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- Kandoo Kangaroo Hops into Homeschoo
by Susan Ratner, Bryan Miller (Illustrator)
When a young kangaroo asks a lot of questions, her parents know it's time to homeschool. The little 'roo thinks there's too much to learn, but her doubt turns into delight when she uses her driveway for a blackboard and learns she "Kandoo" all things through Christ who gives her strength.
- Language Wars and Other Writings for Homeschoolers
by Ruth Beechick
- Learning At Home : A Mother's Guide To Homeschooling, Revised Edition
by Marty Layne
Marty Layne distills her 20 years of homeschooling experience into an easy-to-read, informative guide to homeschooling and parenting in general. Filled with practical suggestions and original ideas, this book can be read again and again.
- Learning in Spite of Labels
by Joyce Herzog
- Little Book of Big Reasons to Homeschool, The
by David D'escoto, Kim D'escoto
In a friendly conversational tone The Little Book of BIG Reasons to Homeschool addresses the benefits of home education to mind, body, and soul while answering the tough questions about homeschooling-- academics, socialization, spiritual training, and more.
- Look at Christian Home School Co-op Groups, A
by William F. Denman PhD
Bill and his wife, Donna, home schooled their children, one of which was special needs, for over sixteen years and were involved in a Christian home school co-op for several of those years. This book takes a brief look at Christian home school co-op groups, although not originally intended to look just at Christian co-op groups. It is based on a two-part survey, the first part specifically about various aspects of the co-op itself. The second part of the survey was to find out information about the home schooling families that were involved in the co-op movement itself. The results were surprising in some respects, while not so surprising in others. Home schooling families not involved in a co-op, Christian or otherwise, as well as those families that are already involved will find this short book of interest and are all encouraged to pass as much information along to others after they read this material.
- Marching to a Different Drum: Successful Learning for All Kids
by Arthur P. Attwell (Editor)
What greater reward can a teacher experience than to see a student’s eyes sparkle with the wonderment of learning? "Marching to a Different Drum: Successful Learning for All Kids" provides six keys into the teaching-learning process through applying brain-mind research to each child’s learning style. These applications allow every child to experience the joy of learning—even those considered slow learners or developmentally delayed.
- McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion, The
by Laura Saba, Julie Gattis
An all-inclusive guide for the parents of the 1.5 million homeschooled children Homeschooling, once an alternative to conventional education, is experiencing a boom all across America and has become a highly valued option for more and more mainstream parents. The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion provides parents with a complete, authoritative, truly balanced guide to every aspect of homeschooling, from the primary years through high school. This all-in-one manual covers the different approaches to homeschooling as well as the specific methods for setting up the home learning environment, including legal requirements, supplies, and lesson plans. Individual chapters examine the stages of homeschooling: what curriculum planning involves, the indispensable tools for the home classroom, computer use, and tips and techniques on teaching all the core curriculum requirements. Special features include comprehensive treatment of standardized testing, state by state; practical counsel on integrating homeschooling and living in the outside world; 10 favorite homeschool suppliers; websites; and homeschooling laws for all 50 states.
- Mom Just Like You, A
by Vickie Farris, Jayme Farris
Let's face it...the bulk of home schooling falls on mom's shoulders. Although very rewarding, it is not an easy task. No one knows this better than home schooling mother of 10, Vickie Farris. Through her warm, practical style, Farris, will fill you with encouragement and practical suggestions for those days when the challenge seems overwhelming. And for those thinking of embarking on the home school adventure, she offers her insights gleaned from years of experience, giving confidence and resolve. After all, she's a mom just like you. Hey Mom...you can do it!
- Moments for Homeschool Moms
by Beth Sharpton
Moments for Homeschool Moms contains 52 devotionals written for the homeschool mom—to encourage her to remember that God carries her and not the other way around. A homeschool teacher has a tendency to burn out because she expects too much from herself and not enough from God. These devotionals are weekly reminders that God is the main source for daily reliance.
- More Charlotte Mason Education
by Catherine Levison
Thousands of home educators benefited from the practical ideas contained Catherine Levison's primer, A Charlotte Mason Education. Now Catherine takes an in-depth journey offering even more ideas for implementing the popular methods of Charlotte Mason into home schooling. In this concise and practical guide, Levison presents the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods as contained in her six-volume series. A perfect companion to her first book, More Charlotte Mason Education will continue to guide your family down an enjoyable and successful path of home schooling.
- Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League
by Paula Penn-Nabrit
Home schooling has long been regarded as a last resort, particularly by African-American families. But in this inspirational and practical memoir, Paula Penn-Nabrit shares her intimate experiences of home-schooling her three sons, Charles, Damon, and Evan. Paula and her husband, C. Madison, decided to home-school their children after racial incidents at public and private schools led them to the conclusion that the traditional educational system would be damaging to their sons’ self-esteem. This decision was especially poignant for the Nabrit family because C. Madison’s uncle was the famed civil rights attorney James Nabrit, who, with Thurgood Marshall, had argued Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court; to other members of their family, it seemed as if Paula and C. Madison were turning their backs on a rich educational legacy.
But ultimately, Paula and C. Madison felt that they knew what was best for their sons. So in 1991—when Evan was nine and twins Charles and Damon were eleven—the children were withdrawn from the exclusive country day school they’d been attending.
- Nebel's Elementary Education: Creating a Tapestry of Learning
by Bernard J. Nebel
Gives both subject content and teaching methods for a complete, superior K-6 education. Especially strong in the sciences, also addresses economics, government, and character education. The 3Rs are integrated throughout. Each subject is presented in a logically building, integrated sequence that leads to broad comprehensive understanding. Child-centered, investigative approach throughout, including hundreds of hands-on activities, promises to foster love of learning. Gives web references and additional support for users.
- One Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool Moms
by Jackie Wellwood.
Homeschooling is a growing trend in the United States; and the lifestyle of these moms is unique. A homeschooler herself, Jackie Wellwood shares with honesty her own stories and struggles and how they drew her closer to the Lord. Each devotional has a scripture, prayer, and questions that help moms take a realistic look at situations and how Scripture can be applied daily in their lives. With understanding and compassion, Wellwood gently points fellow homeschooling moms to the Savior who is their strength.
- One Hundred and One More Devotions for Homeschool Moms
by Jackie Wellwood.
A homeschooling mother of seven provides a much-requested sequel to her popular devotional, blending real experiences with encouraging scriptural insight while reassuring moms that they are not alone in their struggles.
- One Hundred One Great Homeschool Teaching Tips from the Sycamore Tree
by Sandra L. Gogel
- Organized Home Schooler, The
by Vicki Caruana
A veteran educator has compiled her most-requested homeschooling workshop material so that families can become more proficient in educating their kids. Covering issues like time management, space usage and materials, Vicki Caruana addresses a variety of organizational needs to help families structure not only their work areas, but also their thinking, their paperwork--and each other! By the book's end, she inspires readers to re-evaluate, reorganize, and form new habits, leaving behind the stress and inefficiency of a cluttered life.
- Pajama School - stories from the life of a homeschool graduate
by Natalie Wickham
Do you get to wear your pajamas to school? Do you have recess or snow days? What about socialization? Every homeschooler fields dozens of questions like these. Natalie goes beyond providing simple answers and shares candidly about the experiences that led her to conclude that education is about much more than academics. Whether you have been homeschooling since the days of the New England Primer or are just embarking on this educational adventure, you will find hope, humor, and an ample dose of reality in the pages of Pajama School.
- Parent's Guide to Home Schooling, A
by Tamra Orr
Whether a family is just beginning to explore the option of homeschooling their children or is already homeschooling and needs additional assistance, this guide will lead them to answers, resources, and organizations that can help. From answering tricky legal questions about requirements and the use of the public school playground at recess to raising well-rounded children away from the mainstream school system, the advice and encouragement in this book will help parents find exactly what they need. Essays from homeschooling experts and parents with valuable experience to share are included, along with detailed listings of local and national homeschool support groups, state-by-state laws, and recommended books and publications.
- Parent's Homework Dictionary
by Dan J. McLaughlin
The Parent's homework Dictionary is a reference guide for all adults/parents. This book assists adults in understanding concepts from their child's homework assignments. Concepts begin with kindergarten carry on through the high school years - and beyond. The Spanish Edition is bilingual to help parents and students transition to English.
- Quiet Moments for Homeschool Moms and Dads
by Vicki A. Brady
- Real Life Homeschooling
by Rhonda Barfield
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From the city to the country, apartments to split-levels, you'll enter each household and see education in action. Discover the challenges and rewards of tailoring instruction to each child's needs while catering to his or her inquisitiveness and curiosity. See why the number of children being taught by their parents is growing nationwide -- at home, there are no overcrowded classrooms, no unknown dangers lurking in the halls, and no doubts as to the quality of the education. Whether you are just contemplating homeschooling or are a veteran seeking fresh ideas and help in overcoming obstacles -- look no further: Real-life Homeschooling shows just how practical and rewarding it is to educate children and provide them with what they need most -- you!
