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- Building a Homeschool One Room At A Time: Teaching with Mary's Philosophy and Using Martha's Methodologies
by Carrie De Francisco
Whether you are a Mary or a Martha, you CAN homeschool!
"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain." Psalm 127:1
With a Mary heart, we can allow the Lord to be the Master Builder of our homes. And since He is the center of our homes, we can teach using Martha's methods knowing our labor will not be in vain. This book is not about the perfect curriculum, the best educational philosophy, or even how to teach like a master. It is about helping each of us, the Mary's and the Martha's, to use God's blueprint to organize our lives in such a way that we can develop a Mary philosophy using a Martha approach. The ideas in this book are to help you and me build a homeschool, one room at time, God's way.
- Building a Homeschool: One Prayer at a Time: Praying Nehemiah's Words With Esther's Boldness
by Carrie De Francisco
"Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain". Building a Homeschool: One Prayer At A time focuses on this passage from Psalms. If the "walls" or fences of our homeschools are dilapidated, the gates is non functional or the watchmen (moms) are asleep, the walls can come crashing down. As homeschooling moms, we need to align our lives, our lessons, and our values with God's will for our families and to protect our homes in prayer. Otherwise, we stand in vain and our walls could come crumbling down. Each chapter in Building a Homeschool: One Room at a Time focuses on a chapter from the Book of Nehemiah with excerpts from Esther's life. Each chapter is structured as a devotional with lessons from God's Word and personal applications for your daily life. At the end of each chapter three sections are included: Nehemiah's Petitions, Esther's Plans and the Lord's Prayer. In the first section, prayers from Nehemiah are paraphrased and reworded for the homeschooling mom to pray while in the second section, bible study questions are included to be used as a personal bible study, during family devotions or with other homeschooling moms in a small bible study group. In the last section The Lord's Prayer is used to teach our children how to be men and women of action by teaching them how to have a vibrant prayer life.
- Clint's Story: A Public Schoolteacher's Case for Homeschooling
by John Evans (Author)
Are you thinking about homeschooling your children? Do you already educate your children at home but want to do a better job? Have you wondered about common objections against homeschooling? This book is for you! "Clint's Story is an inspiring and practical book. It holds a unique place among other 'how to home school' works in that it is written by a former public schoolteacher originally skeptical about homeschooling until his own son struggled in public school. John Evans' writing style reflects the man: God-honoring, honest, and heartfelt. A 'must read' for beginning and veteran homeschoolers alike!" --Katy Jones, 20 year homeschool veteran and former substitute teacher for John Evans.
- Duggars: 20 and Counting!, The: Raising One of America's Largest Families--How they Do It
by Jim Bob Duggar (Author), Michelle Duggar (Author)
The Duggars: 20 and Counting! is a behind-the-scenes look at the supersize family that fascinates millions of television viewers around the world. From Idaho to Istanbul, people want to know how Arkansas parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar efficiently and lovingly manage seventeen (soon to be eighteen) happy, homeschooled children without going into debt -- or losing their minds!
Pre-order. Available December 2008.
- Educating Children at Home: How Children Learn at Home
by Alan Thomas (Author), Harriet Pattison (Author)
With increasing numbers of parents choosing to educate their children at home, an opportunity exists to explore education outside the school environment. Parents often discover that classroom approaches to teaching and learning do not easily translate into the home. As a result, some radically adjust their approach to educating their children, in some instances virtually abandoning any structured teaching or learning. Focusing on informal learning, this text examines in depth how children can acquire an education simply through everyday experiences. The text sets out to challenge fundamental assumptions about the nature of teaching and learning. Research has been drawn from a wide cross-section of parents from 100 home-educating families.
- Family Ties: Relationships, Socialization, and Home Schooling
by Wyatt Gary
Relying on a decade-long participant observation study, this book focuses on the salience of parent-child relationships for home schooling. Those experiences with traditional schools emerge as a major motive for home schooling. The quality of the relationships that develop between parents and children are the major predictor of a successful home schooling experience. Comparing the socialization between traditional schooling and home schools, Family Ties: Relationships, Socialization and Home Schooling investigates significant controversies in these two separate environments. Professor Gary Wyatt is able to represent a parent with both experiences and contends to dispel the typical home schooling critiques. The efforts of home schooling parents to negotiate favorable identities with others and the techniques used to manage the anxiety associated with this unconventional lifestyle are explored.
- Haystack Full of Needles, A Catholic Home Educator's Guide to Socialization
by Alice Gunther
Most of us at one time or another have had to wrestle with the issue of socialization, either when dealing with friends and family members who question our decision to home educate, or when in our own hearts we worry about our children's hopes for friendship. In this book Alice shows that "Socialization is not the weakness of home education it is its strength and joy." Alice chronicles her own path from skepticism about home educating's ability to provide sufficient social experiences for her children, to the flowering of a local home school group that provides its members with meaningful social experiences within the context of home educating. Full of examples and practical suggestions, this will be an extremely uplifting addition to your cache of home education resources.
