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Education is Better with Friends

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Professional connections made at SENG 2014

At G3, we place a strong emphasis on community.  We try to provide an atmosphere that encourages collaboration and friendship among students.  So it is only natural that we should develop connections between teachers and complementary programs, too.

Last summer, I had the pleasure of being seated next to Barry Gelston of Mr. Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse at the SENG conference in San Jose.  We quickly realized that we not only shared the distinction of being fellow SENG Honor Roll Nominees, but we also shared an educational perspective and several students.

Mr. Gelston and Headmistress Guinevere take a blurry SENG selfie!

Barry introduced me to Corin Barsily Goodwin and her colleagues at Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, pointing me towards the fantastic work they do in assisting gifted and 2e children and their families. With the obvious crossover to our mission at Online G3, it was a no-brainer to become a Premium Plus Institutional Member of GHF and support their efforts.

Since then, our three organizations have grown and changed, while Barry, Corin, and I have shared ideas and plans for the future in our mutual quest to help families find the best educational options for their gifted children.

Please take a moment to check out Mr. Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse for more information about Teen Collaborative Learning featuring Algebra & Programming, Solutions Journalism, and Data Lab.  Also consider becoming a GHF member and adding some GHF Online elective classes to your child’s schedule. Current G3 families will discover that GHF Online now uses the same E-lecta webinar software as G3 – just one of the many positive side effects of the new professional connections between GHF, Mr. Gelston, and Online G3.

Jaime Smith is also known as Headmistress Guinevere at  She is the President and CEO of Online G3, Inc., and she teaches literature and grammar at G3.

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