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What's your favorite book on homeschooling

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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As a newbie, I am trying to find books about homeschooling to help me along in my journey. What's been your favorite? I have requested "Dumbing us down" by John Taylor Gatto and the "Unschooling handbook" by Mary Griffith

I think we will be a more eclectic mix of curriculum, but I am trying to read as much as i can.

~Jen AKA Bookmommy
Mommy to Peanut  8 years old and a 4 year old Aussie~Lucy

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Bleacheddecay
by Leader on Feb. 6, 2011 at 2:47 PM

The Teenage Liberation Handbook.

jen2150
by Helping Hands on Feb. 6, 2011 at 4:08 PM

My favorite by far is the well adjusted child.  Another book which is not quite a homeschooling book but very helpful was The learning coach approach.  I got so many good ideas from that book.  I also really enjoyed the well trained mind.  Good luck

MoonNStars
by on Feb. 6, 2011 at 8:28 PM
The Well Trained Mind
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pyratwife
by on Feb. 6, 2011 at 11:49 PM

A Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levinson. http://www.charlottemasoneducation.com/

chucks_mama
by Welcome Squad on Feb. 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Quoting MoonNStars:

The Well Trained Mind

lifeolearning
by Welcome Squad on Feb. 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum shows you a good picture of your teaching style, your child's learning style, explains the various methods such as Classical, Traditional, Unschooling, etc, and then gives a good chart of where various curriculums fall within these topics. Excellent resourse. I found it at my local library so I didn't have to spend the $ to buy it but I'll be signing it out again from time to time when my next child gets to a more formal home education level as a refresher.

buzymom93
by Korah on Feb. 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM

My two favorite books are:

1. Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days.. Share a day with 30 homescholling families

2. Help for the Harried Homeschooler.. A practical guide to balancing your child's education with the rest of your life

 

smorgan7204
by Welcome Squad on Feb. 7, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Thanks for the recommendations!  I just put 2  of them on hold at the library!

RondaLevine
by on Feb. 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM


Quoting MoonNStars:

The Well Trained Mind


LaVonneLong
by Testing the waters on Feb. 7, 2011 at 6:58 PM

I appreciate your question. I have a 3  year old and we are doing preschool right now. I'd love to be acquainted with homeschool methods. I am going to check out A Well Trained Mind.

 

Blessings!

LaVonne

http://longwaitforisabella.blogspot.com

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