- Homeschool Your Child for Free: More Than 1,400 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Educating Your Family at Home
by LauraMaery Gold (Author), Joan M. Zielinski (Author)
Introduced in 2000, Homeschool Your Child for Free gave countless parents the plan and peace of mind to get their kids’ education on the right track. Now, authors LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski have revised and updated their popular guide, offering their expert homeschooling advice and information, plus new tools and resources to help you and your child succeed:
• Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, from preschool through high school
• Where to find free online courses; NEW!
• Ways to partner with public schools; NEW!
• Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators
• Keys to graduating a homeschooler; NEW!
• Developing personal finance management and life skills; NEW!
• Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers
• Career and vocational guidance; NEW!
- Homeschoolers Book of Lists: More than 250 Lists, Charts, and Facts to Make Planning Easier and Faster
by Sonya Haskins
With more than 250 lists organized by subject, home educators, private school teachers, and other instructors will find important facts and essential information in one easy-to-use resource. The book and CD cover material for elementary-age grade levels in eight academic areas including science, geography, history, the Bible, and more. The book is designed to supplement and enrich the student's basic curriculum with challenging memory work and facts about great people, important dates, famous speeches, and much more. In addition, two chapters are dedicated to curriculum information, homeschool methodology and organization, checklists, and key Web sites for the parent-teacher.
- Homeschooling Book of Lists, The
by Michael Leppert (Author), Mary Leppert (Author)
The Homeschooling Book of Lists is a comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly resource for homeschoolers or anyone considering teaching their child at home. Written by Michael and Mary Leppert, two experts in the field of homeschooling, this easy-to-use book is filled with information, tips, and resources that will help you give your child an outstanding education.
The book covers a wide variety of topics—including what to consider before homeschooling, state-by-state guidelines for homeschoolers, curriculum resources by subject area, and getting your homeschooled student into college.
- Homeschooling Option, The: How to Decide When It's Right for Your Family
by Lisa Rivero
In this accessible and honest look at homeschooling, Lisa Rivero explores the diverse faces of homeschooled students and the ways in which it can help children with special learning needs. She corrects misconceptions through profiles of diverse families and addresses the changing and complex needs of children today. This book addresses the major questions parents are bound to have as they consider this option: socialization, curriculum, special needs arrangements, resources, and more.
- Homeschooling the Child with Autism: Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask (Paperback)
by Patricia Schetter (Author), Kandis Lighthall (Author)
Presented in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, this book answers the most commonly asked questions about homeschooling children with autism spectrum disorders. The information provided will assist parents in making informed decisions about homeschooling their child, and will give them the knowledge required to start and maintain an effective homeschooling program. It includes sidebar tips from guest contributors who have experience successfully homeschooling ASD students and provides lists of helpful resources.
- Homeschooling with TLC in the Elementary Grades
by Tamara L. Chilver (Author), Marie Mosley (Editor)
Homeschooling with TLC in the Elementary Grades will give you a strong and concise foundation in elementary curriculum. This one-of-a-kind book is filled with creative teaching tips that can bring excitement into your school days. Learn techniques that simplify teaching and strategies that actively engage your child in the learning process. I bet you never knew teaching your child could be so much fun!
- Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner (Paperback)
by Kathy Kuhl (Author)
Whether you homeschool, are considering it, or just want to help your child after school, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home. Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her struggling learner for 4th-12th grades. After he graduated, she interviewed 64 homeschoolers with children with different learning problems, including autism, learning disabilities, AD/HD, and other conditions. She distills their wisdom while conveying her own experience and insights.
- Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling, The: A 20-Year Homeschool Veteran Reveals How to Teach Your Kids, Run Your Home and Overcome the Inevitable Challenges of the Homeschooling Life
by Barbara Frank
"The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling" is packed full of Barbara Frank's advice gleaned from over 20 years of homeschooling her four children, including one who has Down syndrome. As an eBook, it won rave reviews since it was published last year. Now, Cardamom Publishers has expanded the book, doubling it in size, and bringing it out in a perfect-bound edition. Readers will learn how they can: . Get past the "public school" way of thinking by customizing lessons for each child. . Boost their self-confidence by learning how to measure what their children have learned. . Reduce their stress level with "115 Organizing Tips for Homeschoolers." . Free themselves of attitudes and habits that make homeschooling harder than it has to be. "The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling" will encourage current and prospective homeschooling parents alike.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Well-Adjusted Child, The: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling
by Rachel Gathercole
Socialization may well be the single most important aspect of education today. With high and rising rates of divorce, drug abuse, youth violence, alcoholism, teen promiscuity, and so forth, we cannot afford to let this issue go unexamined.
