer Look at the 5 Overexcitabilities - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
  • 02.04.11
    • Discussing Grades: The Good, Bad and Ugly - Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 01.28.11
    • Big Decisions: Accelerate, School Change, Homeschool? - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • The Differentiated Classroom: Pros, Cons and Realities - Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 01.21.11
    • Teacher Relations: 10 Tips to Foster Hope and Support - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • Tips for Talking to Kids about Giftedness & Effort - Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 01.14.11
    • Best Ways For State Regional Associations to Impact - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • Communication Strategies for Parents of Teens and Tweens - Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 01.07.11
    • Best Parenting and Advocacy Resolutions for 2011- Click here. {Starts at the top}
    • Best Sites for Finding Scholarly Research Online - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
  • 12.10.10
    • Choice: Exploring Schooling Options for Gifted - Click here. {Starts at top}
    • Parenting the Entitlement Generation - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
  • 12.03.10
    • Characteristics and Identification of Creative Learners - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • Parenting on Steroids: Why Parenting Gifted Can Be Intense - Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 11.19.10
    • Casting Vision for 2011: How to Impact - Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • Creating a Digital Revolution - Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 11.12.10
    • Drive: Motivation and the Gifted Child - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 11.05.10
    • Types: Understanding Profiles of the Gifted with Guest Expert Dr. George Betts - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 10.29.10
    • Parenting with Patience: Time to Get Real with Support - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Up Close: Supporting Underachieving Gifted Learners - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 10.22.10
    • Best Tech Learning Tools for Educators and Parents - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Gifted Conferences Recap: Best Tools, Sites and Ideas - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 10.08.10
    • A Look at Labels and Their Impact: The Good, Bad, and Ugly - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
    • What Successful Intelligence Looks Like: How to Foster - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 10.01.10
    • Emotional Intensity in Gifted Kids with Guest Expert Christine Fonseca - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Sibling Wars: How to Support Individuality and Respect - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 09.24.10
    • Impact 101: Why Gifted Organizations Thrive or Fail - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Let's Get Real: Smart Affective Goals for Gifted Kids - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 09.17.10
    • Online Learning for Gifted: Pros, Cons, Future - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
    • What Research Shows: The Ability Grouping Debate - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 09.10.10
    • Blogging for Gifted: Round-up of Best Sites and Practices - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Can Creativity Be Taught? How to Inspire Flow and Growth - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 09.03.10
    • Imposter Syndrome: Exploring "I'm Too Much" and "I'm Not Enough" - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 08.27.10
    • Back to Homework: More Tips for Struggle-free Nights- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Gifted Peeps: Why Gifted Kids Need Each Other/Groups - Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 08.20.10
    • Preparing Our #Gifted Kids for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Twice Exceptional:Challenges/Support/New Resources- Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start of chat. Links start at 10pm/GMT}
  • 08.13.10
    • Parent/Teacher Communication: How 2 Build Rapport- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Parents Aligned: New Tools to Kick Off Support Groups- Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 08.06.10
    • Arts & Humanities: Best Links/Resources- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start of chat/Resource links start at 1pm}
    • Beyond Homework: Finding Activities that Inspire- Click here. {Scroll all the way to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 07.30.10
    • Starting Off 2010-2011 School Year Well: Tips/Support- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 07.23.10
    • History Hysteria: Finding Fascinating Sites/Resources- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 07.16.10
    • Brain Boost or Brain Drain: Teaching GT Kids Self-care- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Critical Feedback: How to Help Kids Embrace Mistakes- Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 07.09.10
    • School Days: Addressing Fall 2010 Concerns & Hopes- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Role Models: Delving into the Best Biographies for Gifted Students- Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 07.02.10
    • Tweens & Teens: Confronting Tough ?s re: Life/School- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Math Mania: Finding the Best Sites/Resources/Tools- Click here. {Scroll to 10:20pm/GMT for start of links}
  • 06.25.10
    • Lightening Up: Why & How Humor = Sanity for Gifted- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Making a Tough Choice: Schooling Options Unplugged- Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 06.18.10
    • Science Exploration: Best Sites for GT Students/Kids- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Mistaken Identity: When Others Don't Get "Gifted"- Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 06.11.10
    • Confident Parenting: Myth or Magic - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Growing Up Too Fast: Society & Gifted Pressure Cooker - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 06.04.10
    • Picture This: How 2 Best Support Non-Verbal Strengths - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Raising Independent Thinkers Who Listen/Learn/Lead - Click here. {Cut off 1st half of chat/Scroll to 11:30 start}
  • 05.28.10
    • GT Advocacy Polarities: Digging Deep into Divisions - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Taking #gtchat to the Next Level: A Global Movement - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 05.21.10
    • The Birth of a GT School: Making it Happen/How? - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • The "Gifted Label Debate: Marketing Dilemma - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 05.14.10
    • Best Web sites/Blogs & Back-talking #Gifted Kids: Asynchrony or Attitudes- Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Ability Grouping/Clustering - Click here. {Lost first 20 minutes to Twitter difficulties; scroll to 11:20 pm/GMT for start}
  • 05.07.10
    • "Gifted" Definitions: Do Variances Hurt GT Ed? - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 04.30.10
    • Trouble Signs: Depression/Anger/Narcissism/Isolation - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Everyday Social Life of #Gifted Kids: Proactive Support - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 04.23.10
    • Dealing with Little Lawyers & Bossiness - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
    • Understanding & Supporting Visual-Spatial Learners - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 04.16.10
    • Discerning Personality Types/Strengths: Why It Matters - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Going Crazy? Why Parenting the Gifted Can Be Tough - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 04.09.10
    • Biggest Worries of #Gifted Children/Teens Today - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • IQ Testing: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 04.02.10
    • Framing GT Advocacy Arguments in Today's Climate - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
    • Navigating Family Dynamics to Find Sanity Amid Chaos - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 03.26.10
    • Exploring the Power of Mentorships for Gifted Students - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
    • When/Why/How to Talk about the #Gifted Label - Click here. {Scroll to 4pm/GMT for start}
  • 03.19.10
    • Planning a Summer for #Gifted Kids: Camp, Pool, Both? - Click here.
    • Coping with Underachievement/Blending & Desires to Fit In - Click here. {Scroll to 11pm/GMT for start}
  • 03.12.10
    • Instilling Hope & Confidence in Gifted Kids Today – Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • Understanding the Many Facets of Perfectionism – Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 03.05.10
    • Creating Balance/Healthy Environment for Gifted Kids – Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • Disciplining the #Gifted Child: Fallacies & Facts –Click here {Starts at top}
  • 02.26.10
  • 02.19.10
    • Coping with Overexcitabilities and Intensities – Click here. {Scroll to 5 pm/GMT for start}
    • Launching a Parent Advocacy Group: How & Why? – Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 02.12.10
    • Homework: Battles or Bliss? – Click here. {Scroll to 5 pm/GMT for start}
    • Discovering Passion: Helping #Gifted Kids Find Inspiration – Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 02.06.10
    • Positively Dealing with Asynchronous Development – Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • Supporting Twice Exceptional Students – Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 01.29.10
    • Coping with GT Program Cuts: Pragmatic Survival Tips – Click here. {Scroll to 5pm/GMT for start}
    • Delving into the Digital Age: Tips and Tools – Click here. {Starts at top}
  • 01.22.10