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- Christian Unschooling: Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ
By Teri J Brown and Elissa M Wahl
For too many years, the segment of homeschoolers that consider themselves "Christians" and "unschoolers" have been ignored. Many thought one couldn't be both a Christian and an unschooler. But Teri Brown with Elissa Wahl expose that not only to Christian Unschoolers exist, they are growing in numbers. Through Christian Unschooling: growing your children in the freedom of Christ, the authors support Christian unschoolers everywhere--letting them know they are not alone. For those Christian parents who are facing school-at-home burnout form a strict schedule, they offer another path to learning.
Unschooling, child-led learning, free learning, interest based education, child-delighted learning--whatever you choose to call it, this book explains what unschooling is (and isn't) in easy-to-understand terms while holding your hand as you walk the unschooling pathway.
Many essays of unschoolers are included--offering their viewpoints, "typical days", opinions on lessons and learning, how they are guided by the Lord and much more.
Additionally, comprehensive information on starting an unschooling support group is included along with plenty of ideas to inspire you in the subjects of language arts, history, math, science and more.
- Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School
by Grace Llewellyn, Amy Silver
An empowering guide for parents who are concerned about their children's education but want to work within the school system Is your child falling behind in school? Working too hard at homework? Does he or she seem uncaring or distracted when asked to learn in the traditional way? In this book, parents discover the practical and inspirational tools they need to ensure that their children love learning and become truly educated. A parenting expert and an education expert empower parents with specific advice that goes beyond rote memorization and standard school practice so that they raise thinking, creative people who are full of joy. Whether parents want to homeschool or simply supplement their child's traditional school, Guerrilla Learning will help them instill a lifelong love of learning in every child. Grace Llewellyn (Eugene, OR) is the author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook and speaks widely on the subject of homeschooling. Amy Silver (Rileyville, VA) teaches parenting workshops. Her children have been homeschooled and have also attended traditional and alternative schools.
- Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow. : Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Love
by David H. Albert
"Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow." Education is just not so complicated! Gently and passionately, homeschooling advocate David H. Albert insists that the curriculum of love is not about externals. It is about what is essential in each individual human being, and in every child. Its code words are communication, inquisitiveness, acceptance, joy, honesty, and courage. It demands that we assist our children in seeking to embrace a world that is their own, and prepared to render up her secrets. It is about surprises, unveilings, moments of spontaneous recognition, journeys completed and new ones waiting to be undertaken. Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow. is a powerful, humorous, fearless, and thoroughly appealing approach to learning that relies on what everyone knows but few have the courage to act upon: love and freedom are the cornerstones of any education worthy of the name.
- Homeschooling Reflections
by Connie Colten
Homeschooling Reflections provides a look at a family of five children as they learn at home. Now four of the children are out in world. The book provides support for those deciding to start their own homeschooling journey, or for those who are started but wish to hear of a family with more experience. The oldest son attended school through fourth grade, the second kindergarten, and then there was un/homeschooling until the college years. Chris, the oldest, has a degree in accounting. He's married with a daughter. Shawn has now completed his BA degree and will be attending UCLA in the fall to work on his master's in Theatre. Devin works as a journeyman in the Heating/AC field. Donika attends community college majoring in dance and music. And Trevor still learns at home.
- I Learn Better by Teaching Myself and Still Teaching Ourselves
by Agnes Leistico
This new edition combines two popular books under one cover. How a homeschooling mother learned to trust her children-and herself-to learn in new ways. Covers elementary years through high school. These books are especially good for anyone wrestling with the question of "how much structure should there be in a homeschool?"
- Teenage Liberation Handbook : How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, The
An estimated 700,000 American children are now taught at home. This book tells teens how to take control of their lives and get a "real life." Young people can reclaim their natural ability to teach themselves and design a personalized education program. Grace Llewellyn explains the entire process, from making the decision to quit school, to discovering the learning opportunities available.
- Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom, The
by Mary Griffith
Unschooling, a by-product of the widespread homeschooling movement, is a unique approach to education--one that uses children's natural curiosity to propel them into a world of learning. This practical guides reveals the secrets of unschooling success even as it addresses the misconceptions and criticism unschoolers may encounter.
- Unschooling Unmanual, The
The Natural Child Project
The Unschooling Unmanual features 11 essays by 8 writers: Nanda Van Gestel, Jan Hunt, Daniel Quinn, Rue Kream, Kim Houssenloge, Earl Stevens, and Mary Van Doren.
Through engaging personal stories, examples, and essays, the writers offer inspiration and encouragement for seasoned and prospective unschoolers alike.