To cling to the idea that what we, as a culture, are doing now is the right and best way for all children simply because it is what we are used to is to shut our eyes and minds to other possibilities--possibilities that may well afford greater happiness, success, peace, and safety to our own children.
At a time when people feel more disconnected than ever before, we cannot afford to overlook or allow ourselves to be blinded to an option which offers great benefits, including a rich, fulfilling, and healthy social life, that our children may well need for the future. Homeschooling offers great social benefits to kids and parents. And when we understand them, our children are the ones who will win.
- Well-Trained Mind, The: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, Third Edition (Hardcover)
by Jessie Wise, Susan Wise Bauer
This educational bestseller has dominated its field for the last decade, sparking a homeschooling movement that has only continued to grow. It will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school. Two veteran home educators outline the classical pattern of education—the trivium—which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind. With this model, you will be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects.
Newly revised and updated, The Well-Trained Mind includes detailed book lists with complete ordering information; up-to-date listings of resources, publications, and Internet links; and useful contact information.
- What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition: Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education
by E. D., Jr. Hirsch
What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, covers the basics of language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, math, and science. A collection of American speeches, tales from around the world, math problems, and biographies of famous scientists add to the book’s usefulness and enhance the pleasure of both adult and child as they work together. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This revised edition gives a new generation of fifth graders the knowledge they need to make progress in school and establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime.
- What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know (Revised)
by E.D. Hirsch.
Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders.
- When Homeschooling Gets Tough: Practical Advice to Stay on Course
by Diana Johnson
Diana Johnson has more than twenty years of experience as a homeschool parent and nearly fifteen years of experience managing the homeschool department at a Christian bookstore. When Homeschooling Gets Tough is largely based on her direct interaction with a broad range of customers who were in need of support.
Many homeschoolers struggle with feelings of inadequacy and failure when their homeschool situation is not picture-perfect. In this timely book, Diana offers challenged homeschooling parents practical advice mixed with spiritual insight about (1) controlling the curriculum quest, (2) defining basic educational objectives for different age groups, (3) streamlining commitments, and (4) developing realistic goals and schedules.
Homeschooling can be tough at times, but here’s a book to help make it easier.
- Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling
by Robert Kunzman
Homeschooling is a large and growing phenomenon in American society—between 1999 and 2007 it grew at twelve times the rate of public school enrollments, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Current estimates suggest that about two million kids are homeschooled, but information about this booming population is terribly incomplete. Nearly a fourth of states don’t even require parents to notify authorities if they homeschool their children, much less offer any sort of verification that they are doing so.
Of all the diverse groups of homeschooling families in the United States, conservative Christians are the largest subset, and it is this group that most influences public perception of and rhetoric about this movement. In Write These Laws on Your Children, Robert Kunzman uses his unprecedented access to six conservative Christian homeschooling families to explore this elusive world, from the day-to-day lives of its adherents to its broader aspirations to transform American culture and politics. Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews and observations of parents and children, their churches, movement leaders, and related activities, Kunzman offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the fastest-growing education movements of the last twenty years.
With Kunzman we visit homeschoolers in urban Los Angeles, central Vermont, rural Tennessee, northwest Indiana, and central Oregon. The families we meet range in size from one child to ten, and include parents who are professional teachers with advanced degrees as well as those who never finished high school. Their reasons for homeschooling are as varied as their families, and Kunzman takes on the invaluable task of showing us what their homeschooling experiences look like firsthand, what their political and religious beliefs are, and what their kids learn. This extraordinary access allows us to see conservative Christian homeschooling families not only as part of a larger political phenomenon—which is how they’re usually discussed—but also as unique entities with fascinating stories to tell.
The growing popularity of homeschooling raises important questions about the value of ethical diversity, what it means to think for oneself, how we prepare our young people to be democratic citizens, and what role (if any) the state should have in the education of children. Beyond competing visions about the proper aims of education, Kunzman shows, lies a complicated relationship between faith, freedom, and citizenship.
- You've Decided to Homeschool, Now What?
by Marsha Hubler (Author)
A practical, welcome aid for overcoming initial anxiety over homeschool for your children, this detailed-but-readable look at getting started (and maintaining) with a workable plan is written by well-known homeschool consultant Marsha Hubler. With invaluable checklists for getting started, sample yearly calendars, and detailed items "survival guide" makes it easy and lays the groundwork for a winning experience. This helpful book enables overwhelmed parents to see the big picture by helping tailor a curriculum for each child's specific needs and gives practical advice for working with homeschool evaluators, taking standardized tests, and injecting discipline necessary for academic success.