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The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School
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 its 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.
RIGHT-BRAINED CHILDREN IN A LEFT-BRAINED WORLD: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR ADD CHILD
Don't Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I'd Known
Traci Matt, a veteran homeschool mom helps you make the most of your homeschooling efforts. She takes a look back at 20 years of successes and challenges, offering tested strategies to assist you on your home education journey. This book will help you learn ways to keep a peaceful home, stay out of the isolation trap, practice self-care, learn how to live with teens, and respond to the questions of others.
And What About College?: How Homeschooling Can Lead to Admissions to the Best Colleges & Universities
*Every chapter substantially revised to refelct recent changes in college admissions policies, testing requirements, and scholarship availability
*New chapter on college at home and on-line college
*New appendix on study tips for the college bound
*Updated resources and web sites
*Chapter highlights to help you focus on the most important points
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
Llewellyn is a former middle-school English teacher, and she knows her audience well. Her formula for making the transition from traditional school to unschooling is accompanied by quotes on freedom and free thought from radical thinkers such as Steve Biko and Ralph Waldo Emerson. And Llewellyn is not above using slang. She capitalizes words to add emphasis, as in the "Mainstream American Suburbia-Think" she blames most schools for perpetuating. Some of her attempts to appeal to young minds ring a bit corny. She weaves through several chapters an allegory about a baby whose enthusiasm is squashed by a sterile, unnatural environment, and tells readers to "learn to be a human bean and not a mashed potato." But her underlying theme--think for yourself--should appeal to many teenagers. --Jodi Mailander Farrell
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Designed to provoke thought, professional growth and provide a forum for discussion of major issues & ideas in education.
100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12
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.
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education
Author Douglas Wilson makes the argument that education must have a foundation of religion, which informs worldview. Education is the asking and answering of questions, and learning to read and write is simply the process of acquiring the tools needed to do that.
Cognitive Styles and Learning Strategies: Understanding Style Differences in Learning and Behaviour
Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner
Learn practical ways to recognize, reach, and develop visual-spatial abilities!
* Intuitive Knowledge
* Three-dimensional Perception
* Artistic Expression
* Scientific & Technological Proficiency
* Emotional Responsiveness
* Holistic & Whole-part Thinking
* Holographic Understanding
Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study With the Gentle Art of Learning : A Story for Mother Culture
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, Revised and Updated Edition
This book 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 educationthe triviumwhich organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using the trivium as your model, you'll 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 contacts.
Learning Styles: Reaching Everyone God Gave You to Teach
Or why Toni can't sit still? Or why Alex loves work sheets?
Or why Jordan is always trying something new?
Learning Styles answers these questions and more. Effective learning follows a natural four-step process that answers these four questions:
WHY DO I NEED THIS?
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT MY NEED?
HOW DOES WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ACTUALLY WORK?
HOW WILL I USE WHAT I HAVE LEARNED?
By answering each of these questions, we will appeal to the four learning styles: Imaginative, Analytic, Common Sense, and Dynamic. A learning style is the way in which a person sees or perceives things best and then uses that knowledge. When we understand learning styles and adjust our teaching or parenting to those styles, we begin reaching everyone God gives us to teach.
A wonderful book capable of teaching us how we learn . . . and what to do with all that knowledge once we've learned it. Practical, helpful, and an eye-opening book for all of us in the teaching tradefrom mothers to professors! I heartily recommend this be a must for your bookshelf.
JILL BRISCOE, AUTHOR, SPEAKER
Learning Styles displays Marlene LeFever at her best. Few people see others in terms of their learning capability. Fewer still dedicate themselves to the study of how understanding occurs. Marlene long ago grabbed my attention and admiration with her teaching skills. Her insights deserve thoughtful reading by every teacher and meaningful discussion in every teacher training meeting. Learning should stir up pleasure and she shows us how.
HOWARD G. HENDRICKS, CHAIRMAN
CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
. . . great teachers and preachers throughout the history of the church have realized the importance of answering the why, what, so what, and how questions.... The author has isolated and tied these elements to the teaching context so that their incorporation will be purposeful. Anyone involved in the communication process will be benefitted by Learning Styles....
DR. TONY EVANS, PASTOR
OAK CLIFF BIBLE FELLOWSHIP DALLAS, TEXAS
Easy reading, but not simplistic. Many authors ask hard questions; Marlene dares to suggest answers.... We now have no excuse for careless teaching.
