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your Homefires Editor, for their outstanding features and editorial excellence.
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Homeschooling Almanac 2000-2001
Mary and Michael Leppert
Expect the unexpected from Homeschooling Almanac 2000-2001. As you
might expect, Mary and Michael Leppert, the publishers of The Link Home-school
Newspaper and producers of the The Link Homeschool Conference, have
taken most of the knowledge currently available on homeschooling nationwide and
condensed it into a digest that covers the why's and how's of homeschooling in every
state, provides answers to frequently asked questions, and a directory of contacts
for support groups and helpful homeschool organizations. In addition there are
descriptions of different learning styles, information on varying methodologies, and
personal interviews with homeschool parents.
Learning At Home: A Mother's Guide To Homeschooling, Revised Edition
Reviewed by Diane Flynn Keith
Do yourself a favor and buy this book. The title is a misnomer. This isn't another book
about "how to homeschool." This is a book filled with the wisdom of a mother
who has children's best interests for education, growth and development at heart. I
think it may well be the best book on parenting I have ever read. I guess I shouldn't
be surprised since homeschooling and parenting are inextricably entwined. Marty Layne
identifies 11 criteria for what makes a successful homeschool and she gives clear,
demonstrative examples of what she means along with advice for how to develop these
traits. She also addresses "burn-out." The author acknowledges its occurrence
in homeschooling as a normal part of life and suggests ideas for combating it with
wisdom and lightheartedness. This book is a gem.
Brighten The Day - songs to celebrate the seasons
Teach Your Own
A Hopeful Path for Education
John Caldwell Holt
First edition inspire many to homeschool in 1981. This edition omits dated information about
legal issues. Holt writes how homeschooling is different than just school at home.
Why Homeschooling Makes Sense
The best book for fathers to read, for it's very man-to-man. Guterson is a teacher,
yet homeschools his own children.
The Homeschooling Book of Answers
The 88 most important questions aswered by homeschooling's most respected voices. This
book has many thoughtful suggestions.
The Homeschooling Handbook
From Preschool to High School, a Parent's Guide
Takes you through all the steps to a complete lifestyle change.
The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
Called natural learning by some, unschooling utilizes a child's natural curiousity to
propel him to love learning.
Home School: Taking the First Step
Resources to help you get started and get organized in a step-by-step fashion.
How to Write a Low-Cost/No-Cost Curriculum for Your Home-School Child
A resource you'll refer to time and time again.
1998 Revised Edition, Paperback
Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto
How the heart is stolen out of our children by compulsory education.
The Exhausted School
The First National Grassroots Speakout on the Right to School Choice
John Taylor Gatto
Homeschooling for Excellence
David & Micki Colfax
Classic book about that inspires many to homeschool. Story of the Goat Boy who went
Hard Times in Paradise
An American Family's Struggle to Carve Out a Homestead in California's Redwood
David & Micki Colfax
How challenging the good life can be! How a boy's business raising prize goats led to
his entry into Harvard.
The Teenage Liberation Handbook
How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
Written primarily for teens who need to convince their parents they can teach
Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School
Grace Llewellyn (Editor)
Accounts from teens who got a real life and education.
Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius
Enhancing Curiosity, Creativity, and Learning Ability
Thomas Armstrong Ph.D.
Author suggests ways you can help your child reach their full potential.
Trust the Children
A Manual and Activity Guide for Homeschooling and Alternative Learning
A book full of wondrous projects to inspire your homeschool.
A Field Guide to Home Schooling
A Practical Guide for Parents
Christine M. Field
Christian perspective on homeschooling, Christine offers sound advice, leading readers
through the maze of teaching approaches, home schooling resources, and learning styles.
From setting goals, schedules, and rules to organizing a home learning environment,
keeping records, and doing chores, this practical guide leads the way.
Inside American Education
The Decline, the Deception, the Dogmas
An indictment of the American educational system criticizes the fact that the system has
discarded the traditional goals of transmitting knowledge and fostering cognitive skills
in favor of building self-esteem and promoting social harmony.
And What About College?
How Homeschooling Can Lead to Admissions to the
Best Colleges & Universities
by Cafi Cohen
This author has reassured many of us that we CAN homeschool through high school and enter
No More Nagging, Nit-Picking, and Nudging
by Jim Wiltens
Successful methods used by families, teachers, and coaches for inspiring, motivating, and
Homeschooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-Packed Guide
by Melissa L. Morgan and Judith Waite Allee
If you need ideas for cheap, inexpensive, free, and fabulous resources for curriculum, here
is the answer! The authors not only target educational issues but give advice on financial
planning, budgeting, and home-based businesses to supplement income. They present ideas and
resources for low-tech and high tech learning. They tackle all grade levels including high
school -- and even devote a chapter to budgeting for the college-bound.
by Matt Duffy
Matthew Duffy is the son of longtime Christian homeschool activist, author, and mom, Cathy
Duffy. He graduated from his homeschool in 1997 and was inspired to collect a series of
stories about what homeschoolers do when they are finished homeschooling. HotHouse
Transplants is an account of what young Christian men and women do after homeschool
Living Joyfully With Children
by Win & Bill Sweet
We wrote this book to share the wealth of experiences and insights about children and
families that we have been gathering for over thirty years. What a joy it has been to
share this wealth! We are gratified to see the favorable reviews and comments the book
is receiving; for example, the highly regarded author, Joseph Chilton Pearce, wrote:
"Living Joyfully with Children is a gem in every respect, one of the best how-to
books for parents I have read: lucid, unpretentious, straightforward, admirably easy to
read, and absolutely invaluable. I was truly surprised at its depth and wisdom and think
I shall lug boxes of it along on my speaking trips. I am thankful that such works do