GHF Latin Course Descriptions

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GHF Online is pleased to partner with Justin Schwamm and the Tres Columnae Project to offer Latin for today’s learners! Conventional foreign language textbooks are filled with long vocabulary lists, grammar charts, and disconnected presentations of language and culture. The Tres Columnae Project breaks with that tradition, and is instead … Continue reading

Fall 2016 GHF Ambassador Update

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Gwyn Ridenhour: Our Hybrid Education and STEAM Advocate GHF Ambassador Gwyn Ridenhour is a former children’s librarian, a home educator, and the founder and author of STEAM-Powered Classroom, where you can find creative, student-centered education ideas along with a children’s non-fiction resource review vlog. She has two profoundly gifted kids, … Continue reading

Finding Mentors – an excerpt from Writing Your Own Script

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Following is an excerpt on Finding Mentors from Writing Your Own Script:  A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development by Corin Barsily Goodwin and Mika Gustavson, MFT   ~~~~~~ Adults, young adults, and older youths can be great resources for gifted and 2e children. Many older people are thrilled to … Continue reading

From the Board: Ten Years Ago!

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Ten years ago, a group of parents felt frustrated at the lack of understanding and resources available for kids like theirs. Though they didn’t actually know what “kids like theirs” meant at that time, although clearly something different was happening. The needs of their children were difficult or impossible to … Continue reading

Bees on the Roof: A Book Review

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Most of our experience, our knowledge and our thinking is organized as stories. —Daniel Pink Learning through stories is different than learning by memorizing facts or individual ideas. Stories provide a context for information and, if well-written, create an emotional connection, helping our brains understand and retain specific facts and … Continue reading

Beyond K12: Career (and Life) Options

by Wes Beach Young people are inundated with similar, prescriptive, one-size- fits-all messages that come at them from many directions: The surest route to a successful life is to build an exceptional record in K-12 schools, especially in high school, proceed directly to a prestigious college or university, earn a degree, and sincerely … Continue reading

GHF Press Books Now Available Worldwide!

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GHF strives to support and advocate on behalf of gifted and twice-exceptional families throughout the world. Our online global presence gives families and professionals access to timely information about the issues and needs facing this unique population through our online community, free brochures, blog hops, articles, online classes, and so … Continue reading

College Admissions for Homeschoolers: Three More Inevitable Questions

“Being homeschooled isn’t enough to make you interesting anymore.” This is what one college admissions officer shared with me during a recent phone interview, an interview I’d requested as part of my research for my first book about college admissions for homeschoolers. It certainly wasn’t a perspective I had expected to … Continue reading

Enough Kids for a Basketball Team: Finding extracurricular activities with multiple children

With six children, many factors come into play when we look for extracurricular activities. The children’s individual interests and aptitudes are of course most important, but cost in time and money are also big factors. Also, the age spread among my children, from teens to toddlers, can make finding activities … Continue reading

Pirates, Politics and Poets: A look at the 16th-19th centuries

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For several years now, I have been preparing this course about pirates and world history, called Pirates, Politics and Poets. One of my children created the spark when he said he wanted to study pirates, but not just their lifestyles. Why did they go to sea? What were the political, social, or … Continue reading

Middle College: An Alternative for High Schoolers

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As many parents of gifted and 2e teenagers experience, the typical public high school often does not fulfill their children’s educational and intellectual needs. Being bored in your favorite class does nothing to support a love of learning. Since most classes in high school run a full school year, students … Continue reading