M. René Islas, executive director of the National Association for Gifted Children, joined Marc Webb, director of the film Gifted, for a chat with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio.
The film peers into the complicated process of educating gifted children and provides a hopeful reminder that we must not only see these children, but must understand, teach, and challenge young gifted minds for their sake and not ours.
"It is our hope that Gifted will raise awareness about the need to support gifted and talented children to become what they are, not what we want them to be," said Webb and Islas in The High Flyer. "We see the challenges that Mary and her uncle face, and we learn that obstacles can be overcome. As Mary’s uncle said, 'I must be doing something right.' Let’s all do something right and ensure that everyone truly understands the challenges facing gifted children and their families, especially those in poverty and from minority groups."