Joanne Foster, EdD

Joanne Foster, Ed.D., is a parent, teacher, gifted education specialist, educational consultant, and award-winning author. 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 Being Smart about Gifted Education (2009), and Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids (2014). She is the sole author of Not Now, Maybe Later: Helping Children Overcome Procrastination (2015), and Bust Your BUTS: Tips for Teens Who Procrastinate (2017). Dr. Foster’s work focuses on supporting and encouraging children’s well-being—including their intelligence, creativity, productivity, and self-confidence. Her articles have been featured in publications around the world. She taught Educational Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 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