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ERIC Number: EJ1001812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The Capeless Crusader: Eight Great Powers of a Middle School Super Advocate
Deitz, Christine
Parenting for High Potential, v2 n3 p8-10 Dec 2012
Today's gifted children in middle school truly need advocates to ensure that school remains challenging through the middle grades and that the actions related to learning and talent development are positive experiences. Middle-grade advocates need a reason, a bit of prep, and a plan in order to be super advocates for children. As Chair for the Middle Grades Network, this author states that it has been an absolute pleasure to be part of an important advocacy group for middle school children. The purpose of the network is to not only advocate for the needs of gifted middle school children, but to provide stakeholders with ideas and strategies for advocacy. Middle school children have unique social, emotional, and academic needs. Children require parents and professionals to team together to create a powerful alliance to ensure gifted children in middle school are nurtured and challenged in positive and creative ways as they mature into young adults. This article discusses eight quick and easy strategies for effective advocacy. (Contains 4 online resources.)
National Association for Gifted Children. 1331 H Street NW Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-785-4268; Fax: 202-785-4248; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A