- Right to Teach, The: The Struggle & Triumph of Homeschoolers in America
by Christopher J. Klicka
The Right to Teach: The Struggle & Triumph of Homeschoolers in America covers the history of the modern home school movement, with many stories of God's faithfulness to homeschool families fighting in court for the right to educate their children. It is a book that can be read by older kids and adults alike to give them an appreciation for all the sacrifices of homeschool families to win the freedom we enjoy today. The Right to Teach concludes with a call to readers to always remain vigilant and active in protecting our precious freedom to teach our children in God's ways.
- Seasons of a Mother's Heart
by Sally Clarkson (Editor), Clay Clarkson (Editor)
Each of the essays in Seasons of a Mother’s Heart is a window on some aspect of the inner life of being a homeschooling mother. Sally brings to each one her experience as a seasoned mother of four children who have been homeschooled from birth. She also brings over 20 years of experience in ministry as a missionary, teacher, and discipler of women, and her personal relationship with the Savior for over 25 years. She opens the windows of the heart to let in the light of God’s truth that alone is able to dispel the darkness that the enemy is spreading. She writes to encourage other mothers to persevere and not to give up. It is a message of hope and gentle admonition that Christian homeschooling mothers need to hear. Sally’s personal encouragement and inspiring insights will lift your heart and help you keep going as a Christian homeschooling mother.
Each chapter in Seasons of a Mother’s Heart includes a brief Bible study, engaging small group discussion questions, practical ideas for “living the Word,” a thought-provoking quote, and a picture from Sally’s home life. It is designed to be used either alone as a devotional, or in a group with other mothers. We have been so encouraged to hear from many homeschooling mothers who are reading and discussing Seasons in a small group or Bible study. Please let us know if you are using the book in a small group.
- Side by Side : Families Learning and Living the Faith Together
by Delia Halverson
Even in churches that attract large numbers of families, the education program frequently suffers from a lack of participation. Parents may feel that Sunday is their only time to be together as a family and are hesitant to spend an hour separated from their children in Sunday school. Side-by-Side is a book of Sunday school lessons that allow parents and children to learn about the Christian faith alongside one another. Also an excellent resource for mid-week programs and for intergenerational or family retreats.
- Slow and Steady Get Me Ready: A Parents' Handbook for Children from Birth to Age 5
by June R. Oberlander
Slow And Steady Get Me Ready, written by a retired kindergarten teacher, has been revised and updated for parents and teachers who want to help preschool children learn and grow.
- Tells you when, how and what skills to develop
- An inexpensive phonetic approach for reading and spelling
- A complete readiness curriculum full of ideas
- Age-appropriate, developmental activities
- Activities are easy to understand and do
- Takes only about ten minutes for each activity
- Uses common household items
- Enriches the parent child bond with close interaction
- Important information on the early brain
- Includes measurable parameters to profile child development
- Gives tips for solving behavioral problems
- Develops preschool skills painlessly and in proper order
- One learning activity a week for five years
- 352 pages with 260 activities
- So - Why Do You Homeschool?
by Mimi Davis
So - WHY Do You Homeschool? will help homeschoolers clarify in their minds why they homeschool and prepare them to answer the myriad of questions they get from skeptics. Author Mimi Davis gives experienced homeschoolers the chance to see some new and updated research. She helps readers recognize the high calling experienced by homeschooling families. They will feel less nervous about the process. Davis encourages new and young homeschoolers in their daily relationship walk with their families. She states, "I hope they will begin to feel the sense of community that exists among homeschoolers."
- So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It
by Lisa Whelchel
Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many sincere parents never get past the "thinking about it" stage. Now Lisa Whelchel - herself a homeschooling mother of three - introduces fifteen real families and shows how they overcome the challenges of their unique homeschooling situations. This nuts-and-bolts approach deals with common questions of time management, teaching weaknesses, and outside responsibilities, as well as children's age variations, social and sports involvement, learning disabilities, and boredom. Seeing a wide variety of successfully homeschooling families in action will give parents the confidence to make their own dream of home-based education a reality.
