Charlotte began taking notes when a parent was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was urged to share her writings with a larger audience and published her first book. As a teacher of gifted students, she noticed a similar structure of support was in play. Both groups did not have a voice…
For populations without voice or power
their well-being depends on a three-legged stool of family, professionals, and advocates. A family member, a teacher, and then an advocate, Charlotte found her niche working as a bridge of support between the three legs of the stool. She continues to write and advocate for both groups.
She advocated with state lawmakers:
“Charlotte is my most trusted advisor in the gifted child arena in education…”
Washington State Senator Ann Rivers
My Writing Blog
By Charlotte A. Akin Back when I was a teacher, I would occasionally have the problem student whose mother came in for a conference. When I expressed the problem and spent real time going over possible solutions, sometimes it would result in positive change. But...
My November 2018 blog laid out a number of indicators of gifted children being treated differently in America’s schools. When compared to special education students, for example, the referral and assessment processes – and services - are widely different. That...
The question is real. Are gifted children treated differently in our schools than other children? Schools focus on special education children. Serious amounts of money from both state and federal governments are available. Children who come into schools not...