MICHAEL S. LAWSON, PH D., PRESIDENT
PROFESSIONAL ASSOC. OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS (PACE)
Marlene D. LeFever is Manager of Ministry Relations for David C. Cook Church Ministries, holds a master of Christian education and is a frequent speaker at Sunday School conventions, writers' conferences, and professional organizations. Editor of Teacher Touch, a quarterly letter of affirmation for Sunday School teachers, Marlene has authored over ten books, including Creative Teaching Methods (Cook), Creative Hospitality (Tyndale) and Is Your To Do List About To Do You In?
Every Christian educator can benefit from this bookteachers and administrators alike, whether new to the task or with years of experience. Based on the premise that different persons learn in a variety of ways, all legitimate, the author shows clearly how teachers may recognize students who learn in these different ways, plan and teach lessons that involve all of them through the use of a wide variety of appropriate methods, and at the same time reinforce each student's sense of achievement. The same understandings are applied to leader recruitment and development. The book sparkles with appropriate anecdotes, live cases, and practical suggestions. It will be useful both in workshops and for personal study.
D. Campbell Wyckoff
Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education, Emeritus
Princeton Theological Seminary
When the stateswoman of Christian Education puts pen to her magnum opus, the benefits are all ours: teachers, students, and administrators. What a mother lode of resources this is! Imaginative, thorough, engaging, and accessiblecharacteristic of Marlene's own teaching style. Lights will come on in your head, and you'll never be the same teacher, or student, again.
Jerry B. Jenkins
Author and Writer-in-Residence
Moody Bible Institute
As Gardner broadened the world of teaching by identifying multiple intelligences which learners utilize in the process of learning, so Marlene LeFever has enhanced Christian education by identifying the presence of four kinds of learners in our classrooms. Good teaching comes from remembering that it's like not to know. Marlene has made us aware of what it is like "not to know" when what is being taught is outside our learning frame. She has given us insight and tools for building learners' esteem and for realizing their learning potential. As anyone who knows Marlene would anticipate she has done such with rousing enthusiasm, captivating flair, and catalytic creativity. This book will enable the exploration of whole new frontiers of learning for those who teach in the church.
Dr. Julie Gorham
Christian Formation and Discipleship
Fuller Theological Seminary
Secret of Childhood
Homeschooling: The Teen Years : Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old (Prima Home Learning Library)
The guide is neatly packaged and easy to read in the same style of its sister publications, Homeschooling: The Early Years and Homeschooling: The Middle Years. A large collection of lists and quick tips offer everything from the top 10 books for teens and the most popular math programs to money-saver suggestions such as joining a local college's foreign-language club and asking for discarded equipment from local schools. The last chapter contains two college application essays written by teenage homeschoolers. It also provides reassuring information about diplomas. Many universities follow Harvard's policy of not requiring a diploma, but if you or your homeschooling support group do issue one, your teenager can answer "yes" to the diploma question on most job applications--a fact sure to illicit a collective sigh of relief from thousands of parents who homeschool their teens. --Jodi Mailander Farrell
A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
Classical Education & The Home School
More Charlotte Mason Education
Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook
Handbook of Nature Study
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
Surrounded by more books than ever, readers today are frequently daunted by the classics they have left unread. The Well-Educated Mind, debunking our own inferiority complexes, is a wonderful resource for anyone wishing to explore and develop the mind's capacity to read and comprehend the "greatest hits" in fiction, autobiography, history, poetry, and drama.
Far from tossing readers into the swarming sea of classics and demanding that they swim, this book offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres, accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the close of each chapterranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Paul Gilroypreview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing.
Based on the same classical method as Bauer's terrifically successful The Well-Trained Mind, The Well-Educated Mind provides not only a thorough grounding in the classics but also a widely applicable foundation for self-education.
Montessori: A Modern Approach
Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent -- she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country.
Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today.
Understanding Waldorf Education : Teaching from the Inside Out
Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf schools with their philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you_re a Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important ideas on learning that you can apply today.
Smart and Smarter: Enhancing Your Child's Intelligence Through Cognitive Coaching
Rhythms of Learning : What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents & Teachers (Vista Series, V. 4) (Vista Series, V. 4)
This collection is the clearest introduction to the ideas of Waldorf education currently available. "Rhythms of Learning" contains Steiner's most important lectures on teaching and child development. It is an excellent resource for everyone interested in taking education successfully into the 21st century.
Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your Child
A Charlotte Mason Education
Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling
Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School
Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-olds beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life.
If youve ever felt that your child wasnt flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals arent supplying, youre ready to become a "guerrilla educator." Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains whats wrong (and whats useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your familys education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling.
Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your childs innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.
Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home
Kinder Dolls: A Waldorf Doll-Making Handbook
· Ten designs, including soft, baggy, angel, pouch, sack, and limbed dolls
· Twelve basic clothes patterns and ethnic variations
· Tools, techniques, and materials
· Safety guidelines and sewing methods
· Recycling tips and where to get materials
The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric
Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work
The new introduction to Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by Lee Havis, executive director of the International Montessori Society, discusses the changes that have taken place in Montessori education within recent years.
An updated appendix of Montessori periodicals, courses, societies, films, and teaching materials.
A revised bibliography of books by and about Maria Montessori.
Discovery of the Child
Different Brains, Different Learners: How to Reach the Hard to Reach
This brilliant new book with color illustrations is packed with powerful tools, techniques, and strategies that can actually help students improve brain function without resorting to Ritalin or other medical interventions.
Jensen presents a succinct overview of the key factors that prevent students from achieving as well as a concise outline for identifying the symptoms and causes of prevalent impairments. Most importantly, you will learn what to do once you've identified the disorder. Arm yourself with powerful knowledge for solving difficult learning problems; and discover specific how-to strategies for turning a borderline student into a confident achiever. Get started immediately with a step-by-step action plan.
Montessori Play And Learn : A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
Now, Lesley Britton, the leading Montessori practitioner in England for more than twenty years, will show parents how to bring Montessori home. If you would like to facilitate the development of your child's unique personality, make it possible for him to develop to his full intellectual capacity, and help him become socially and emotionally well adjusted, then this is the book for you.
Montessori Play and Learn is packed with ideas, activities, and games that can fit into your normal routine and help supplement preschool learning for your child. For planning your home, introducing your child to the supermarket or the neighborhood, and helping him discover other people and cultures, this book provides valuable tips and insights that help parents and children grow and learn together.
-- Create hundreds of learning opportunities from everyday life
-- Learn dozens of games and activities to help prepare children for mathematics, reading, science, and writing
-- Make your home environment as stimulating for your child as the best Montessori preschool.
I Learn Better by Teaching Myself/Still Teaching Ourselves
Unicorns Are Real: A Right-Brained Approach to Learning (Creative Parenting/Creative Teaching Series)
The Absorbent Mind
A new foreword by John Chattin-McNichols, Ph.D., President of the American Montessori Society, places this classic book in a contemporary context, offering an intelligent discussion of current thinking in child education.
For the Learners' Sake: Brain-Based Instruction for the 21st Century
Waldorf Education: A Family Guide
What draws parents and educators toward Waldorf Education today? "Waldorf Education - A Family Guide" offers a "first look" for parents and educators into the history, philosophy, curriculum, and traditions of this unique education. This comprehensive book is a collection of articles describing the world of Waldorf Education - the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.
For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School
Children at Play : Using Waldorf Principles to Foster Childhood Development
Homeschooling: The Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child
First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind
Discover Your Child's Learning Style : Children Learn in Unique Ways - Here's the Key to Every Child's Learning Success
The assessments are uncomplicated and almost too simplistic. And the writers convey an idealism that may not fly in some schools, suggesting that parents encourage teachers to adapt to their child's learning style, accepting, for instance, a video-taped report instead of a written one from a visual learner who conveys his talents better on screen than on paper. Understanding the assessments' results and applying them involves careful--and lengthy--reading. Still, a parent who follows the workbook from cover to cover could gain insight into why a child is struggling in school and head off the labeling of yet another "learning misfit." --Jodi Mailander Farrell
Christian Unschooling : Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ
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.
Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-Fives
Freedom and Beyond (Innovators in Education)
Free to Learn: Introducing Steiner Waldorf Earkt Childhood Education
· How kindergarten enables healthy child development
· What is movement based learning
· Why creative play is so crucial
· How children learn through imitation and rhythm
· When children are ready for school
· How to get support for parenting and daycare
Free to Learn is a unique guide to the principles and methods of Waldorf early education, drawing on kindergarten experience from around the world, with stories, helpful insights, lively observations, and pictures.
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