- So You're Thinking about Homeschooling: Second Edition: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It
by Lisa, Whelchel
Discover the Diversity of Homeschooling Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many parents assume it could never work for them. Now an updated edition of So You're Thinking About Home Schooling by Lisa Whelchel - herself a homeschooling mother of three - introduces to readers fifteen composite portraits of homeschooling families who show how every family can successfully face the unique challenges of its situation. The story-based approach deals with common questions of time management, teaching weaknesses, and outside responsibilities, as well as children's age variations, social and sports involvement, learning disabilities, and boredom. Seeing a wide variety of homeschooling families in action gives parents the information and confidence they need to make their own decisions about home-based education. Includes a new chapter from Lisa and an all-new resource guide with recommendations from real-life homeschooling families!
- Spiritual Power of a Mother: Encouragement for the Home Schooling Mom, The
by Michael P. Farris
As one of the most noted proponents of home schooling, Michael Farris has had a number of letters written to him from home schooling moms on various issues where moms need encouragement. Michael's answers to these letters along with other articles that he has written encouraging mom make up the chapters of The Spiritual Power of a Mother. Topics which will be addressed include “The Power of a Mother's Prayer,” “The Power of a Mother's Teaching,” “The Power of a Mother's Protection,” “The Power of a Mother to Lift Her Children Higher than Herself,” “How Can I Dance if my Husband won't Lead?” “How Do I Know if my Children are Getting What They Should?” “What about Socialization?” “What about High School?” and many other topics.
- Successful Homeschool Family Handbook : A Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling, The
Raymond S. Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule. Instead of a cut-and-dried approach, you'll discover the freedom of a flexible program that encourages creativity and initiative.
- Survivor's Guide to Home Schooling
by Luann Schackelford, Susan White
Two home schoolers answer the questions: "Will I burn out? How do I teach at different levels? What if my child's not 'getting it'? How can my husband help?"
- Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
by John Holt, Pat Farenga
The classic work on teaching children at home, updated for today's new laws, new lifestyles, and a new generation of home-schooling parents.
Today more than one and a half million children are being taught at home by their own parents. In this expanded edition of the book that helped launch the whole movement, Pat Farenga has distilled John Holt's timeless understanding of the ways children come to understand the world and added up-to-the-moment practical advice.
Rather than proposing that parents turn their homes into miniature schools, Holt and Farenga demonstrate how ordinary parents can help children grow as social, active learners. Chapters on living with children, "serious play," children and work, and learning difficulties will be of interest to all parents, whether home schooling or not, as well as to teachers. This new edition is supplemented with financial and legal advice as well as a guide to cooperating with schools and facing the common objections to home schooling.
Teach Your Own not only has all the vital information necessary to be the bible for parents teaching their own children, it also conveys John Holt's wise and passionate belief in every child's ability to learn from the world that has made his wonderful books into enduring classics.
- Teaching Children : A Curriculum Guide to What Children Need to Know at Each Level Through Sixth Grade
Diane D. Lopez
An excellent educational approach which naturally integrates a Christian world view and Scriptural principles, Teaching Children draws on noted English educator Charlotte Mason and the Child-Light approach to learning. Child-Light puts children in touch with fine literature and teaches them through the use of "living books.".
- Teaching Montessori in the Home : The School Years
by Elizabeth G. Hainstock
Focusing on the two primary disciplines, math and language development, this enriching, easy-to-follow book teaches you how to effectively supplement your child's school education. Incorporating the famed Montessori method and principles of individual thinking and doing, Elizabeth G. Hainstock, teacher and mother, guides you and your child through a course of graduated exercises designed to increase ability. In mathematics, she begins with simple counting and ends with long division and the multiplication of fractions. In language development, she uses word games to teach such concepts as singular/plural, verb/noun, sentence parts, and many more. Filled with mathematical charts and tables and word lists, this new updated edition of the Montessori Home Method program builds and reinforces children's knowledge of two difficult-to-learn subjects as it increases their confidence in themselves and their work.
- Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style
by Harvey Bluedorn (Author), Laurie Bluedorn (Author)
How can you give your children the tools they need to teach themselves? Long ago students were first taught how to learn. Today, students are taught an encyclopedia of subjects trivia but they are not taught the basic skills of learning: to discover, to reason, and to apply. They are not taught the trivium.
Can you homeschool in a classical style without compromising your Christian principles? Classical Education must be sifted through the critical screen of the Scriptures to be transformed into a Biblical model.
Can you homeschool in a classical style without buckling under the burden? There is only so much time in the day. For every subject, and for every age, we have a workable plan which leaves you free to breathe. You can continue to use other approaches to homeschooling within the framework of classical education.
Is homeschooling about renewing family vision? The family is at the heart of God s plan for restoring Christian culture. Homeschooling is not alternative education. Homeschooling was here first. We want to restore Biblical order to education.
