Suki Wessling presents “This is Not Your Mother’s Homeschool: Meeting the 21st Century Challenge”
When I started homeschooling, the iPhone had just been released. YouTube was a little startup. Khan Academy consisted of Sal Khan sending videos to his cousin. To say a lot has changed is the understatement of the year. Homeschooling parents still have those age-old concerns: When will my child learn to read? Memorize multiplication tables? Empty the dishwasher without being asked? (You can always dream!) But modern homeschooling parents have lots more to grapple with: Does online education work? Is my kid spending too much time gaming? Did they just write that awesome essay by asking ChatGPT to do it?
Let’s get together and shut out the noise: Let’s talk about what homeschooling is really about, how modern technology and lifestyle offers new choices and challenges, and what you hope to achieve in the end. Our homeschool elders did a lot right, but they had a lot fewer choices. How do we shut out the FOMO and focus on what matters? How do we choose when the opportunities seem endless? How do we prepare our kids for whatever it is that they’ll find when they walk out the homeschool door and into their adult lives?
Suki Wessling is a writer of widely published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She has worked as a college English teacher, small press publisher, graphic designer, and journalist. Suki writes about gifted children, education, and homeschooling, with an emphasis on serving the emotional and academic needs of unusual learners. Her books, From School to Homeschool (Great Potential Press) and Exploring Homeschooling for your Gifted Learner (National Association for Gifted Children), introduce parents seeking alternative educational approaches for their gifted children to the basics of homeschooling. Suki is also the author of Hanna, Homeschooler, a chapter book, and Homeschool with Confidence, a goal-setting guide for teens. Suki teaches writing, literature, and education classes for children and adults in person and online at Athena’s Advanced Academy (http://www.athenasacademy.com/). She writes a blog about learning for kids at kidblog.sukiwessling.com (http://kidblog.sukiwessling.com/)
and produces The Babblery podcast at babblery.com (http://babblery.com/).
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You are invited to a Zoom Session for The GHF Gifted Home Education Conference – Come as You Are: Authenticity and Acceptance. (Link leads to the event in the GHF Forum – Member Content)
Friday June 2, 2023 3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET (US and Canada)
Topic: Day 1 Homeschooling Evening Event
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