On Homeschool Monitoring

homeschool monitoring

In her March 2, 2017 Washington Post article, “These activists want greater home-school monitoring. Parent groups say no way,” Lisa Lednicer discussed possible additional regulations for homeschoolers in response to claims of abuse and neglect. We at GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum felt the need to add to the conversation. GHF … Continue reading

GHF in the Philippines

Philippines

As the GHF Philippines Regional Contact, Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag attended the Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE) conference, where she provided information and distributed GHF’s free brochures. Though most of the attendees were teachers and school staff, many parents did attend. Teresa met with some of the guest speakers 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

Lincoln Butters’ Hero’s Journey

Lincoln, 10, participated in the spring semester of GHF Online’s Harry Potter and the Hero’s Journey class taught by Allison Stieger. He really enjoyed stepping through each book to examine how the hero’s journey could be applied, as well as how mythology influenced the stories. His semester-end project was to apply the hero’s journey to his own life. Lincoln chose to share his journey from the “ordinary world” of attending school and “crossing the threshold” to the extraordinary world of homeschooling. He has found many mentors and allies on his journey, including his excellent instructors at GHF Online. Continue reading