- Ten P's in a Pod : The Million-Mile Journal of a Home School Family
by Arnold Pent
Future historians may look back on the Arnold Pent family and describe them as the “first modern home school family.” Long before there were any state home schooling organizations or curriculum fairs, Arnold Pent declared his independence from government education and his dependence on Jesus Christ in the training of his children.
No one told him to do this. He simply read the Bible and determined to follow the clear principles found within its pages and to be obedient to God — regardless of the consequences.
Like all great visionary leaders, Arnold Pent was a man with many wonderful directives for his family. The world would probably describe these initiatives as eccentricities, but they were not. In fact, Arnold Pent discovered something that all fathers would be well advised to consider: True Christian leadership in the household is born in the fire of adversity. The noblest and most God-blessed expressions of biblical fatherhood are cultivated always and only by taking the path less traveled.
- Things We Wish We'd Known
by Bill & Diana Waring
Things We Wish We'd Known makes available to novices, long-timers, and parents just testing the waters, the time-earned secrets of 50 veteran homeschooling families. Pioneers and leaders in the homeschooling community discuss the concepts, the basics, the priorities, Christian character, and the blessings. An indispensable guide!
- Three R's, The
by Ruth Beechick
Three resources in one READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETIC! Learn how to take the mystery out of teaching the early grades with this practical, down-to-earth guidebook from Ruth Beechick. The book is divided into three sections that are tabbed for easy reference. The READING section tells how and when to begin phonics, and how to develop comprehension skills. The LANGUAGE section shows how to develop written language skills naturally, in the same way children learn oral language. The ARITHMETIC section explains how to teach understanding of math concepts, and not just memorization of facts. Bonus: A removable 2-sided wall chart for phonics and arithmetic.
- Timeless Teaching Tips
by Joyce Herzog
Good teaching is providing opportunities and an environment in which learning can occur. This book is Joyce's desire to help you to think like a teacher, whether at homeschool, classroom or Sunday school this book helps you turn them into a creative learning center!
- Tips and Tricks for Homeschooling Survival
by Ann Lloyd
We all have them, the days when nothing goes right. You wake up late, the kids are cranky, the dishwasher breaks, and the dog throws up on the rug. If you're tired of trying to do it all, this books for you. Tips and Tricks for Homeschooling Survival is a collection of tips, quotes, and practical advice to make homeschooling a little easier.
Tips and Tricks for: keeping records, selecting curriculum, interacting with the schools, finding time for yourself, keeping up with the housework, dealing with siblings, containing the clutter, and surviving as a homeschooling mom.
- Trivium Mastery: The Intersection of Three Roads: How to Give Your Child an Authentic Classical Home Education
by Diane Lockman
Enjoy the simplicity of an authentic classical Christian home education by teaching three simple skill sets to mastery:
Language, Critical Thinking, and Communication
Exposition of errors, though, is not enough. Home school parents need practical instructions for turning the idea of a classical Christian home education into reality. Diane shows you exactly how to teach these three skills through 12 real-life case studies with children ranging in age from 5 to 17 years old. Using her "must-know" checklists, Diane develops customized strategic semester plans for each child, a to-do list for the parents, and a to-do list for the children. Use these personal "makeovers" as a guide to develop your own strategic plans.
- Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas : 1,001 Best Learning Activities for Kids Ages 5-12, The
by Linda Dobson
As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom. You'll discover fun and educational activities for kids ages 3 to 12, including how to:
·Create maps based on favorite stories, such as Treasure Island or The Wizard of Oz
·Make letters out of French fries as an alphabet learning aid
·Explore architecture by building igloos, castles, and bridges with sugar cubes and icing
·Review spelling words by writing them on the sidewalk with chalk
·And many more!
This comprehensive collection of tried-and-true—and generally inexpensive—ideas provides the best-of-the-best homeschooling activities that can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone.
- Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book: Fun & Easy-To-Use Games & Activities To Help You Teach Your Children Fitness, Movement & Sport Skills, The
by Guy Bailey
The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book is a unique collection of partner and small group games that will make it easy for you to teach your children physical education at home. Written by an experienced physical educator, this user-friendly resource is packed with learning activities tested and proven to help develop fitness, movement, and sport-specific skills in participants of all ages. Now the home educator can liven up class sessions with success-oriented activities guaranteed to put fun back into P.E. and sport participation!
