Joanne Foster, EdD

Joanne Foster, Ed.D., is a parent, teacher, gifted education expert, educational consultant, and award-winning author. Her newest book (July, 2019) is ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids: Hundreds of Ways to Inspire Your Child. Dr. Foster’s work focuses on supporting and encouraging children’s well-being—including their intelligence, creativity, productivity, and self-confidence. She conducts teacher-training workshops, gives presentations to educators and parent organizations in local, national, international, and online forums, and serves on advisory committees concerning children’s education and optimal development. She is co-author (with Dona Matthews) of the award-winning book Being Smart about Gifted Education, and also Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids. Dr. Foster is sole author of Not Now, Maybe Later: Helping Children Overcome Procrastination, and Bust Your BUTS: Tips for Teens Who Procrastinate (a 2018 IBPA Silver Benjamin Franklin Award winner). Her articles are featured in publications around the world. She taught Educational Psychology at the University of Toronto for twelve years, and she continues to provide leadership in the areas of giftedness and high-level development—in schools and communities across Canada, and beyond. To find out more, please go to