The Everything Guide To Homeschooling

Author: Sherri Linsenbach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440590702
Format: PDF, ePub
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An accessible guide for fun and stress-free homeschooling! When you homeschool your children, you can shape their education according to your own standards, values, and ideas. In The Everything Guide to Homeschooling, homeschooler Sherri Linsenbach provides you with all the information, inspiration, and encouragement you need to easily and successfully homeschool your children from grades K–12. This complete guide contains information on: The Common Core standards and how they impact families Creating plans for typical homeschool days, including schedules and activities Utilizing curriculum resources, strategies, and methods Managing specific learning styles and special needs This guide is packed full of ideas to make homeschooling your child easy, affordable, and, most of all, fun. With ideas for tackling social issues and motivating your child, this is the only reference you'll need to keep home education exciting and ensure your child’s success!

Home Learning Year by Year

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307565807
Format: PDF, ePub
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Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure, Home Learning Year by Year features: The integral subjects to be covered within each grade Standards for knowledge that should be acquired by your child at each level Recommended books to use as texts for every subject Guidelines for the importance of each topic: which knowledge is essential and which is best for more expansive study based on your child's personal interests Suggestions for how to sensitively approach less academic subjects, such as sex education and physical fitness From the Trade Paperback edition.

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child

Author: Linda Dobson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307556182
Format: PDF, Docs
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Homeschool the right way from day one. Are you considering homeschooling for your family? Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year? This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style, including: ·When, why, and how to get started ·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child's progress, and navigate local regulations ·Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels ·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships ·And much, much more! "To the thousands of requests we receive for help from families new to homeschooling, we will now recommend this warm and knowledgeable book. It will ensure that all families make it to the second year—including yours!" —Elizabeth Kanna, editor in chief, Homeschool.com "Linda Dobson addresses all the issues facing parents as they consider the task of homeschooling over other educational options. Those who wonder whether they really can or want to do the job will find unique perspectives in this well-researched work."—Beverly K. Eakman, author and cofounder, National Education Consortium From the Trade Paperback edition.

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

Author: Cathy Duffy
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805431384
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A critical volume for the homeschooling community that helps parents make informed choices regarding learning styles and curriculum

Homeschooling For Dummies

Author: Jennifer Kaufeld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068661
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If you believe that a good education is the greatest gift you cangive your child, you’re probably pretty unhappy withwhat’s being taught in most classrooms these days. If youthink that education should do more than just train kids to takestandardized tests, that it should build their critical thinkingskills, enable them to weigh ethical considerations, instill apassion for learning, and reflect your core values and beliefs,then you’re probably fed up with the current state of ourschools. If, like many parents, you’re wondering whetherhomeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, thenyou’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes–andHome Schooling For Dummies shows you how. This friendly, well-informed guide is a valuable resource forparents considering homeschooling, as well as veteran homeschoolerinterested in fresh homeschooling ideas. It gets you on track withwhat you need to know to confidently: De termine whether homeschooling is right for you and yourfamily Get started in homeschooling Obtain teaching materials Develop a curriculum that reflects your values and beliefs Comply with all legal requirements Find healthy social outlets for your kids Join a homeschooling cooperative From textbooks to computers to state compliance, expert JenniferKaufeld, covers all the bases. She anticipates most of yourquestions about homeschooling and answers them with clear,easy-to-follow answers enlivened by real-life accounts by parentsaround the nation who have opted to homeschool their children.Topics covered include: Deciding at what age to begin Determining your kid’s learning style and teaching toit Teaching special needs children Developing a curriculum that’s right for yourchildren Finding social outlets for you homeschoolers Complying with state and federal regulations Teaching at the primary, middle school and high schoollevels Preparing for the SATs, ACT and other key standardizedtests Networking with other homeschoolers You shouldn’t have to compromise on your children’seducation. Get Homeschooling For Dummies and find out how toturn your home into a school and raise smart, well-adjustedkids.

Homeschooling for Success

Author: Rebecca Kochenderfer
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446556958
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical, hands-on guide from the No. 1 homeschooling Web site gives readers everything they need to create a customized education plan that works with children's unique intelligence and learning style. Veteran homeschoolers and interested newcomers alike can benefit. (July)

Free Range Learning

Author: Laura Weldon
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1935387324
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Free Range Learning presents eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning. This data-from neurologists, child development specialists, anthropologists, educators, historians and business innovators-turns many current assumptions about school-based education upside down. The book's factual approach is balanced by quotes and stories from over 100 homeschoolers from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Mexico, India and Singapore. These parents and kids are the true authorities on alternative learning. Free Range Learning demonstrates: that children and teens can best be nurtured outside of restrictive educational systems that we can restore what is heart-centered and meaningful back to a central place in education how networking with others enriches the learning experience for our kids how homeschooling has become a force of positive social change-making the community a better place for everyone. The simple choice to homeschool is much more significant than a homespun method of education. Laura Weldon asks us to consider this choice as participation in a cultural shift toward redefining success; and as a form of collective intelligence with major implications for the future of education. Laura Grace Weldon writes for national publications about learning, sustainability and spirituality. She is a long-time columnist with Home Education Magazine, and an award-winning poet. Laura lives on a small farm with her husband and their four homeschooled children. Her background includes teaching conflict resolution and developing community enrichment workshops. Visit her at http: //lauragraceweldon.com

What Your Child Needs to Know When

Author: Robin Sampson
Publisher: Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9780970181619
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Includes a summary of objectives and a scope and sequence for the five most commonly used national achievement tests to help home schoolers prepare their children.

Homeschooling

Author: Heidi Watkins
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737762969
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This thought-provoking book explores issues and trends related to the growing practice of homeschooling. Readers will examine whether homeschooling produces positive academic outcomes, whether homeschooling supports or violates progressive values, and whether Christian homeschooling limits or expands children's' options. Essay sources include The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Kathryn Joyce, Conor Friedersdorf, and Alexandra Jacobs.

Morning by Morning

Author: Paula Penn-Nabrit
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 1588361047
Format: PDF, Docs
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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. In Morning by Morning, Paula Penn-Nabrit discusses her family’s emotional transition to home schooling and shares the nuts and bolts of the boys’ educational experience. She explains how she and her husband developed a curriculum, provided adequate exposure to the arts as well as quiet time for reflection and meditation, initiated quality opportunities for volunteerism, and sought out athletic activities for their sons. At the end of each chapter, she offers advice on how readers can incorporate some of the steps her family took—even if they aren’t able to home-school; plus, there’s a website resource guide at the end of the book. Charles and Damon were eventually admitted to Princeton, and Evan attended Amherst College. But Morning by Morning is frank about the challenges the boys faced in their transition from home schooling to the college experience, and Penn-Nabrit reflects on some things she might have done differently. With great warmth and perception, Paula Penn-Nabrit discusses her personal experience and the amazing outcome of her home-schooling experience: three spiritually and intellectually well balanced sons who attended some of the top educational institutions in this country. What we learned from home schooling: -Use your time wisely. -Education is more than academics. -The idea of parent as teacher doesn’t have to end at kindergarten. -The family is our introduction to community. -Extended family is a safety net. -Yes, kids really do better in environments designed for them. -Travel is an education. -Athletics is more than competitive sports. -Get used to diversity. -It’s okay if your kids get angry at you—they’ll get over it! -from Morning by Morning From the Hardcover edition.