- Ultimate Homeschool Plan Book: Your Perfect Planner, The
by Penny E. Stone, A Champion Press Colaboration
Featuring ready-to-copy pages, this attractive planner can be used year after year after year. Simply choose which of the forms and sheets will be beneficial for you,make copies, and your set. And since you can photocopy and customize and change your planner from year to year, you will never have to purchase another! In addition to the every-imaginable worksheet and planning tool, THE ULTIMATE HOMESCHOOL PLAN BOOK features loads of articles to help guide you on your journey. You'll find article on how to schedule, how to balance your homeschool, organizing the home, budgeting your money and much more. After all we talked to hundreds of homeschoolers to find out what they wanted and needed in order to efficiently plan their homeschooling year. Then we created this planner to fill that need.
- Ultimate Homeschooling Handbook, The, (3rd Edition)
by Debra Bell
Now with updated lists of available resource materials and the latest information on homeschooling technology, this manual is your access guide to homeschooling-maximizing family life while providing a quality education for children. With wit and wisdom gleaned from years of experience, Debra Bell sets forth a compelling vision for the joys of home-based learning and the essential tools for success. The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling is a great tool for those who are merely thinking about homeschooling, as well as for veteran homeschoolers.
- Ultimate Lap Book Handbook, The
by Tammy Duby & Cyndy Regeling
A lapbook how-to that explains how to create lap books and gives ideas for creating them.
- Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling, The
by Kathy Ishizuka
If you seek guidance on homeschooling, or are considering this education option for your child, you'll need clear, thorough and practical information. This book will tell you: how to determine if homeschooling is right for your family; what's involved in complying with state regulations; how to choose a curriculum or create your own; how to motivate your child; and much more. Homeschoolers of every stage will find pertinent information, from insight on preschool issues to the college admissions process and beyond.
- Unprocessed Child, The: Living Without School
by Valerie Fitzenreiter
The Unprocessed Child is a work of nonfiction about a child raised with no coercion and no curriculum. Laurie Chancey spent her childhood immersing herself in topics of her own choosing. She was never forced to learn something simply because tradition and/or society said it was necessary. No one was looking over her shoulder to make sure she was learning the "proper" subjects.
Having never seen a textbook or taken a test, never used workbooks or any type of teaching techniques, Laurie scored in the top 10% of the state of Louisiana on her college entrance exam. She enrolled in college when she was eighteen, and graduated summa cum laude three and a half years later. Laurie is a bright adult, but her IQ is not why she did so well. She spent her life learning to learn and it’s something that now comes easily to her.
The Unprocessed Child was written by her mother and is full of examples of raising a child with respect and dignity. It is the first book written about a radically unschooled child who has now reached adulthood and is a responsible member of society.
Questions about the radical unschooling lifestyle are answered on topics ranging from socialization, parental responsibility, self-discipline, chores, bedtimes and much more. The book shows that it is not only possible to befriend your child, but that it is highly preferable to the struggles that so many parents go through with their children. It proves that school is not necessary for learning, socializing or motivation.
- 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.
- Upgrade: 10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child
by Kevin Swanson
A seasoned education advocate who works with thousands of families each year, Kevin Swanson provides an expert’s framework for positive learning experiences in Upgrade. He teaches the importance of healthy parent-child relationships and having a biblical foundation, regardless of whether or not a child is homeschooled.
- Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life
by Mary Griffith
Now that active homeschooling was coming to an end for our family, I found myself pondering its long-term effects: How different am I from the person I would have been if I'd not been a homeschooling parent? How have my interests and values changed because of our kids learning at home? How are my kids different from their peers? Suddenly, after all these years, I realized there was another homeschooling book in my head. But this book isn't another guide to how to homeschool, nor is it meant to help homeschooling parents survive the empty-nest syndrome. This book is personal. It's a reflection on how I (along with a few of my friends) came to homeschooling, how it affected us and our view of the world, and how those changes in us may spark changes around us.
- Virtual Schooling: A Guide to Optimizing Your Child's Education
by Elizabeth Kanna(Author), Lisa Gillis (Author), Christina Culver (Author)
Today, millions of school-age children are learning outside of a traditional classroom and using cutting edge educational options. Policy experts predict that in a decade half of all education will be delivered virtually. In Virtual Schooling three top authorities help you navigate the fastest growing movement in education -- regardless of whether your child attends public school, private school or is home schooled. You’ll discover how to find opportunities and programs to optimize your child’s learning, strengths and aptitudes. Create a personalized learning plan for your child, which can remove barriers, ignite their passions and propel your child to new levels of learning. Prepare your child for success in the workplace in any future economy.